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Apr 26, 2010

Put a Mom on the Court

This morning, Peter Bienart at The Daily Beast urges President Obama to name a Mom to the United States Supreme Court, if for no other reason that working mothers need assurance that they can in fact "have it all." Prior to reading this, I was unaware that neither Sandra Day O'Connor nor Ruth Bader Ginsburg has any children. Sonia Sotomayor's personal history was well-documented during her recent confirmation hearings.

Luckily, Canadian mothers-who-happen-to-be-lawyers have had several role models in this regard. While Bertha Wilson, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, didn't have any children, it's hardly surprising. Our current Chief Justice, on the other hand, has a son. The two other women who sit with her on the court, Justice Rosalie Abella and Justice Louise Charron, also have children.

Now if they would only tell us how they managed to become such accomplished jurists while raising their children...

Apr 16, 2010


It's been a couple of weeks since I blogged, but I don't have any big topic to discuss. Just a few random thoughts.

This picture really makes me laugh. I noticed it when we were out for a walk a couple of weeks ago. Does Kym know she's "loe'd"? I mean, if you're going through all the trouble to graffiti a bridge, at least spell it right.

Life with the kids has been pretty good. I know it sounds trite, but I really have a lot to be thankful for. Mia has started to sleep in her crib regularly and she'll sleep sometimes for 6 hours in a row, so no complaints in that department. The weather has been pretty iffy here for the past week or so, which has meant that we haven't been getting out too much.

Once a week we go to the library where Gavin sits at the one of the computer stations and pretends he knows what to do with the mouse. One day I was using the self-checkout to check out our books and one of my books wouldn't register with the system. A lady tried to help me and when she took the book Gavin gave her this glare and said, "Hey, that's my mommy's book!". She gave him a look like he was the rudest little boy she'd met and I was torn between telling her to relax and chastising him. I told him that the lady was helping Mommy and that he should apologize, but she didn't appear mollified. Whatever. If you're personally offended by what a two-year-old says, then you have bigger problems than what I have time to deal with.

Anyway, baby is crying. Gotta go.