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Embracing Life’s Second Act

I’m so excited…

…to be bringing this old blog of mine back to life! If you’ll notice, there’s a menu item called “Original Posts From 2009” – those blog posts are from way back when I went back to College to study web design and coding.

I look back on those posts now and the memories are so fresh – it hardly seems as though 10 years have passed. But that’s the way my life’s been going lately – it seems to be rushing by, full of interesting stuff – some good, some not so good.

And I want to share my thoughts, the laughs, the lessons I’ve learned, and hope that the visitors to this site will find some value in it, or at least see it as something interesting to read on a rainy afternoon.

Featured Posts


Oh, Spring, where art thou?

Not even the inevitable interval of “Mud Season” can dampen my anticipation of Spring’s arrival.

But it has been a frustrating Spring this year.

Why WebMom?

Let’s face it, we aren’t aging the way our parents’ generation did.
And so I decided to revive webmom.ca, as a blog for women like me, who feel they are largely being ignored.

A Song for Spring

Take one long and very horrible Quebec winter, add a touch of cabin fever and a chance encounter with an old Elvis gospel song…

Best Beef Stew

The addition of a little port wine (or fortified sweet wine) takes this stew from everyday to company fare.

Midlife Women Bloggers

As women in our “Second Act” in our society, we are a growing demographic, and more and more of us are using blogging as a means to express ourselves

Nana’s Barley Soup

I am really not a soup person. But there is one that brings back wonderful memories.

Secret to a happier you

It’s a phrase we’ve all heard for years now. “Random Acts of Kindness”.

For a long time, I didn’t know exactly what that meant.

More From the Blog

Let Me Introduce Myself!

Hi! This is me - OK, not really!

Until I can find a photo of myself that I can stand to put online, this cute retro woman will have to do.

But what I can do right now is tell you a bit about myself.

I live in a small town on a small island just west of Montréal, Québec. I work full time as a web designer and developer, in my own company that I started in 2009.

When I’m not designing a new website or blogging here, I'm usually found either at the stables with my horse, Chips, in my garden (when there's no snow on the ground!) or reading a book.

I'm not going to tell you how old I am - numbers don't really matter that much to me - but I am definitely in the "Second Act" of my life.

My gardens

My gardens

When we moved to Quebec from our farm in Ontario, I specified that I wanted a house with 2 things:

A pool, which I had wanted since I was a little girl, and little to no landscaping, so that I could do it myself.