Pizza and a movie night

Dog has the hardest life It was a hectic week. My colleague on our small team of two was away for two days leaving me with holding down the fort as best as possible. Naturally, by the end… Read More

Saturday morning reads

I am still working on yesterday’s post but to tide you over, here is a couple of articles to ponder as you drink your morning coffee. The hygge conspiracy: last year I wrote Getting Hygge With It but… Read More

Meal planning for non-planners

Mr. Tucker and I love cooking. There is nothing we enjoy more on Sundays than putting on a fire, turning up a little jazz, pouring a glass of red wine, and then cooking up a storm. Usually we… Read More

Layoffs are inevitable, your reaction shouldn’t be

Last week there was a “reorganization” at my work. In two places in the country thousands of jobs have now been affected. Of course, I have to follow the stories, work late, do my job but I am… Read More

What makes a good life?

Although this study is done with all men, I think it’s still an interesting way to spend 12 minutes while you drink your coffee this morning: Here is a Link to video but if you have more time… Read More

Tablets, and e-readers, & TV…oh my!

As a follow up to my post Monday about us adults weaning ourselves off the internet, I thought it would be good post about our kid device philosophy. For a really long time I will admit Mr. Tucker… Read More

Articles: reducing your online time & addressing stress

If you are looking for some interesting reads on stress reduction and reducing the time you spend on your phone and online, I suggest the following: The Binge Breaker: Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to… Read More

Own your attention, take back your time

This was literally my teens and early 20s How does one who works in social media step away from social media? With great difficulty, actually. This morning I was thinking about the internet of aulde: back in the… Read More

Sorry, you’re Canadian

Growing up in Canada is kind of like being the second child: your big brother the USA gets all the cool shit first while you are stuck shuffling along in his shadow hoping you get a turn someday…. Read More

Exit strategy: conversations with my mom

“I wish I had retired later. I find retirement really boring.” My mom said. She was over for her weekly cup of coffee & a visit with the kids and I. Although we keep Sundays as a strictly… Read More

Game changer: make your own bouillon

It’s rare that food things BLOW MY MIND. I have been reducing our food bill for years with a combination of sale purchases, learning new skills, and mostly cooking from scratch. So it’s rare that I consider some… Read More

Why I am buying back my pension

Fun site for Canadians in certain provinces: all benefits you are eligible for in your region. When I checked it wasn’t updated for this year’s tax season but I am hopeful it will be. As you probably have… Read More

To every season, turn, turn, turn…those goals into reality

Don’t tell anyone but I love all the seasons. I grew up having all four seasons fleetingly spread across the mere 12 months of a year and I still love them all. Sure, sure, I am one of… Read More