Spinning things

Posted by Saraline , Wednesday, March 31, 2010 6:35 PM

This post is going to be about my son but it will be interesting and relevant to feminist parenting, I swear.

That's him on his first birthday back in October. Isn't he cute? ANYWAY.

Quebec's new budget

Posted by Saraline 11:43 AM

"Quebecers can look forward to paying a new 'health contribution' and a 15-per-cent sales tax in 2012 under the budget Finance Minister Raymond Bachand brought down yesterday. [...]
Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois pointed out that in the 2008 election campaign, Premier Jean Charest gave no hint of higher taxes, fees and hydro rates to come.
'The government is going to pick the pocket of Quebecers,' she said."

The real life Lowood School

Posted by Saraline , Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:53 PM

I recently reread Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Those of you who have read the book probably remember Jane's arrival at Lowood School when she was a child. You probably remember how she described the inedible food, the drafty building, the long walks to church in the winter while wearing inadequate uniforms and shoes, Miss Scatcherd's mistreatment of Jane's friend Helen Burns, and how Helen died.

I was fascinated to learn that Lowood School was actually based on The Clergy Daughter's School at Cowan Bridge, which Charlotte attended with three of her sisters. The character Helen Burns was modeled after her eldest sister Maria.

What's left of the real life Lowood School.

Information for new and expecting parents in Montreal

Posted by Saraline 12:29 AM

Before you read this blog entry, I suggest that you click on "Info for Montreal parents" at the top of this page; all the info from this page is there as well, and I update it when I find new information.

I've noticed that I get hits on this blog when people are trying to find information about giving birth in Montreal on google. I don't know how useful the information here is, since I've only given birth at one hospital and I've only shared my experience there. I've decided to do an information post about this and other things that might be helpful.

I'm back!

Posted by Saraline , Monday, March 29, 2010 8:14 PM

Well, hello there. I haven't updated this blog in over year. I think that it's pretty hilarious that the majority of the posts on my feminist parenting blog were made while I was still pregnant and not actually parenting yet. I had a lot more time when I wasn't actually taking care of a child, I guess.