Welcome back Let’s Bee Friends followers! Another week has come and gone but it’s Friday and we all know that Friday brings the weekend! A weekend, by the way, which happens to be a super-d-duper long one. Gotta love Easter
I’m happy to announce that I have another local gal hanging out with me today. Her name is Harriet and she is the CEO and writer of the blog, See Theo Run.
I met Harriet through a small group of local Mom bloggers in my community. You may know Amanda from Lilahbility or Lisa from the Schwartz Chronicles. They are both cool chickies if you ask me, and now … I know Harriet who is as cool as anyone can get. You’ll see why once I stop jabbering and she starts talking!
Let’s begin …
I’m mom, well actually “mama,” to Theo, a rambunctious two-and-a-half year old who my husband and I adopted at birth. I blog about our adoption and silly toddler things at http://seetheorun.com.
10 Things About Me
- I’m the WASP part of a tricultural family. My husband is Filipino, my son is Jamaican-Canadian, and we live in an ethnically and socio-economically diverse neighbourhood in Vancouver.
- We have an open adoption. We have a relationship with Theo’s birthparents, who we see regularly, and we’ve also met all of Theo’s birth-aunties and uncles and both sets of his birth grandparents.
- I have a journalism and arts background and once attended 33 Fringe Festival plays. Right now, I work for LimelitePR on social media and mom blogger outreach for arts organizations, non-profits and small businesses. One of our clients is the Vancouver Children’s Festival, which I can’t wait to take Theo to.
- I’m closer to 50 than 40, a fact that may surprise many but shocks no one more than me.
- I starting running 10 Ks recently and working out so I can keep up with Theo. The kid has wheels! My friend, who is a long-distance runner, said he has “perfect form,” which really just means I have to keep training harder. Puff puff…
- I’m a super-tweeter, rapidly approaching 40,000 tweets. I tweet about Theo’s antics, Vancouver happenings, bits I hear on CBC radio, and I chat with other moms. I do not apologize for this minor obsession.
- I used to be quite adventurous. I rode my bike down the West Coast (from here to Mexico), hiked the West Coast Trail, taught English in Japan, backpacked through India, trekked the Annapurna circuit in Nepal, visited Thailand and Korea. I hiked the Machu Pichu trail in Peru, sailed around the Galapagos Islands and visited Ecuador and Bolivia as well. My husband and I walked 200 km of the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain before we got married. Now my idea of excitement is watching Theo jump in pool or hunting down a quality Americano.
- My great love (other than my family – ha ha) is public radio: CBC, NPR, BBC. I download podcasts and listen to them while I run or walk. I might be the only jogger tuned in to The Next Chapter while running.
- I prefer to be outside. My happy place is on a mountaintop taking in a spectacular view. Sitting on hilltops isn’t as accessible as it once was so I frequently settle for the woods, the beach or an urban outdoor setting like Granville Island.
- My biggest wish for my son is that he grows up with friends from all backgrounds representing all kinds of family forms and together they forge a fusion culture that mines the beauty and strength found in diversity.
On a side note, my friends, I have some news. My Let’s BEE Friends meme has been around for a year. I have enjoyed recruiting writers, finding new bloggers and getting to know fabulous women and men via this weekly meme. All greatness aside, I have decided to retire my fun weekly link-up. As much as I have enjoyed hosting it, today’s link-up with be the last one.
Don’t be sad. It’s all good. There are a ton of link-ups out there and we all know how hard it is to keep up with them. Just know that I appreciate the wonderful support I have received from so many of you who linked up with me every Friday. Let’s BEE Friends would not have been the same without you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Wishing all of you a happy and relaxing Easter weekend!