Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dear Santa,
I have been a bad girl this year. I haven’t been able to get out to see all of our
advertisers this year so if you could do me a HUGE favour and bring them something extra special, I would be forever in your debt.

Thanks in advance!

Tamara Plant
Publisher, MOM Magazine

Dear Tamara,
You’re right, you have been a bad girl! But I see here the biggest reason you’re on the naughty list is that you have failed to do any laundry, make supper or clean your house. Shame on you. So, my answer to your request to thank your advertisers is a big no!! Get your act together before my big night or all of the advertisers will get a big lump of coal with your name on it!

Tsk, tsk, tsk.


Hey you fat bastard!
I already know that I have been slacking off around my house and I do NOT need you to point it out. If you can’t do this one damn favour then screw you!

PS I thought fat people were suppose to be jolly!

Hey! You’re one to talk, chubby! Big Daddy and I have been communicating so I know all of your dirty little secrets... do you really want to start this battle? Apologize or that lump of coal goes to every one of your advertisers!!


OMG I am SO sorry!!! You’re right. Especially if you know about that time I... um, well, you know! So... yah. Um. This is awkward. I’m sorry. Can you ever forgive me? I really need to do something special for our advertisers because without them, there is no MOM magazine!!! Please reconsider. I promise to be better next year. P.S. Big Daddy is one to talk...

That’s more like it. I will try to let your advertisers know how much you appreciate them. p.s. Big Daddy deserves a raise. He’s funny!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Not Criminally Responsible law is really starting to PISS ME OFF!

It's no secret that I have been supportive of Tim's Law and Carol deDelley's fight to change the NCR law.

I have kept the story of Tim McLean's brutal murder front and centre in the magazine and online for a reason. The Not Criminally Responsible law has GOT TO CHANGE!!

This law first came to my attention - and the attention of most Canadians - after Tim was beheaded, cannibalized, had his body ripped apart in front of multiple Greyhound bus passengers while the RCMP stood by and did nothing. It was a "Preservation of Life" policy that prevented them from doing anything and since Tim was already dead, they couldn't very well storm the bus and kill Li.

So, Li was eventually found Not Criminally Responsible, which means no one is responsible for Tim's murder.

And now, in the news is the story of the BC father - and I use that term loosely - who murdered his three kids while they slept. He wrote the words "Forever Young" and "Gone to Neverland" in soy sauce as a message to their mother.

Well that same goddamn NCR punishment is being thrown around.

630 Ched reported: He told the court that the girl fought back, putting her hand up and crying out "I'm sorry, Daddy, I'm sorry," and then pulled his hair as he slashed her neck.

"I told her to go to the white father," he testified.

Now, I'm not a lawyer, I'm not a psychologist but I am a mom and I swear to GOD if anyone did that to my kids there is no way in hell I would want that NCR verdict passed.

NCR is bullshit. SOMEONE is responsible for murdering those kids. If not their dad - who admitted to killing them - then WHO!?

Carol's fight to change this law has seemed to have stalled, not for her lack of trying but for lack of anger and empathy by the general public.

When Tim was murdered, the story was heard around the world. People from all over the globe were sending messages of support, starting Facebook groups, they were outraged!!

And now? Well, the petition for Tim's Law has stalled at 800+ signatures.

Why? What are YOU waiting for? Are you waiting for some crazy fucker to come and do to your kids what they have done to Carol's and to Darcie Clark, the mother of those slain children?

Get pissed off! Help Carol make the change that NEEDS to be made to the Not Criminally Responsible law.

It's a bullshit law and you know it.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend?

When did it get to be turkey weekend??

Holy shitballs, I've blinked and summer is over, winter is here!! Ok, so I saw a couple of the http://yummymummyclub.ca/ bloggers say wonderful things about what they are thankful for so.... never one to re-invent the wheel, I decided to post my own TGIF list (Thanks Given In lieu of Flowers). Don't judge, I just made it up.

Okie dokie so here goes...

To all of you who continue to read/advertise in MOM Magazine, THANK YOU!

However, to all of you who have nothing better to do than bitch about our grammatical errors, potty-mouth content, and Big Daddy ... well THANK YOU for continuing to pick us up, even if it is only to bitch

Among those whom I would like to personally thank is my new assistant Christine for keeping me organized and picking up the slack!

No one is happier about our expansion into Calgary than I am!

Kraft Dinner. The supper I am most thankful for because my kids will eat it!

Shiraz. Merlot. Reisling. Zin. Chardonnay. I think you get the point!!

Gee, I have to mention coffee, too, because without coffee, I would be one bitchy girl. Ok, even bitchier than I am normally.

In the spirit of the season, I guess I should mention the in-laws (even though I SWORE I'd never mention the old folks again!!) but I am lucky to have them because they take the kids whenever we need them. And that... is truly a blessing!!

Very big cups. In which to put my coffee. Fragment. Sentence. Get over it. I'm not perfect and neither is the mag.

I hate Facebook because it has become a toxic breeding ground for catty bullshit. In it's place I have discovered http://twitter.com/MOMmagRocks Because we do. Follow me there and don't ask to be my friend on Facebook. I am greatful for the Twit.

Namaste. Ommmmm. If you're not within you're without. Don't you dare tell anyone that I'm into that stuff!!

Grenache Shiraz. Coffee. My kids. Big Daddy (with all his faults, I love him still) *i think I just threw up in my mouth*

Now go be one with your turkey.

And have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

The last time I was this late, I was pregnant.

And I was just as unhappy.

This anniversary issue of MOM will be available on Tuesday - yes, I know, you've been waiting and waiting... due to circumstances beyond our control we're late.

It happens.