My name is Lynn. This is me:
I live in Ottawa, Ontario. It’s the capital of Canada. It’s awfully easy to feel patriotic every day when you live here.
I live with my husband Sir Monkeypants, and our three tombliboos: fifteen-year-old Captain Jelly Belly, thirteen-year-old Gal Smiley, and ten-year-old Little Miss Sunshine. I don’t post pictures of them online, so this will have to do:
Turtlehead is my mother’s word for that groggy feeling you get when you’ve overslept. I swear I didn’t know about the poop connotation until much later. By coincidence, I do really love turtles. They’re my favourite animal.
This blog is a place for me to work on my writing and figure out my life. On any given day I might write about parenting, Dance! Show!, getting older, living in suburbia, or my white-knuckled terror of camping.
I’m the planning mastermind behind Blog Out Loud, an annual one-evening event for Ottawa-area bloggers, featuring live readings and photo displays.
I’m also the brains behind the annual Summer of Awesome movement.
Some of my pop culture writing has been published in the Ottawa Citizen. I used to have an entertainment website called Sidekick Magazine, and it was profiled in Entertainment Weekly Magazine. You can find a quote from one of my movie reviews on the DVD case for Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
I spent three lovely years writing for SavvyMom.ca and I used to have a column, Third Time’s The Charm, published monthly in Capital Parent Newspaper (sadly, now defunct). I have my own WordPress design business, Sweet Smart Design, where I set up fancy custom sites for bloggers and authors (or just tweak their sites with custom graphics and other pretty things) – you can contact me for more info on this.
If you have a private message for me, you can contact me at lynnturtlehead at gmail dot com.