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Okay well….it’s been a little while…but I haven’t forgotten you or this blog. I swear! I’ve thought of it often and have wanted to write but I am almost completely enthralled with my two girls and find it hard to tear myself away for anything and truly it’s hard to find things more interesting than [...]

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Since starting this blog I’ve become synonymous with children’s books to my friends and family and I don’t mind it one bit (better than being the gecko lady or the weird clown collecting lady!) And often I am asked for tips on great books and on getting kids into reading and doing it more. I [...]

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As the new baby dust settles I find I have a tad more time to write my blog. Having two is like increasing your child quotient exponentially. Really, it’s like having 4 especially at the beginning. Even in these first few months I have noticed a distinct sibling pattern emerge between my girls. Thankfully Miss [...]

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I’m astounded that I am astounded that, in fact, having another baby means I have less time to blog and not more! This new baby makes me busier than I ever have been (who knew?) and at times the number of chores and tasks seems to have doubled as if I had 4 kids instead [...]

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I have a theory that the world is a place of light and the dark only exists to remind us of what an abundantly beautiful world we live in. Like a game of peek-a-boo teaches babies about the idea of permanence; disease, death, sickness, trial and tribulation exist to make us stop and take stock [...]

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Happy Canada Day Everyone! We all celebrate the BEST nation in the world today in different ways. Some of us plan bashes, some plan trips and others make that trek to the great Canadian pastime: the cottage. This blessed long weekend means different things to different people. Take my own family for example: My husband [...]

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When my Miss Mouse was young and I would rather tear off my left arm than be apart from my little girl. I often wondered how I might deal with the returning to work and leaving her for extended periods of time (it was horrid thanks for asking!) and made myself sick just thinking about [...]

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In the home stretch of pregnancy, I am finding it harder and harder to feel passionate about much beyond nesting, sleeping, and finding the perfect chocolate covered cashew. Work doesn’t cut it (sorry boss!), entertaining pastimes, pampering, not even shopping fills me with the old familiar thrill. It’s really nice having a toddler during this [...]

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I feel like I can shout: It’s finally here! Although it’s sometimes been rather cloudy, often grey and sometimes very windy, I can still feel it in the air: Spring! I relished in the warm wind yesterday that whisked my hair into an unruly mess. I savoured the joy of being in my spring jacket and [...]

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I am sure I am not alone in thinking the weekends pass far too quickly and are far too packed with errands, chores and laundry to be considered downtime. Now that I am a parent I think weekends pass at warp speed and often wonder on Monday morning sitting at my desk if it actually [...]

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