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I’ve just come out of a week-long fog caused by a nasty flu bug that has been circulating and am just beginning to feel (somewhat) normal. Being saddled with the flu is like spending weeks planning for a party only to have that annoying neighbourhood kid show up and ruin everything. He wrecks all the [...]

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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 am slowly realizing that having child(ren) means that things get done in fits and spurts including blogging. In my defence, I did have a rather busy week including caring for a very sick toddler while desperately trying to convince myself that I am not in fact sick as well (who has the time right?!)  [...]

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March 22 is World Water Day which was created by the UN General Assembly for reflecting on and celebrating one of our more precious resources; water. Many people work to conserve water, some work on initiatives to ensure that al l around the world people have access to clean water and many more are just [...]

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I’ve never seen my husband more proud than when Miss Mouse first said “hockey” in an appropriate context (as she pointed at the TV screen). Okay maybe when she correctly points to each member of The Doors when asked: “Which was is Robbie? Which one is John? Where’s Jim?” It always makes me chuckle but [...]

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I can think of no better book with which to start a new year of book reviews than The Mystery of the Moonlight Murder: An Early Adventure of John Diefenbaker by Roderick Benns (ISBN: 9780981243306, Fireside Publishing, 2009). Not only is this a fictional tale about one of our great leaders, John Diefenbaker at age [...]

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Early tomorrow morning for the first time in about four hundred years the total lunar eclipse will fall on the winter solstice and this can be seen by about 1.5 billion people worldwide and so can you if you want to get up at about quarter after three in the morning (if you are in [...]

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Okay, in the interest of full disclosure I haven’t actually read the book I chose to review today. I was hoping to squeeze it in today despite having to drive into work early (to leave early), attending an appointment, running errands and taking care of the Mouse. I actually have the book, The Secret Fiend [...]

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I’m sitting here with my daughter watching her plough some pineapple and it’s a beautiful thing. I am a big fan of baby-led weaning, which is basically by-passing all the purees and letting your 6 month old (or older) baby start with finger foods and let them feel the texture, taste the food in its [...]

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I think I must’ve been lucky growing up, I didn’t really suffer at the hands of the schoolyard bully. Perhaps the karmic gods gave me a break because I had more than my fair share of tormenting at home through the various plots devised by my older sister or maybe I just wasn’t different enough [...]

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