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My latest Labour Day weekend was filled with an eclectic group of activities and people. It started with art and followed by an impromptu picnic in a downtown Toronto Park. We saw family and friends we didn’t expect to see this weekend and tasted epicurean delights that created wonderful taste sensations in the mouth and [...]

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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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Where have 10 weeks gone? Our little Q-bug is now a 2-month-old and I have been enjoying an extended babymoon, ignoring almost everything else but my precious girl! I’ve always loved that term used to describe the period of time after a baby in born where mom and baby spend hours can’t get enough of one another [...]

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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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The day before last I finally completed the 2011 Census and I think it was the short form for all of those who remember the hoopla of the long versus short form. Anyway it’s really easy and you can do it online. Right after I was asked to participate in another voluntary household survey and [...]

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As a parent I often have this insatiable urge to shield my daughter from the unpleasant things in life. Whether in song verse (you’d be amazed at how negative, macabre and downright scary some popular children’s songs are if you really listened to them. I mean “down will come baby cradle and all” isn’t the [...]

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My high school was a huge brown building with loads of kids and very few windows. It was a place that was both formidable and exciting to a young whippersnapper at the tender age when we leave the cushiness of elementary school behind and become thrust into teenage life.   Once you arrived you learned [...]

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One of the items in the news today was about a recent draft report that fare evasion is cost the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) over 22 billion dollars last year, a jump of almost double than last year. Now anyone who lives in the Greater Toronto Area knows that the TTC hasn’t had an easy [...]

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There are times when I come home from work and find two faces pushing themselves into the front door as I am entering or scratching and whining before I even get my key in the lock (which always makes me cringe!) Then there are other times when I walk in and wonder if I even [...]

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Like most people in the Greater Toronto Area, I was deeply saddened and distraught to hear that a young police officer, Sgt. Ryan Russell was killed last week after being deliberately run-down by a stolen snowplough that he was trying to stop. I think what has hit so close to home for me about this [...]

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