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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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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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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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I’m a lucky person in many ways. One of the areas I am truly blessed is in my family. I have a large extended family (and super in-laws) and it’s a nice feeling. Another great part of my family is that there are a lot of women. I have a number of aunts who I [...]

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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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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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So it’s officially over: not winter my friends, but the Toronto Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes! The Leafs did lose in a shoot-out but when Buffalo won their fate was officially sealed and the faithful let out a collective sigh of resignation. End of story. Mathematical equations and remote possibilities are no longer, there is simply no [...]

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I have never been a girly girl. I’ve never been into frilly things, unicorns or becoming a princess when I was little (at least as far as I remember it). Hair bows, sweet dresses, doll houses, flowery patterns, make-up and nail polish just didn’t interest me as much as other things did.  I was more [...]

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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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Happy Chinese New Year everyone! It is the Year of the Rabbit and therefore a tranquil, calm year where the better things in life will shine on everything and diplomacy will be high. SIGH! I am happy because our second child will be a rabbit and therefore possess one of the most fortunate horoscopes out [...]

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