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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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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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Today we presented a fellow pregnant colleague with a baby gift as tomorrow is her last day in the office (this is the second one to go this year –I swear there is something in our water!) I just love baby showers. I think I love the shopping for them most of all (I offered [...]

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Now that Emmerson is pretty proficient in walking (and running!) the thing she loves most to do is walk home from daycare. Luckily the weather has been milder and it’s not far from our house so we can managed to “walka walka” home more afternoons than not. I’m always amazed at how each trip is [...]

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Happy Family Day  (and a Happy President’s Day to my American friends!) I hope everyone enjoyed their much needed long weekend. I so appreciated this relatively new holiday (at least to Ontario) not only because it gives us a welcome repose in the  gruelling end of the harshness of our Canadian winter but it also [...]

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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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Like every teenage girl filled with so many thoughts and feelings I didn’t know what to do with them, I started a journal. This served not only to record all my innermost thoughts and feelings, hopes, secrets and wishes for the future , it also made me feel like I was recording my life and [...]

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  One of my observations as a new parent is that when children want something, they want it NOW! Not in a few minutes, not after Mommy ties her shoelace/finishes her meal/goes to the bathroom but right this very instant. It’s interesting to watch my own reactions to my daughter’s immediate wants (I saw wants [...]

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January in Canada is not for the faint of heart. It’s cold here and in a country where the temperature can actually dip to minus forty or fifty below, we are a hearty people. We are a people so accustomed to a Canadian winter that in fact some of us aren’t fazed by a little [...]

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It was a dreary depressing day last week when I read the graphic novel Skim by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (ISBN: 9780888997531,Groundwood Books, 2008) and I have to say the story didn’t help bring me out of the doldrums, not in the slightest, and that was a good thing. The beautiful thing [...]

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