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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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We are well into our second week of our American sojourn in the Big-D and as part of my total vacation -assimilation plan (I’ve also taken to applying several more coats of mascara and using “y’all” as part of my general lexicon) I’ve chosen another Brooklyn-based book author/illustrator to celebrate (there really does seem to [...]

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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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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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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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Forgive me readers for I have not absconded and am still blogging. It’s been 2 weeks since my last entry and I have to confess that I have been taking that time to myself, to hang out with Miss Mouse, to organize and mainly to sleep before baby came. And guess what….she’s here! Quincey Ellin [...]

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I’m one of those moms you know the ones that give the more educational gifts. I really can’t help it, I love learning and always have and I want kids to experience that feeling too. Sure, I add the action figures and the licenced toys especially if I know that the child loves a particular [...]

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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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Yesterday, as we were in the chaotic rush known as weekday mornings at my house, I scooped up my ever growing daughter and exclaimed “wow you are getting heavy!” Our little pint-sized parrot immediately said “Heavy Emme” and pointed to herself. Being somewhat neurotic and paranoid about perpetuating negative body-image things to my daughter I [...]

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