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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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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 just wanted to take a moment to wish all my readers a very Happy Easter. In between the chocolate highs, egg hunts, yummy dinners and glorious family time (like Daddy/daughter bunny hopping-see below), I hope you also take some quiet moments to read to your little bunny. Our Easter Bunny brought some fun Easter [...]

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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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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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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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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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Some of the most compelling images coming out of the unrest in Egypt in the past few weeks have not only been of the tens of thousands who refuse to leave Cairo’s Tahrir Square or the thousands of Muslim Egyptians praying as they protest for President Hosni Mubarak to step down, but the pictures of [...]

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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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