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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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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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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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Maybe it’s because I am a woman and pregnant (initially I was going to write pregnant and a woman but then I thought about that sentence…) but lately I have been thinking quite a bit about the strength and power of women. Having gone through pregnancy and birth, nursing, parenting and surviving on little sleep [...]

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Last weekend I was in a bit of a down mood and it was more than just a case of the winter blahs. On the Friday evening I went to pick up Miss Mouse from daycare and found her right smack in the midst of a lively play-session. Suffice to say she did not want [...]

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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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Ever wonder what goes on behind the closed doors around you? Have you found yourself peaking into light windows at night, eager for a glimpse into the lives of your neighbours? One of the great by-products of owning dogs is that you get to walk them at night, a perfect time for stealing glances! I’ll [...]

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One of the best things about being a book blogger and having a mission (to profile and highlight as many Canadian children’s books as I can) is being introduced to books I may not have necessarily noticed before. For instance, the graphic novel is such a genre that I’ve been intrigued by but never really [...]

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