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Tag Archive 'Ages 4-12'

Whenever I go travelling I try to get into what the locals are into, you know, “When in Rome” and all that so now that we are on a family trip to the U, S and A to visit my parents, I figured I could introduce you to some of America’s gifts to children’s literature. [...]

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On my way into work today, a young woman to my peripheral left caught my attention. She was carrying a skateboard and I thought “you don’t see that very often” and I was immediately intrigued. From the ankles up she could’ve been any other young urban professional slogging it to work; non-descript grey pants, button [...]

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I’ve always been fascinated by those who build models. Any type of model elicits the same type of curiosity; it is not what they create but why they do it. As a painter, I understand the need to make tangible things from the ideas floating around in one’s head. The creation process is all about [...]

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Today we loaded up the car, packed a picnic lunch and headed downtown to Queen’s Park for Toronto’s 21st Word on the Street festival. WOTS is an annual celebration of the written word and includes many of Toronto’s finest authors and illustrators, publishers and magazines. I have been looking forward to this for some time [...]

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One of my favourite stories of all time is the tale of Aladdin from Arabian Nights. If for some reason you’ve just joined us from a galaxy far away and have never heard of this folk tale of seen the Disney animated version, let me tell you a little about it. Aladdin is a young [...]

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Onwards and Upwards!

My daughter is a genius. At the tender age of fifteen months, she can already: Go to the bathroom on the toilet (and even flush!) Brush and floss her four and ¾ of teeth When asked identify the hounds by name, Harry and Lady, and even the beta fish, Spike Say complex words like go, [...]

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Normally I don’t like to talk about my work in my blog. As you know I have a “day job” and it’s no big secret I am in communications/public relations, it’s just a personal thing. Like mixing two sets of very different friend groups, there are times when you want to keep things separate for [...]

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Dogs are funny creatures. They bring us countless hours of joy, unmatched loyalty and endless companionship. We often think of dogs as our faithful friends, steady and reliable but really dogs are no more predictable than people are. Anyone who has a dog and is honest about it knows this is true. Take for instance [...]

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Shoes, I love shoes! I’ve been in love with shoes before I was really ever in love boys! I have always had a special relationship with my many pairs over the years. Some have been more practical while others just for fun. I’ve danced in them, ran, dated, interviewed, worked, played and shopped for more [...]

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I hope you’ll forgive me; this post is cutting it a little close. I fell asleep after putting Emmerson down and just woke up in a start realizing I almost slept through a day. Yikes! Long weekends will do that to you I suppose and ours was jam-packed, it’s no wonder I gave in to [...]

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