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I am slowly realizing that having child(ren) means that things get done in fits and spurts including blogging. In my defence, I did have a rather busy week including caring for a very sick toddler while desperately trying to convince myself that I am not in fact sick as well (who has the time right?!)  [...]

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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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The past month or so I have been thinking quite a bit about how people get along with one another. It started with the concerning mean behaviour from the little boy at Emmerson’s daycare and further cemented itself into my daily life due to some interpersonal work drama that has recently come about. SIGH. Of [...]

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Sometimes the universe just comes together and things click.  I was up at 3 this morning just being pregnant (i.e. meaning that I needed to eat RIGHT THEN) and began trolling my social media when I saw a Facebook update on the book launch of The Never Weres by Fiona Smyth (ISBN: 97815545152843, Annick Press, [...]

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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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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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It’s game day…er…rather game night and I am all atwitter! At 7:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time are going to beat the Russians and bring home gold medal in the World Junior Championship once again for Canada (where it belongs of course!) So GO CANADA GO! I love sports, both playing and cheering, but I knew early [...]

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I’m realizing that things don’t always go the way you plan it especially when you have a little one. You don’t often get things done in the timeframe you hoped to, you likely won’t be wearing what you initially put on when you actually leave the house and you might never find again that thing [...]

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About a week ago I was walking back to the office after running an errand during my lunch; a misty rain complemented the grey skies.  As I rounded the corner I saw two men sitting in a patch of grass in between my building and the CBC building next door. They had shaved heads and [...]

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Tonight I will review two books to make up for the omission of a review yesterday night: (Cover image Copyright@2008 Brian Deine) A Bear in War by Stephanie Innes and Harry Endrulant and illustrated by Brian Deines (ISBN: 97815547009674, Key Porter Books, 2008) and (Cover image Copyright@2010 Liz Amini-Holmes) Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton and [...]

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