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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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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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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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I am sure I am not alone in thinking the weekends pass far too quickly and are far too packed with errands, chores and laundry to be considered downtime. Now that I am a parent I think weekends pass at warp speed and often wonder on Monday morning sitting at my desk if it actually [...]

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Well, even feeling like I just spent the last week on a bouncy dinghy in extremely choppy waters couldn’t dampen my holiday spirit. If retching into plastic bags in public and passing out in a hormonal haze at eight thirty every night doesn’t do it, I feel confident in saying nothing will! I felt particularly festive after [...]

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This has to be a quick post as I am watching the “Wayne Gretzky of Woman’s Hockey” Angela James on Hockey Night in Canada. She is rightfully and finally inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this year! As my husband is watching this monument us moment, he is imaging out loud that perhaps our [...]

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The pumpkins are sprouting up on doorways and porches all over the place and the gold and red leaves are leaving a blanket on the ground. The cloudy, cool days give way to dark moonlight nights and you can feel it, almost Halloween time! I bought our treats for the ghosts, princesses, robots, ninjas and [...]

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If you are like me and I think I am like most, Sunday is a welcome day of rest and repose but also a day of fretting. As soon as the light peaks through the blinds and I am up, I start thinking about all the things I need to accomplish on this day off [...]

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I don’t know if you fellow bookworms were like I was when I was little but I remember having a hierarchy of my books. As a textbook anal person, I had all my reading material organized. There were daily favourites which were fun and as comforting as the blankie I carried around and equally as [...]

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Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has been gobbled and the pumpkin pie all devoured, it’s time to turn our sights to Halloween! The eerie night where little ghosts and goblins, cutie pie dogs, bears, ladybugs and giraffes, teenagers with no costumes and parents with cocktails in their hands (if they are smart) take to the [...]

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