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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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When I became a mother to a daughter, I got really enthused. Not that I would’ve enjoyed a boy less but being a woman and having a girl meant I could foster (some might say project) all those qualities in her that I wished I had when I was younger. Yes, it’s true, although I [...]

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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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As a frequent reader of this blog you may have surmised that we are a hockey family and thus Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays is part one of our family rituals. The TV is allowed to be on if dinner goes past seven and we all stop and enjoy the beginning hockey montage that [...]

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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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Anyone in the GTA, leaving their home this morning probably noticed it was much chillier today. In my area, Markham, there was frost on my car windshield and I was shocked to find that I longed for gloves! Gloves?! Can you imagine it already? Wasn’t it just warm, sunny and lovely not too long ago? [...]

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In her case, this title should read beyond the books! As one of Canada’s most versatile and beloved writers for children’s literature, Wishinsky, has two books for children due out by the end of this year, The Queen’s Secret (Scholastic) and illustrated by Loufane, and Where are you Bear? (OwlKids) with our T.dot man Sean [...]

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On this rainy dreary Labour Day, I am thinking of all the kids, teachers, support staff and librarians who will be back to school tomorrow. Those poor souls who thought they might get one more warm and sunny day to lounge outside or go to the beach. Maybe, just maybe they thought they would be [...]

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For awhile now I have been trying to live a simpler life. This desire increased about ten-fold since my daughter was born and continues to be a work in progress. I credit someone I’ve never even met, Leo Babauta, author, husband, father of six and founder of Zen Habits (a blog I never miss!) for [...]

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My love of children’s book fittingly began when I was a child. Perhaps it was that my parents were avid readers or something innate in me, the minute I touched a book, I felt at peace and happy. My most salient childhood memories usually involve reading, or being read to, receiving a book as a [...]

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