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Okay well….it’s been a little while…but I haven’t forgotten you or this blog. I swear! I’ve thought of it often and have wanted to write but I am almost completely enthralled with my two girls and find it hard to tear myself away for anything and truly it’s hard to find things more interesting than [...]

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When my Miss Mouse was young and I would rather tear off my left arm than be apart from my little girl. I often wondered how I might deal with the returning to work and leaving her for extended periods of time (it was horrid thanks for asking!) and made myself sick just thinking about [...]

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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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So it’s officially over: not winter my friends, but the Toronto Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes! The Leafs did lose in a shoot-out but when Buffalo won their fate was officially sealed and the faithful let out a collective sigh of resignation. End of story. Mathematical equations and remote possibilities are no longer, there is simply no [...]

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Yesterday, as we were in the chaotic rush known as weekday mornings at my house, I scooped up my ever growing daughter and exclaimed “wow you are getting heavy!” Our little pint-sized parrot immediately said “Heavy Emme” and pointed to herself. Being somewhat neurotic and paranoid about perpetuating negative body-image things to my daughter I [...]

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Today is the 100th International Women’s Day and although we (in North America) have only celebrated recently, women in Canada have been fighting for greater rights for longer than that. In 1878, Dr. Emily Stowe started the fight for women to vote and own property but it wasn’t until 1918 that in Canada women were [...]

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“A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.” ~Laura Bush I can ignore any political leanings when it comes to the appreciation of books for kids which is precisely why I’ve started off my post with this quote. I believe [...]

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I was planning on completing a post yesterday but mid-afternoon I was pleasantly surprised by my darling husband.  I had been eager to get a massage my blossoming body has been feeling the effects of pregnancy and was unable to get an appointment. So unbeknownst to me, my honey of a hubby arranged for a [...]

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Sometimes the concepts of freedom and sacrifice are hard for me to grasp. Being one of the fortunate few to grow up in a place where I (largely) can say, do, think, dress, behave, walk, talk and believe what I want I suppose I could never understand the idea of being censored or moreover being [...]

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Okay, in the interest of full disclosure I haven’t actually read the book I chose to review today. I was hoping to squeeze it in today despite having to drive into work early (to leave early), attending an appointment, running errands and taking care of the Mouse. I actually have the book, The Secret Fiend [...]

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