Monthly Archives: February 2014

How my son really feels about me

Some days I spend actual time trying to make myself look normal (or a version close to it) in public. I have a shower. I put on makeup. I wear clean clothes. I don’t talk to myself. We crossed the … Continue reading

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Family travel – Amsterdam

http://bit.ly/1ffV6U7  AVOIDING CYCLISTS AND EXPLORING AMSTERDAM’S RED LIGHT DISTRICT WITH KIDS     It wasn’t until recently that I developed an intense longing to visit Amsterdam. For many years I was tainted by a North American’s view of Holland’s famed … Continue reading

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Family travel – Dubrovnik

http://bit.ly/1jwu81t CLIFF JUMPING, GELATO MUNCHING AND A BIT OF NUDITY IN CROATIA   We only had a day’s notice before heading to Croatia for a much-needed five-day break from the gloomy weather that comprised spring in London. Sick of wearing winter … Continue reading

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Family Travel – Bangkok

http://bit.ly/1fVz8vz  SURVIVING THE HEAT AND SQUISHING INTO TUK TUKS IN BANGKOK   The heat of Bangkok in March seeps into your bones and robs you of energy, leeching on to you like a sleeping child, a dead weight that makes … Continue reading

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Welcome to the real-life Brady Bunch

Judith McMurray had two kids; the man of her dreams had four. At 29 she found herself trying to mother total strangers. July, 2013 By Shandley McMurray My mother, Judith McMurray, shivered as she sat beneath the waterfall in Muskoka … Continue reading

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Boost your immuity

10 easy ways to boost your family’s immune system By Shandley McMurray, published in Parents Canada Magazine, February 2014 Sick of being sick? So are we. The coughs, the runny noses, the rumbly tummies. Enough already! Now that winter has … Continue reading

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