Tag Archives: humour

How we handled rejection

Last night I let my 10-year-old daughter start a fire in our home. Far from a rampant inferno, this controlled blaze involved one letter-sized piece of paper and a few matches in our kitchen sink. Its flickering flames licked at … Continue reading

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Camping oh camping I hate you, you stink

Some days I miss living in Canada so much I can feel an ache in my heart. I pine for the smell of coniferous trees, fresh water lakes and wild flowers of Algonquin Park; the peaceful quiet of an early … Continue reading

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A lesson in gambling

The other day Austin made a bet with our kids. He took them aside while we were touring a quaint town called Figueres in Spain and said the following: “I bet you 2 Euros that Mom takes a picture of … Continue reading

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Rules schmules

As anyone who has met my daughter will agree, Marley is an anomaly. If asked to choose a word to sum up her personality, my eight-and-a-half year-old would opt for sassy. I’d add sensitive, loud, stubborn, clever, opinionated and hilarious … Continue reading

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Why my kids think I’m so awesome – NOT

Apparently, life as one of my children isn’t easy. According to my first and second-born, I have too many rules: No hitting, no punching, no lying. I require them to do too many chores: Make their beds, get dressed, brush … Continue reading

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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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Unbralievable

Yesterday I did something completely out of character. It was new. It was freeing. It was risqué. I lived on the edge and broke the rules. I did something I’ve never done before. I picked the kids up from school … Continue reading

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Stationery woes

The other day I took Marley into a stationery shop. She’s begged me to take her to this store – Tinc – for months. Each time we passed, Marley would look longingly at the vibrant display of retro-coloured pencil cases, … Continue reading

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Pros and cons of hiking with kids

Picture this: it’s a bright, Autumn day in Wales. You walk through a vibrant green meadow peppered with sheep. As you near the coast, you can hear the soothing crash of the waves as they pound upon the steep cliffs … Continue reading

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Back to school – for everyone

My goal since the kids started school a week and a half ago was to write a blog entry. Looking back, I haven’t updated my site since they got out for the summer holidays. Come to think of it, I … Continue reading

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