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Persistent Pierce

My youngest child, Pierce, is adorable. He has dirty blonde hair, piercing blue eyes, dimples and the cutest English accent. He’s funny, intelligent and driven to succeed. When he gets an idea in his head, he feels the need to … 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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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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When I grow up I want to be…

Imagine if everyone became exactly what they wanted to be when they were seven. What an inefficient world this would be. The planet would be overrun by astronauts, firefighters, race car drivers and actresses. Instead of lawyers and government officials, … Continue reading

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Freedom in a big city

It seems like only yesterday I was happily riding my bright red BMX bike through the streets near my Toronto home. My younger sister and I would leave first thing in the morning, taking turns leading each other to various … Continue reading

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