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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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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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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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It’s a boy! Why giving birth to a Royal baby isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

It’s a boy! Why giving birth to a Royal baby isn’t all it’s cracked up to be The other night I was on a rare date with my husband. A warm and sunny evening in London, we decided to walk … Continue reading

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Verbosity

My five-year-old has a problem. We like to call it can’t-shut-his-mouth-itis. Or verbal diarrhea, but that sounds much less couth. Whether it’s five in the morning or ten at night, Pierce is unable to stop talking. Last night, as I … Continue reading

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A lesson in profanity

Yesterday we reached a milestone. I taught my children the word “fu**er.” In some respects, I was helping them to become well-rounded children, teaching them different ways to express their frustration at people who blatantly cut you off to steal … Continue reading

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