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A Feastival for the Senses

Ahhh…September you naughty beast you! You sneak in after summer, with your beautiful warm afternoon sun, foliage on high volume colour and tease us with your pumpkin-spiced everything and then BAM! There’s forms to sign, cheques to write, homework to supervise, reading to get done, driving for drop-offs, regular (whatever THAT means!) mealtimes and oh […]

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The School with A Soul

The sun spills though my window, with stretching and creaking bones, I reluctantly rise. Crazy butterflies flitting in my tummy, traveling from room to room; my sing-song begins. ‘Wakey…wakey…eggs and bakey, it’s rise and shine time!’ Here’s hoping they don’t hear the tremors in my voice. ‘Get it TOGETHER!’ I mumble to myself  ‘You’re the […]

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Three things I won’t say…

My oldest child turned 19 today. Crazy. Officially an adult. As I slathered extra moisturizing cream on my face this morning, I allowed myself to drift back. He was in kindergarten, around this time of year. I went to his classroom for a parent/teacher interview. As we toured the class, I noticed an ‘art’ project […]

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Family-ish love

If we are lucky growing up, we have a family that loves us. Maayyyybeeee they don’t like us all the time, but they put up with our crap, feed us and tell us we’re awesome, even when we feel less than that. They are related to us, so they feel obligated…most of the time. Not […]

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Simple Breakfast Nests

Although I am an early riser, I have never been much of a breakfast person. Coffee…most definitely! But food is usually not on my mind first thing in the morning. Unless of course we are talking Sunday brunch, then I am completely game for a huge meal. After polling friends on Facebook about their favourite […]

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steps to the light

that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.