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This past Sunday I had the opportunity to be on the other side of the lens… the lens of Jon-Mark. We have been planning our yearly family photo session since April. We had originally decided on a date 3 weeks earlier but E’s ezcema flare up led us to postpone. Call me a bad parent […]

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Did anyone else catch the article on the front page of the Saanich News today about how strollers and parents are selfishly taking up space on BC Transit buses thereby causing disabled people to have to wait for the next bus? I was shocked and dismayed by the article as I think it needlessly pitted […]

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Summer is here even if the weather is not cooperating.  Come tomorrow afternoon school will be over and we’ll have a whole summer to get reacquainted with our kidlets.  If you have a lot of time at home with them you might need some ideas.  Below are a few sites I have come across that […]

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It took me until now, with baby number 5, to actually make myself a priority. It is funny how we moms would do anything and everything for our children and we want them to do anything and everything for themselves that would enrich their lives … but yet, what about ourselves? Other than parenting, what […]

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You know those things that really take you back to being a kid that you want to share with your kids? When I was at the market the other day I saw a big pile of bright pink rhubarb and I had to buy some because stewed rhubarb on vanilla ice cream was a big […]

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Today I picked up my 3-year-old from preschool and he had a special gift for me. The teacher informed me it was a Mother’s Day gift that each child had worked very hard on. My little guy was very excited to give it to me and when I asked him if I should wait to […]

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Mother’s Day….what do you really want…that’s what my kids keep asking…when I reply with good manners, helpful gestures and no fighting they roll their eyes and say yes but moooooooooommmmmmm what do you want?  Honestly I love to get gifts but I would be just as happy without.  What I love are the little things […]

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Mother’s day is nearly a week away. My daughter was born on Mother’s Day last year. My daughter’s first birthday is nearly a week away- how did that happen? I have been going through this exact thought process at least  4 times a day for the past couple days which has led me to realize that I have mixed feelings about this upcoming […]

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