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Lora McKay

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Lora McKay is a Victoria writer and mother to an amazing nine-year-old daughter and a rescue dog named Lucky. You can read more of her work at breath-by-breath.com.

Summer’s Playfulness in Fall

The hectic school schedule is in full swing. The days are getting shorter, darker and cooler. There is a general sense of sadness for...

Parenting Myself

Ninety per cent of the time, I consider myself to be a pretty decent parent. I care deeply about my child and I enjoy...

The Joy of an Unfinished To-do List

As a single, full-time working parent, I often feel caught up in a juggling act. The balls in the air represent my various identities—mother,...

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