Relying on the Kindness of Strangers

I got a flat tire and then the car battery died. On a trip with my kids. I’m the queen of being prepared and in this instance, I was not. Learn from me. It was last Sunday afternoon, we were making good highway time driving between home in downtown Toronto and Bonnechere Provincial Park – the…

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Put On The Damn Bathing Suit and Quit It With Excuses

Here’s the scene; Sandbank’s Provincial Park in Ontario, Dunes Day use area off West Lake. Hundreds of families on the dunes, in the water, splashing, laughing, swimming, having a great time. The beach is just gorgeous, like I remember in my childhood, the dunes a discovery of immense flora, memories of geology and geography classes…

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Best Diaper Bag For The New Dad

Back in the good old days of when I was having my babies (as in the long, long time of 9 and 4 years ago), all of the marketing schemes and ploys were directed at just the women and designer diaper bags were number one on the list as the “MUST HAVE ITEM FOR THE…

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Happy Birthday Ontario Resident, Renew Your License

I try so hard to be organized and get on top of things. I make lists and check them off as I go. Gives me purpose. I double check emails, messages, paperwork. But, sometimes I forget to open mail. Even worse… I open mail, make a mental note of it and then forget to take…

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There Was That One Time At Mom 2.0…

I love telling stories in the vein of American Pie. You know the way Michelle starts to tell Jim about her one time at band camp and what she does with the flute. It’s a really corny thing that I do. So on that note (no, no flutes are involved in this story), if you…

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