I Took My Kids There

I’ve been a Mom for just over nine years. I’ve been through the gamut in terms of learning and growing and getting to know my children and their limits or lack thereof. I think that I, and their Dad, have done okay bringing them up so far. One of the prouder things I get to…

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Glamping in Bonnechere Provincial Park

Some of the best memories of my life have involved camping. Sadly, I can’t say the same for my children. Every summer growing up, my parents packed up our Bonair pop up camper trailer, hitched it to the back of our Oldsmobile and our subsequent Pontiac station wagon, threw us kids into the backseat and…

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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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Spelunking With Kids in Tyendinaga Caverns and Caves

Have you ever taken your children spelunking? I took my children spelunking for the very first time last week in Tyendinaga Caverns and Caves. What is spelunking? It is literally the hobby or practise of exploring caves. Growing up in Belleville area, I definitely did not take advantage of everything that was in the vicinity and…

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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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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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