Poem for September: Goal Setting

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Recently I re-embraced my adolescent love of writing poetry. Many of them are written just for me, but others are for sharing. And so, a blog series is born. And now, here is a poem I wrote over a year ago. It actually feels pretty apt for my life … [Read more ...]

All You Need is Love…Thankfully

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We have reached that part of summer where everyone's a little tired of being on vacation. It's the most ridiculously first-world problem ever, I know, but I'm out of patience, my kids are bored and we're all ready to get back into a semi-regular … [Read more ...]

Finish Line

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Almost three years ago now, in October 2013, I sat in a classroom in the Education Building at Simon Fraser University. I was there because I was starting to seriously think about going back to school to become a teacher and they were having an info … [Read more ...]

Jacob + 8 years and 4 days

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On Saturday my son Jacob turned eight years old. Just like every year on one of my children's birthdays, I once again became ridiculously sentimental. How did this happen? How did my chubby-legged little baby turn into this big kid who can ride a … [Read more ...]

The Joys of Napping

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My children have never been nappers. They both gave it up promptly right around their second birthdays and didn't look back. This didn't surprise me, because my mother always said I wasn't a napper, either. By all reports I gave it up around the same … [Read more ...]

Celebrating my Roots

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Tomorrow is a holiday here in British Columbia. The first Monday in August is officially BC Day - a date that was chosen both to give everyone a chance to get out and have some fun at the height of summer, and to commemorate the formation of the … [Read more ...]

The Official Summer Slurpee

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Traditions start in a lot of different ways. Some of them are passed down to us - like Christmas trees and birthday cakes and making jack o'lanterns on Halloween. Others are started on purpose, like a picture you take of your child every year on … [Read more ...]