The Tale of the Toga

Staying ahead of schedule is not my forte. There are many reasons for this, some good, some not-so-good. Regardless, at 12:30am on Tuesday morning I found myself in the unnerving position of needing to come up with a toga costume for the Spring Musical…in less than 7 hours. One of the reasons for this dilemma […]

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The end of the Endless Summer

Today marks the first day back to school for many children in British Columbia. The teacher strike is over, and today, children across the province what it back into their schools. My kids go to an independent school so we been back for a while. A week or so before school started I wrote the […]

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Anatomy of a Selfie

This afternoon my sister Laura challenged a handful of friends, me included, to post a makeup-free selfie on Facebook.  I’ve taken selfies before, but I’ve only ever posted it on Instagram, and I only have a handful of followers there, so I don’t think that really counts. Going makeup free is not a super big […]

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The Final Hurrah

It is Labour Day, the last day before the beginning of the new school year. We arrived home in the early afternoon from my parents’ house in Chilliwack – the final hurrah before the onslaught of ten months of regimented life. I don’t object to daily routine, in fact, this past week I have seen […]

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“When in doubt, tidy up.” -Brian Eno (via SwissMiss) ……..sigh………….ok messy desk, I’m coming to get you….

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Summer MacGyver-ing

Well, a rather rainy June managed to end with a blast from the sun’s fiery furnace, and as a result, my family has been juggling fans, blinds, and curtains in an attempt to stay cool. In view of the weekend forecast, I thought I would pass on a couple of strategies that have worked for […]

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Punny Guys

For those not acquainted with my family, it is a well known fact that my father is a punster. He’s a smart guy, and while his jokes occasionally fall flat, most of them are pretty good. (I laugh at the good ones anyways). But he really shines when it comes to puns. Enter my husband, […]

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Alice Advice

“I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.” Alice, “Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll What I try to do when I am sad and feeling low. Don’t look at blogs and websites that are better than yours.  You will just get more depressed about how […]

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Killing the Candida

First of all, did you know that Candida has its own theme song? Oh yes it does! I was going to post the live version, but there is some extraordinarily annoying clapping during Tony Orlando’s live performance. Subjecting you to Tony Orlando is my way of announcing that my candida levels have dropped from a […]

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