• Just before the summer break, I worked with Outaouais Tourism to give the boys the ultimate birthday surprise. It involved arranging with their teachers to secretly get them out of school and organizing for any missed work. After the teachers assured me all was good, I concocted a story to…

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  • I am officially 40 years old. I was born in the morning, on a Monday, in Lachine, Quebec. In forty years, I have discovered a lot about myself and the world around me. It’s been a heck of a ride so far and I am heading into this next decade…

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  • First aid knowledge is vital – especially when you’re raising a family. Today, we’re discussing allergies and EpiPens and why it’s so important to learn how to use an EpiPen. A little while ago, I took a First Aid course in my sister’s home with Red Cross instructor, Nancy Reynolds of…

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  • Today is a special day for me.

    It’s also a special day for my mama, and my kids and the people who are close to me.
    Today I celebrate my mama.
    Grandma MOE was in the hospital 36 years ago today giving birth to her first child.
    I can’t be sure of the feelings she had then, but I can imagine them clearer now that I am a mama.
    I celebrate her for having the love and strength and courage to bring me into this world.

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  • You have probably heard it a million times as a mama, but sometimes it gets away from you. Especially if you have more than one child, it’s hard to always “write it down.” all the funny anecdotes, all the milestones. I have heard it before, how a mama almost finished the baby book for the first child, then maybe got halfway through for the second, and the third was lucky to even get a book, let alone anything in it.

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  • Have you seen the beautiful black and white picture in my blog title? Of course you have! I put it there for all of you because seeing my little ones’ toes makes me so happy, and I thought it would do the same for you. Photographer extraordinaire, Valerie Pyke, is responsible for that great shot. She has been making house calls at our place ever since my twins were born.

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