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Vacation Survival Tips from the Griswalds

As I wrote this blog I was enjoying the views offered by eastern Canada while knocking ‘Family RV Road Trip’ off my bucket list :).  This summer we had the great fortune to be able to experience an amazing family … Continue reading

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The ‘Little Things’

Today was  the day for my monthly visit (whoa! that’s sounds like a preamble to icky grade 5 health class…) to our downtown clinic. The night before my ‘Downtown Day’ I have to rifle through my closet to find  something from this decade that is … Continue reading

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Lies my Mother Never Told Me

I think it’s a well-known fact that the older we get the more we start to appreciate our parents.  I don’t believe I truly began to really appreciate my mothers’ love and the sacrifices she made (‘it’s ok honey…you have … Continue reading

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Setting the Bar

I don’t like winter. I dread when the temperature starts to dip into the single digits let alone the minus range. I hate shovelling snow and I don’t like cold things unless they come in a frosted glass with a … Continue reading

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The Happiness Factor

The other day I came home from work to the not uncommon sight of my two teen-aged sons zoned out in front of the TV.  This immediately triggered the universal cry known to all working mothers of: “ISYOURHOMEWORKDONE DIDYOUWALKTHEDOG WHYARETHEREDISHESINTHESINK”!!!!  Now usually … Continue reading

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The Most Important Investment of All

I still kind of shake my head when I realize that summer is actually over,  fall is well under way, and winter not that far off!! I was SO meant to be born in SoCal (that’s ‘Southern California’ for all … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Nephew

Yesterday morning I awoke at 6 a.m. to the screams of a baby and had flashbacks to 14 years ago.  I live in a home with 3 large young adults and given that summer is here they rarely stir before … Continue reading

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“I Got a Fever”…..

“I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell”. (If you are a fan of SNL and Will Ferrell you will recognize that phrase and chuckle.  If not you probably just think me odd :)). The fever I’ve … Continue reading

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Embracing Change

As I stood on the train platform this morning in (yet again) this finger-freezing, mind and body numbing, -16 degree weather the term ‘polar vortex’ came to mind.  Before this wench of a winter descended upon us I had never … Continue reading

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How do you spell “SUCCESS”?

Does the name: Arvind Mahankali mean anything to anyone?  What about the word ‘knaidel‘?  Well if anyone has been reading the news lately (and by the way Kim Kardashian apparently had COSMETIC SURGERY while PREGNANT) they will know that Arvind Mahankali is … Continue reading

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