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Will it be a snow day?

My girls are so convinced there will be a snow day tomorrow, they’re talking about not even setting their alarms. It’s only early evening right now, though, and anything can happen. The forecast calls for a few more hours of … Continue reading

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Archives: Enjoy a White Christmas in 5 Easy Steps

I first published this blog back in December 2011. It has applied to several holiday seasons since, and sadly merits repeating this year too… Enjoy a White Christmas in Waterloo in 5 Easy Steps Step #1: Make bed using white sheets. … Continue reading

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The case of the missing holiday baking

Now I remember why I don’t do any holiday baking until the holidays are actually upon us: There were several culprits in this case, and I may be guilty by association. Would’ve been nice to save at least half the pan … Continue reading

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No, I’m not joking: One Direction concert review…

Clearly, something wasn’t quite right in my mind, and apparently it bothered me so much I felt compelled to write about it… On August 1, 2014, I took my daughters and a friend to see the band One Direction in … Continue reading

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Caught serving leftovers

My column in this week’s Waterloo Chronicle, “Confessions of a crock addict”, highlights the fact that I’ve recently discovered the joy of crock-pot cooking. What could be easier for a gal who’s not fond of the kitchen? Throw everything in first … Continue reading

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Running advice 105 years in the making

Not a lot of folks can say they’ve spent the afternoon chatting with a 105 year old, but that’s precisely what I did last Saturday. My husband’s great aunt is no ordinary woman. Her eyesight may not be the best, but her … Continue reading

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Why wait when you can begin back to school agony now

It’s still four days until the official start of the school year, but my daughters already know who their teachers and classmates will be.  Their schools posted class lists today. My youngest received the happy news that all of her friends … Continue reading

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Running Buddies – sharing the insight

Thanks so much to RunWaterloo for sharing my thoughts on running buddies. I’ve received some great feedback from folks for whom the relationship challenges I describe between our running friends and our families really seemed to resonate. Finding balance is never easy. With a little insight … Continue reading

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The bond between running buddies

Below is my favourite new running pic. You’ll quickly realize by looking at the lovely long locks these three ladies have that I’m not in it. The image was taken shortly after the woman in the middle crossed the finish line of her … Continue reading

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Family camping – minus “The Chair”

“The Chair” was such a big deal at our annual camping trip last year, I still can’t believe we forgot to bring it with us this year. In fact, I’d forgotten about it completely until someone made mention of the prized possession … Continue reading

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