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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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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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Sleepover gifts

Is it just me? When you drop your daughter off at a sleepover birthday party, do you ever feel that as well as a gift for the birthday girl, you should be giving the mom a bottle of wine? Or a box … 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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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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10 year old humour

Went to answer my doorbell last night, and two young boys stood confidently on my porch. “Do you have any rice krispie squares?” one of them asked me. I said no, and the suspicious mom in me tried to find out what … Continue reading

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Hardware on the run

It’s really hard to talk about the following without sounding like I’m just tooting my own horn, so you’ll just have to believe me when I say that’s not the case.  Just finished spending 10 weeks volunteering with 22 incredible young ladies and two … Continue reading

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Soccer mom fails miserably

Unless considerable heights are involved, I’ll usually try anything once. I was asked by my daughter’s soccer coach tonight if I’d mind volunteering as a linesman. We were on flat terrain, so I decided to give it a go and before I could ask what … Continue reading

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