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The added value of subtracting a car from our life

Two years ago our little Civic sedan roared its engine for the last time. We decided not to replace it once we crunched the numbers. It costs about $10,000 to own and maintain a car per year and we could think … Continue reading

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Top 5 Secrets to Parenting Bliss

Got your attention, huh? LOL 🙂 Ahhhh – the ever elusive blissful parenting experience. After almost 20 years of nursing, over a decade as a parent and the better part of that decade devoted to parenting and related care and … Continue reading

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What are YOU doing this Family Day?

The countdown to Family Day is on!  We have about a week left to plan our highly engaging and meaningful family activities for that special day!  What to do; what to do?  There’s so much out there!  Come on now!   … Continue reading

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Early Literacy: It’s the Little Things

So, tell me if this sounds familiar. As a working mom, I only get to spend a few hours with my kids each weekday and most of that time is consumed with homework, supper, baths, bedtime and dealing with the … Continue reading

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The greatest gift: Not found in stores

It’s the holiday season and if your house is anything like mine, the kids are making their lists and checking them twice. So, I have a very good idea of what my kids (think they) want. But what do they actually … Continue reading

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