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Finding friendship and support in a parenting program

When I became a mother for the first time, my extended family lived far away.  Their love and support was just a phone call away, but not around the corner.  To make things worse, my husband and I had recently … Continue reading

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Social media “friends”: Are they really?

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest. I find these and other social media sites mean different things to different people. For some, it’s all about their “friends” and what everybody’s up to. Some see them as platforms for networking, entertainment, connecting with far-away … Continue reading

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Sticks and stones are nothin’: Words are the real killers

“Love and peace…and also disturbance and destruction begin at home” “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Many of us, at least those of us who grew up in North America, are familiar with … Continue reading

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Oh what a night: The power of friendship

And now the conclusion to the story I posted on July 2 about the most strikingly meaningful night in recent family history.  Last we left our struggling songstress… “The intermission ended and the house lights dimmed – a single spotlight illuminated … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as a bad kid

                          “If only people would understand and not judge us,                            our parenting or our child…and not desert us.” I know a young boy with an infectious laugh, a wicked sense of humour and an uncanny ability to dismantle and … Continue reading

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