Tag Archives: Grandparents

My son, my mentor and our journey with Down syndrome

I recently had the opportunity to meet Shannon, a mom to three children including eight-year-old Dominic.  Here is her story: Dominic is the second of my three children. Our journey with Dominic started with the routine ultrasounds and blood work that most pregnant … Continue reading

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‘Tis the SNEEZIN’: Prevent the spread of the FLU

A pomegranate seed on my kitchen window sill. Yet another example of how my family learns life lessons in our own, strange ways. This is the story of how a tiny, pink seed taught my kids the importance of covering … Continue reading

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Learning to be a lifesaver, not just for the professionals

Accidents happen quickly, too quickly.  When a child gets hurt, the words “I turned my back for one minute” often follow.  It’s impossible to be a superhero and prevent every accident from happening, but there are things we can do to improve … Continue reading

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Why YOU & YOUR kids should care about local farms?

I’m sure you’ve all heard wonderfully colourful stories from your grandparents. You know the ones about walking 10 kms to school, up hill, both ways. I love hearing those tales and I’m lucky enough in my family to have heard … Continue reading

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Food Safety: “You put WHAT in the marinade?”

As you know, I tend to share things with you as they come up – just my thing. So this time, the item residing in my craw happens to be on the topic of food safety, or more specifically: safe … Continue reading

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In Honour of Single Parent Families

I asked a friend of mine, a long-time single mom, to answer what I thought was a relatively simple question that would reap an equally simple answer. I was wrong (as is often the case). She graciously gave me poetic … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Longest Day of Play!

You know that frightening (yet strangely comforting) moment when you hear yourself channel your own parents when you utter a random phrase to your kids? That moment came for me last Sunday when I heard myself (i.e. my mother, circa … Continue reading

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