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Underage smoking not illegal?


Teen smokerDid you know that right now, it’s illegal for stores to sell cigarettes to kids under the age of 18 or 19 (depending on the province), but that doesn’t mean that it’s illegal for kids to smoke?

In fact, while laws against underage drinking are commonplace, laws against underage smoking only exist in Alberta and Nova Scotia. Why is that?.....


Valentine's Day


Valentine's DayValentine's day is the day for lovers everywhere to celebrate their love, and for us married folk, to at least, give a nod to our beloved, that they make a difference in our world.

For men (especially the married ones) it is a day for them to be creative, suprise their significant other and try to figure out what the heck they should be doing for us on the most romantic day of the year - but us women? We've had it figured out since we were in preschool.....


BC Children's Hospital


handSo the saga continues in our household as the flu didn't truly leave - but rather clung on, and reappeared just when I thought it was safe to leave the house to take on the world again.

My daughter started vomitting on Friday night again, and became noticably dispondent. She originally had the flu on Tuesday night, and it had all but disappeared by Wednesday night (except for the diarrhea). However, she quickly became dehydrated, despite being plied with pedialytes. And as she grew more lethargic by the minute - we took her to the BC Children's Hospital for observation. And much to our dismay, were told to "hunker down" as we wouldn't be leaving any time soon.....

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Flu, flu - I hate you!


FluSo now that my son is on the mend from the flu he had last Saturday night, I managed to catch it on Sunday night. And my daughter caught it on Tuesday night.

Any lingering hope of not spreading this flu through my household are gone.

I am now weak, sleep deprived and trying to be a caregiver to the best of my ability to my children who are still on the mend. I curse the Lysol and Mr.Clean for not doing their job (no longer do I call them my friends). Instead - caffeine has become my new best friend....


Anti-Bullying Day


Anit-BullyingThe province of BC is proclaiming Feb. 25, 2009 as "Anti-Bullying Day" to support efforts to end bullying behaviours in schools and communities across the province.

All across British Columbia, parents, teachers and students and community members are taking a stand against bullying and saying that no one should ever be made to feel intimidated, afraid or discriminated against....


The Attack of the Flu Bug


BugThis weekend, I had plans to throw a little "Super Bowl" party for my family. It really wasn't going to be a BIG party, but rather just making it fun for my children with snacks and watching a little of the game (my son is a big football fan).

However, this weekend, was not to be - as my son was stricken with a terrible flu, throwing up a whopping 37 times. Who knew that was even possible?.....

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If you were a little girl in the 70's...


GreaseI usually don't do this, but I came across a small article that was so "spot on" about what it was like to be raised as a young girl in the 70's that I just couldn't resist.

I have to share it, because I know many of you are in this age range, and will be able to relate to it as well.

If you were a little a little girl in the 70's......