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Happy Father's Day Today!


Father's DayHappy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dads out there! Today is your day to receive a bit of pampering and treated to a day that is just for you.

As women, we tend to be able to blog, email and chat about being moms, and our experiences with our children with one another with relative ease, while Dads tend to find it much harder to do.

And the truth of the matter is that Dads need to receive just as much credit for what they do for the family - and how much they mean to their children.....

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Surviving "Survivor Bootcamp"


Survivor BootcampSo I returned to Survivor Boot camp last week - and yes, it was hard. And yes, I hurt this week. I could not believe how out of shape I am! It's only been two months since I was exercising, but can see how doing absolutely nothing in those two months can really catch up with a person - and fast.

So I have ten pounds to lose and my goal is to have them lost by the end of June...

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Valentine's Day has arrived!


HeartsWell, the day of love has finally arrived! Are you feeling the romance in the air? Did your husband or significant other remember to give you something nice? Or perhaps there was an extra kiss or lingering hug as they walked out the door?

Yesterday I visited the Mall to pick up my children some heart-shaped boxes of chocolates from Purdy's. And the lineup was unreal. To get a box wrapped would be a wait of half an hour, and when I was at the till and asked for a small Valentine's card to slip ontop, I was advised they were all sold out...Valentine's madness had already begun....

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Caution: Children at Work


cautionI recently wrote an article for Black Press on a very disturbing trend that is happening in BC. More and more children are working out in the workforce - because BC is one of  the five provinces that allow children between the ages of 12 -14 to work (with parental consent).

I noticed it a few weeks ago when I was in the grocery store - a boy walked by me and wasn't more than 12 or 13 years of age and he was an employee there. And then I saw another child there, and then another....

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Sip and Hit


StarbucksI should have known today was going to be "one of those days" for me when I poured my cream in to my first cup of coffee this morning, and it came out in lumps.

After I dropped my son off at Preschool I headed to the grocery store to do some shopping. On my way out with my daughter, I thought since I had my own coffee ruined this morning - I'd swing by Starbucks' drive-thu and pick up a coffee. But as I waited for my turn to order, I looked down at my phone and was about to call a friend, when I felt it....WHACK!...

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Back in the swing of things


RoutineWell - we are finally getting everyone back in to routine. My son went back to Preschool yesterday, my daughter is going to bed earlier - and I have returned to Survivor Bootcamp.

It feels good to be back to some seblance of normalcy for the family. With all the free time that we have had over the holidays and all the food that we have consumed (I put my seven pounds back on) - its a relief to have a schedule again - and my son feels the same way...

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2008 Action Plan


So it's a new year with unlimited possibilities. The sky is the limit - including becoming a stay at home mom. I have been a successful stay at home mom for the last three years and it has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done for myself - and for my children.

I have found a way that allows me to be at home with my children and focus on them each day. I wake up with them, spend each day with them - watching them develop and grow in to amazing little people. So how did I do it?...

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Happy 2008!


glassesWow - I can't believe its a new year already! Since Christmas, I have spent the days just relaxing and spending time with the family. We really didn't plan anything for New Year's Eve, other than just having some appies and drinks and having some fun with the children.

My son went to bed around 10:00 - he wasn't really interested in staying up until midnight to bang on the pots and pans...but my daughter was....she must have sensed something big was going to happen as she would not go down to bed...so after the strike of midnight, she helped us open the front door to welcome the New Year in and bang on the pots and pans...and then open the back door to let the old Year out...and I have to say...2007 was a good one...

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Christmas is Over!


Boxing DayPhew! Christmas is officially over. There's so much excitement and pressure put on Christmas from mid November - onwards. And now that it is over - I am feeling much relief.

The children loved their gifts from all the relatives and friends and Santa was very good to them this year (Santa seems to over do it every Christmas -even though he promises not to give too many toys) this year wasn't any different....

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Merry Chirstmas!


FiresideI can't believe that Christmas is almost upon us. The whole month of December has been a complete blur. From the gift buying, to the card writing to the baking and tree decorating - it all has passed by so quickly.

I really want to thank all my loyal readers and supporters this Christmas as I feel truly blessed to be able to do what I do - and to be a stay at home mom to my children...

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