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The Big Question: On Thinking Ahead and Savouring My Last Year Being a Full-Time Stay-at-Home Mom

For the past five years, I've blithely answered, "Oh, I'll go back to work once both of our kids are in school." Figuring that that answer bought me oodles of time to figure out my career trajectory before both girls were attending said school. Yet, suddenly, here I am, in the last year before my… Continue reading The Big Question: On Thinking Ahead and Savouring My Last Year Being a Full-Time Stay-at-Home Mom

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Back to School Blues

How is it that we're already standing on the threshold of a brand new school year? Somehow I've been thrown back into schedules, early mornings, packing lunches, rushing out the door. When I feel like I had just closed the chapter on that routine mere days ago. How did two whole months of summer bliss… Continue reading Back to School Blues

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Blood, Sweat and Tears: A Story in which Elsie Bled, I Sweat, and Zoe Cried

*Just a word of caution - if blood isn't your thing, this blog post may not be for you. Consider yourself warned.* Last night was the typical after dinner gong show, except that I was doing it alone after a day of looking after four kids. Jeff was working late and wouldn't be home until… Continue reading Blood, Sweat and Tears: A Story in which Elsie Bled, I Sweat, and Zoe Cried

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“If At First You Don’t Succeed…”

We have entered the stage in life where Zoe gets invited to school kids' birthday parties. Last night, one of her friends was celebrating turning 5 and all of the girl classmates were invited to go rock-climbing. (A side note - now a crazy high bar has been set for what Zoe is expecting for… Continue reading “If At First You Don’t Succeed…”