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A second chance at the first day of school

September 22, 2015

As I arrived back from the Labour Day weekend, the conversations at work inevitably moved to everyone’s kids and their first day of school. Everyone had a story of first day jitters and first day excitement, and as most of my colleagues are 10 to 15 years younger than me it was also inevitable that […]

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A tale of two fitting rooms

The first time I went shopping for clothes with my husband, The Rational One, he was not quite my husband. We were securing shoes to accompany his wedding suit, in which he would marry me the following month. Never having shopped with my husband, I had no idea what type of shopper he was. Just […]

Teenagers live life in true Technicolour

I’m just going to throw it out there that I am so grateful I am not raising daughters. I say this because raising teenaged sons is enough drama for me. I cross the threshold into my own home each night after work, and almost cringe as I ask the question, “So how was your day?” […]

The revenge of the subject matter

After writing on parenting for fifteen years, my kids have become used to the lack of privacy experienced by simply being my children and the fodder for my humour. They recently shared that the most common question they are asked by friends and neighbours who read this column is if they are “proud” of my […]

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