Category Archives: Family Life

From the Heart

I have a little red autograph book that I have had since I was a kid.  Throughout school and into my college years I collected signatures and autographs from family, friends and sports heroes.  The first entry in my book are … Continue reading

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I’m Missing the First Day of School – Sort Of

I have been scrolling through FB this morning as my friends post their kid’s First Day of School pictures.  “Happy 1st Day of Grade One!” shows little ones with brand new runners and backpacks on, proudly holding up the colourful signs.  … Continue reading

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So Be Good for Goodness Sake!

My daughter posts on Facebook almost daily the adventures of “Chippy”, my grandbabies’ little Elf who has shown up for the past several years at their home on December 1st.  He has numerous adventures in their home and then he … Continue reading

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A Decorating Disorder

My good friends, Connie Cavanaugh and Kathy Howard have got the right idea: simplify Christmas!  I hear “gasps” world-wide as women race to their Christmas trees to give them a protective hug.  Believe me, I empathize with you! “You’re not … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Grandchildren–Be Superheroes!

My Sweet Grandbabies, You are too young to know what’s happening in the world today.  You dress up in your old Halloween costumes and play “Superhero” in a make-believe fantasy that always has a happy ending!  I never want to take … Continue reading

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada. “The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention.  The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find … Continue reading

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Back in the Day

I don’t like to admit it, my husband is in serious denial of course, but with him having celebrated a birthday “milestone” – he calls it a “millstone” hahaha…we have to accept the fact that we are not “whippersnappers” anymore!  Born … Continue reading

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A Senior Moment

Well, it’s official…I’ve had my first senior moment.  I was buying a few things at a local store and the lady asked me if I qualified for the “Senior’s Discount”.  I asked what that was, and I could tell she … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – Dadisms

I don’t know who coined the word: “Dadisms” but it’s a great word!  I suppose “Momisms” will be next.  The word represents all those wonderful, silly, unusual, sometimes questionable phrases and words of wisdom that Dads have imparted to their … Continue reading

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Monday Musings

I don’t know how most of you feel about Mondays, but I actually like Mondays.  I hear audible *gasps* world-wide.  Seriously, I like the potential of Mondays.  I always feel like a brand new week is before me and I … Continue reading

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