Tag Archives: Family

Get out of “mad” free card.

Kid1 is grounded. In consideration of his privacy I will spare the details. Suffice to say I was cupping his face, his chin barely upturned as he’s almost eye to eye with me. I asked him a question. His answer made … Continue reading

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Back to school voice mail.

I just called Memere. She wasn’t there, so I left a message on her answering machine. It went something like this: “Hi Mom, it’s Julie. I was just thinking about how it’s back to school day today, and ya Jeff … Continue reading

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The perfect present of presence.

Last night I was alone in my house. My kids and husband were at the cottage and I was in fits. I couldn’t focus on any one thing and there were strange noises, gaping silences, and eerie calm to deal … Continue reading

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Pari Passu Onwards

I could have written this post months ago, but it never took shape. Alexandria Durrell did a neat blog post that spurred me to write this. Thanks @Clippo. No one gets married with an end date in mind. I certainly didn’t. I … Continue reading

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I spy a #freecompliment

I have written about #freecompliments before and really do hope people have checked them out. It’s a neat and easy way to bring more awesome into someone’s day. In fact, you can easily get equipped to spread some joy by visiting … Continue reading

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Goal Post: May 2012

The recipe for this month is easy, but it’s going to make quite an impressive dish: 2 dance competitions, one on the long weekend in Burlington… 3 incidents of wrinkle-inducing frustration from driving. At least. I’m sure. 1 family trip … Continue reading

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Second Generation onwards

My personal mantra is onwards. I don’t think I have been dealt more to deal with than the average person, it’s just that life can be unpredictable at times. People can disappoint, plans can go awry, loss can find you when … Continue reading

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