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Mother of a Hip Hop artist…….a story inside the song

Mother of a Hip Hop artist…….a story inside the song

That year...oh that year. I think as parents most of us have them. That year or many that once you see them in hindsight you wonder what you could have done differently, what could have made it better. When you are in the thick of it, you simply are trying to get...

A Walmart Manager’s Wife….During a Pandemic

A Walmart Manager’s Wife….During a Pandemic

I didn’t marry a police officer, or a fireman or for that matter a doctor or a nurse. All jobs that come with an element of risk just by their very nature.  I married a man that throughout his meandering career ended up as a Manager of our local Walmart store and in...

Buffet or Sit Down Dinner, Who are you?

Buffet or Sit Down Dinner, Who are you?

  During this time on Facebook, the games have gotten interesting. One of those games involved guessing which one of the listed ten jobs didn’t I have. The next instruction was if you haven’t had 10 jobs name as many as you’ve had and add one that you...

My Camino….Our Pandemic

My Camino….Our Pandemic

As I donned my shoes and headed out the door for the 6th day in a row for my walk along the paths around town it became very clear to me how walking the Camino had prepared me as to how to act for my sense, sensibility and my soul during this pandemic.   Today,  in...

What I found today in my Christmas Decorations

What I found today in my Christmas Decorations

For almost 30 years I have put out the same decorations. Some of them have changed over the years but some remain from my first Christmas as a young wife and mother. Others have slowly made their way into my life on different occasions, my second marriage and the...

What does it mean to be Canadian?

What does it mean to be Canadian?

My life has been full of very rich opportunities to be completely immersed into the cultures and faiths of many different people. I have married twice outside of my cultural background. My life is richer because of these experiences and in many ways, I...

The Fattest Kid in School

The Fattest Kid in School

A friend of mine posted this meme on her Facebook page and it inspired me to tell a snippet of my story. When was the first time someone told me I was fat? I remember it like it was yesterday. Grade one the boys in the class decided to have a competition about who was...

Life as a White Mom of a Black Child

Life as a White Mom of a Black Child

My view from here..atop my soapbox!! Nope, he is not adopted, but his skin colour to the rest of the world is that of a black man. He doesn’t look mixed, especially to white people. I think that universally the comment we get the most is “YOU are his mom?” Yes, I am...

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

We have now been married for 19 years, we did take a 3-year hiatus, but we never stopped living together. So I have decided that for 3 years of our marriage we lived in an open relationship. In reality that is what we did. My husband is likely one of the most gentle...

So what if…..your dad is an asshole?

So what if…..your dad is an asshole?

On the heels of Father's Day Do you ever wish that Hallmark made cards that said what you actually want it to say... something like thanks for nothing...I succeeded in spite of who you were. Does Father's Day or for that matter Mother's day bring up all of these...

Why I let my Daughter SKIP Track and Feild Day

Why I let my Daughter SKIP Track and Feild Day

In my day..... When I was a child in school, I loved track and field day. Although I wasn't a small girl I was a kick-ass sprinter, long jumper and because of my size, I excelled at shot put as well. Every year track and field day would come around I would get so...


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