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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...

One Girl’s Journey

One Girl’s Journey

One girl's journey to find her way through the deliciousness of life. Not ever trying to change your mind, but to help show you some light on your path from where I stand on my soapbox. I would love to share this journey with you, I want to hear your stories as much...

A Door Hanger Changed My Life

A Door Hanger Changed My Life

Ever wonder how one small decision can change your entire life? One decision, it really is that simple. I am not talking about whether to say yes to a marriage proposal or to buy the house or the condo. Not the big decisions, but the little ones. The small choices...

All I Ever Needed To Know Was Hidden In A Soap Nut!!

All I Ever Needed To Know Was Hidden In A Soap Nut!!

To the Most Amazing customers ever, Well, that was quite the sale and I am completely sold out. I have a couple of people who have purchased bulk from me to either start a soap nut business or add soap nuts to their current offerings and I am excited to see and...


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