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This is the price that I gladly pay for raising literate children.

We all know that reading to children increasing their vocabulary, encourages speech and language development and promotes healthy brain development. But did you know that it also creates unbreakable bonds…

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As it turns out that like my mother before me, elephants make me cry.

Long ago: When I was young, on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. on CBC (channel 5, cable 6 in Toronto), The Wonderful World of Disney would sometimes play a full-length…

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2018 Santa Claus Parades in the G.T.A. Annual List

Now that Halloween is out of the way, it is time for us to move on. The stores have been prepping us for months now (Black Friday in August –…

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2017 Santa Claus Parades in the G.T.A.

Now that Halloween is out of the way, it is time for us to move on. The stores have been prepping us for months now (Black Friday in August –…

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Engagement rings, history and searching for answers – Part 1 of 3

This is a trilogy of posts looking at the history of engagement rings and what they really mean. Getting married? Want to get married? Already married? I was. I kind…

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Miscellany with a side of stabbiness

Everyday, I update the little Christmas countdown board. When I forget, my 10 year-old is very good at making sure that a) I know it and b) I fix it.…

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Confirmed. We are going to Hell in a hand basket for this one.

I’m a bit pensive today. Feeling a bit older than my years, and much older than my usual 17 year-old maturity level. And for the first time, it occurs to…

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The problem is not kids these days. It’s us.

As much as we want to blame the internet, the kids, the teachers, the schools, the media, none of those things are the problem. This is not a fun message…

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Are you in on the craze of the season? Just stop. Please.

Are you in on this Hatchimal craze? Iโ€™m not. My kids are not. And if they were, Iโ€™m afraid that they would be sorely disappointed. Because Christmas is NOT about…

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Santa Claus Parades in the G.T.A. in 2016 – Updated

Updated – new, improved, and probably still completely riddled with errors and omissions. Meh. Hereโ€™s my good deed for the year. I sure hope that Santa is paying attention because…

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