Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Covered in hives I found what I was looking for

Did you ever have one of those moments where you had to resist the urge to shout “I told you so”? You did not want to seem like a petty child, by rubbing their nose in the fact that you were right and they were wrong.  I can’t say I really wanted to shout at …

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Whatever happened to bedside manner?

I am not a hypochondriac.  I am a healthy person, and I do not visit the doctor for every little thing. However, I am very much a “what if” kind of person.  I am also pretty in-tune with my body so I seem to notice every twinge, ache and spasm that occurs. There is also …

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Confessions of a Reformed Valentine’s Day Scrooge

  I do not like Valentine’s Day!  There I said it and I feel better for doing so. Each year I cringe at all the commercials and the Valentine’s Day décor.  I try to boycott the entire day, however this year I have decided to become a reformed Scrooge.  Yes, this year I am going …

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The End of All-Day Kindergarten?

There has been a lot of talk around the new all-day kindergarten program in Ontario. In the last two years I have seen many different reactions regarding this program.  Many parents were very happy about the money they would save in daycare. Some of my stay-at-home friends are ambivalent about it since they’re home anyway …

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Yes, that screaming child is my son.

They say it takes a village to raise a child; however I believe this phase is obsolete. Since most people in the Western world no longer live in small hunter-gathering villages this is no longer an option. While I love the idea of people helping each other in the challenging task of child rearing, I …

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A Slice of Life – Sunday Family Dinner

  In the attempt to eat healthier we are trying new recipes.  This dinner was Sole with cream sauce on a bed of spinach and red peppers.  It looks kind of yucky, but it really was so yummy! “You want me to eat what?”  

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I’m Running Away

    When I was pregnant with my son I gained a lot of weight. I gained weight steadily throughout the pregnancy even though I ate healthy and I worked out as much as I could until about the seventh month when my back hurt so much I could barely even walk at times.  A few …

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