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Breaks. And Cronuts.

It has been a good weekend. My daughters, who I love and adore to bits, are away at sleepaway camp and I won’t lie, it’s a good break and rest for everyone. I miss them and think of them, but … Continue reading

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My Daughter Has Been Doing Some Reading

The other night I was tucking 11-year-old Niamh into bed where I found her curled up with my laptop. I’m reading your short stories she said. I like them. Earlier in the evening I had opened a file containing 5 … Continue reading

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Look What We Did Today

  She’s eleven going on twenty-five now. We are sending the ponytail off to one of the organizations listed on the Canadian Cancer Society’s website. Thanks to Stella for inspiring Niamh to grow her hair. It was a great experience. … Continue reading

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Bird Attack

Remember when birds were attacking runners on the canal last summer?  Yeah, it turns out it’s not as fun as it sounds. I was walking to work last Friday morning and I wasn’t anywhere near the canal. I was on a … Continue reading

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Allergies

My eleven-year old daughter wrote a series of poems as part of a poetry project. This was my favourite. Allergies You do not know what it is like to check what is in everything you eat. You do not know … Continue reading

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This is what Mother’s Day is all about

Eleven-year-old Niamh gave me a Mother’s day poem on Sunday that I loved more than I can possibly describe. It was written in French, and talked about what kind of flower I would be if I were a flower (an … Continue reading

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Running Playlist – 2013 Edition

It’s that time of year again – Ottawa Race Weekend is just two weeks away. After being too injured to run the half marathon that I trained for last year, I decided to sign up for the 10K. The really … Continue reading

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