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My Summer of Ceremony

Oh, it has been a while since I have last graced these pages with my inane commentary. But fear not oh 5 readers! I am back! At least until my coffee cup is drained, that is. At the beginning of … Continue reading

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Why telling your kids to follow their dreams is stupid

So I watched the new episode of Glee the other night. Warning: spoiler alert. Oh, and a little explicit language. If you haven’t seen it, it features an intervention on behalf of Finn, Mercedes and Santana on the part of … Continue reading

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Breaking Up is Hard to do: Etiquette on Leaving Your Piano Teacher

This post is going to be chock full of lessons, so you might want to get your notepad and pen out and jot down a few notes for future reference. Nah. I’m just kidding. These lessons are probably the kind … Continue reading

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Tip on how to keep talking to your kid: Read What Your Kid is Reading

I thought I was the only one. Well no, I guess I hadn’t thought about it at all. And come to think of it, thinking you’re the only one of anything is pretty darn presumptuous, so I retract that first … Continue reading

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Mean Girls

I had a conversation with my daughter a couple of days ago. It was one of those rare moments where we were alone in the house and it was particularly quiet and she felt like talking. I don’t even think … Continue reading

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Conversation with my daughter about charity

Yesterday I went for a walk with my children. We were on Ave. Mount-Royal, a crowded, funky street with lots of cafes and stores. Right in the middle of this oasis of funky consumerism is a church with a shelter … Continue reading

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Working Mother: a tautology

Here is what you get when you google definitions of tautology on the web: Definitions of tautology on the Web: The repetition, in the definition, of information already provided by the term designating the concept. …www.translationbureau.gc.ca/index.php A formula is a … Continue reading

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