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Twelve Days of Summer with My Twelve-Year-Old: DAY FIVE

On the fifth day of Summer(mas), my middle schooler gave to me: five bike bell dings———–-------My husband stood in the lobby of the YMCA, trying to get members to sign up as volunteers for a community-outreach event....more

A chore for my long weekend: improve my character

Why can't I just relax and enjoy this, like a normal human being?It's a long weekend here in Ontario....more

3 Big Reasons to Rethink Wearing Flip Flops

Last month while shopping in Target, I witnessed a lady totally eat it. I helped her stand up and she said she had "slipped" on the floor. I saw the whole thing. Unless, she meant tripped when she said slipped and her flip flop when she said the floor, she lied like a rug. After I witnessed that little incident, I decided I would write a post on flip flops. ...more

Twelve Days of Summer with My Twelve-Year-Old: DAY FOUR

On the fourth day of Summer(mas), my middle schooler gave to me: four flaming worksheets containing words—————————I will not bitch about teachers....more

Twelve Days of Summer with My Twelve-Year-Old: DAY ONE

On the first day of Summermas, my middle schooler gave to me: help at the library.-----------------------------------...more

Drinking from the garden hose

Every summer morning, my brother and I would look at the thermometer near the kitchen door. If the thermometer said it was 74 degrees outside, then we were allowed to wear shorts. It was a big deal....more

Twelve Days of Summer with My Twelve-Year-Old: DAY THREE

On the third day of Summer(mas), my middle schooler gave to me: three hikes through glens—————We tried.By age four, we had Paco gliding on skis, running kids’ races, trailing the herd on a soccer team....more

My Stitch Fix Review July: Summer Essentials to transition to Fall

My Stitch Fix Review July 2015: A box full of polished summer essentials Stitch FixJust got my July Stitch Fix box. I was so excited to break it open and see what goodies were waiting inside. (It's like Christmas in July!)...more