45 Things I know to be True….at 45.

Suck it up!

Last month, I turned 45! I’ve always embraced my age and love celebrating my birthday. Actually, I just love birthdays in general. It’s the one day of year when it’s truly your day when all things are about you. This last birthday came with some reflection now that I’m officially middle aged….cause yes, I’m hoping […]

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Valentine’s Day & The Lost Art of Chivalry

valentines day

St. Valentine’s Day – the most romantic day of the year. A day for love and grand sweeping romantic gestures. Traditionally, little kids exchange cards with their classmates, big kids send lollipops to their crushes. Enamoured adults purchase sappy cards, boxes of chocolates, bouquets of roses, and splash out for romantic dinners. Couples get engaged, others get […]

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“Mommy, Can We Slow Down?”

My 9-year-old came to me in tears last weekend. Not the fickle kind of tears but the real ones. The life is hard ones that leak down your face uncontrollably and leave you exhausted. He wasn’t hurt and he wasn’t sick. He was scared. My heart may have stopped beating for a minute. This was […]

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A’dam with the Fam

Revisiting Amsterdam (A’dam to the locals) with my children was a bit different from previous visits in my late teens and early twenties. This crazy liberal, bike and cheese loving mecca should be on everyone’s bucket list of travels. Even with its often bleak and gray weather, the Dutch Capital never disappoints and holds something […]

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Expat Mom Raising TCKs

Expat –  short for expatriate. A person residing outside their country of citizenship. Third Culture Kids (TCKs) – children raised in a culture other than their parents during their formative years. Now that we got that out-of-the-way. What does ex-pat really mean? You may have learned from my bio, I’m Canadian as is my husband. Our children […]

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