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Jan 9, 2018


By | 2018-01-09T08:48:26+00:00 January 9, 2018|Parenting|

When I was a young girl, my sister and I spent hours doing the stereotypical little girl thing – playing house with our dolls. We were unconcerned with stereotypes, feminism, and equal opportunity for women. We simply loved our dolls, dressing them, feeding them and playing the role of mom. We attempted to include our [...]

Nov 6, 2017


By | 2017-11-06T16:50:09+00:00 November 6, 2017|Character, Parenting|

Expectations. We've all got them. In fact, we often have high expectations; especially of ourselves and the ones we love most. Expectations can be great. They have the power to motivate and kick us in the butt. They push us to do our best. Like when my boys look to the bench and see the [...]

Nov 24, 2016

The Walking Wounded

By | 2016-11-24T08:46:14+00:00 November 24, 2016|Character|

The other day Levi and I stood on the street in the middle of Abbotsford, killing time until the department store we needed to shop at opened its doors for business. We did some people watching as one by one they passed us by. Some hurrying, some looking at their phone, some meandering/window shopping but [...]

Sep 29, 2016

Change Is Afoot

By | 2016-09-29T08:08:40+00:00 September 29, 2016|Parenting|

Each morning, when my alarm goes off, I wake up to the staticky sounds of a local Christian radio station. As this is one of the only radio stations I seem to get with any clarity in Chilliwack, it's that or the obnoxious factory installed alarm, incessantly blaring me to consciousness. So Praise 106.5 it [...]

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