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#ImagineLove

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I am so very fortunate that I still have many friends from high school. Most people lose touch after moving away from home, college or working. For me, it was difficult to keep in touch during the school year but we always caught up during summer vacation. Those are my favourite kind of friends- time can pass and whenever you get together again, you pick up exactly where you left off.

This is my friend Christie. We met in grade 8, [...]

Special Needs and Social Media

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Special needs and social media seem to go hand in hand these days. When Jillian was first diagnosed, I didn’t know many people in Toronto, let alone a friend who has a child with special needs. Since we live in a technology fueled world, I took to the internet to find other parents like me. Starting this blog, reading other blogs, joining groups on Facebook. The internet became my lifeline. And in a way it still is. Knowing that I [...]

2015 Might Break Me

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Hard to believe we’re already two weeks into January already. And already I’m thinking this might be the year that breaks me. Clearly, I’m probably being a little irrational but let me tell you some stories. We’re now looking for schools for Jillian to transition into. Her current school ends after grade 1 and even though I know we’ll be super prepared for the transition and Bloorview will help us find a good fit for her (and us!) but it [...]

Teacher Gifts- Working the Mason Jar

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There are two times a year that I *pretend* I’m crafty. That happens to be at Christmas and at the end of school. Seriously. I can play 10 instruments but my mother couldn’t spare a little crafty gene? I like crafty, I just don’t do it well. We all have our talents, I suppose.
I know teachers don’t expect anything at Christmas or the end of the year but I like to take the time to show them they’re really valuable [...]

A New Addition!

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Tap…Tap… Is this thing on? So clearly I haven’t been around much. I don’t even have a decent reason! In my last personal post about my lovely lump (not my lovely lady lumps, sadly…) There’s no real update on that front yet. I had my followup with the surgeon where I was told it was ‘nothing…at least for now…’ to contact him if it got bigger/hurt or any other weird changes or in 6 months. I assured him I wouldn’t [...]

I’m Just A Spectator…

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Often when I’m reading other blogs that my friends have shared, I think “I really should write about this!” and then file that idea away, and promptly forget about it. It’s rare that I read something and immediately feel the need to write some of my own experiences out after reading a post. Thanks to Lesley for sharing this post.
Rounding a corner in the hall of a hospital yesterday, I was knocked briefly off my feet. No one ran by [...]

30 Things My Girls Should Know- 20 Facts

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Diving right into the questions, today’s topic is 20 Random Facts about their dear old Mom. (Have I confused you yet?! Full list of questions located here) This one is going to be hard for me. Since they’re random, I’ll probably end up saying 90% of what the girls already know. I remind myself of Bill Cosby just thinking about it!

According to my parents, I was conceived in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and born in Victoria, British Columbia. (Are you scarred [...]

30 Things My Girls Should Know About Me

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While I was perusing Facebook this evening, cuddling with a sick Jillian, I came across a post by Lynsey from Moscato Mom. The idea is to prove to our children that we are actually people outside of being their mom. Looks like fun and since I’m making an effort to get back into writing regularly and there are certainly things I’d like them to know it’s a perfect fit.

 
The topics are:
1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears [...]

#TrustYourPower

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Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the last few weeks, you already know that the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 during the last Superbowl. Even I was aware and I’m far from sporty! I had the amazing opportunity to interview May Hamlin last week and it was SO great! In case you’re unfamiliar, Derek Coleman is the first person that has played in the NFL legally deaf and with hearing aids. He’s now also portrayed in the [...]

Your Chances for Mom of The Year Just Got Better

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The date was January 8th, 2014 and I’ve already lost any hope in winning a Mom of the Year award. So your chances just got a lot better! My typical motto is that I’m doing the best that I can and I just hope I’m not screwing them up too badly.
I had the opportunity to go to Halifax in November on behalf of Canada Health Infoway and Holland Bloorview. As I was getting Lauren ready for school, I decided to [...]