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That which LASTS

In August, my mother died.  Just uttering those words can cause me to catch my breath. I can hardly believe that I won’t see her sweet face again, won’t hear that wonderful laugh, won’t share another cup of tea or enjoy another conversation.   But believe it I do and while my grief has at times […]

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Cause for CELEBRATION

Let us face it; most of us are living an ordinary life.  We are born, we die, and in between, we live… a fairly ordinary life. We grow up; go to school, work, and rest.  We have relationships, pay bills, travel, share meals, make money, handle hardships, play, travel, endure tragedy, learn, and grow old. […]

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Christmas…opening my present

This Christmas, we will celebrate as we always do; with food and friendship and family.  We will open our doors and our hearts and invite the spirit of the season to join us as we share our offerings and our table.  We’ll be grateful and reflect on our blessings; we are together, we are here, […]

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Sharing our HOMES and our HEARTS

As published in Senior Living Magazine, February 2013 When I first told others we were all moving in together, the most common refrain was “It might work for you, but there is no way I could live with my mom.” And while I understood others’ reluctance, it was a dream to raise our three small […]

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It’s beginning to FEEL a lot like Christmas…

As the decorations go up and the commercials begin to air, I ask myself, how will our family celebrate this magical time? The answer is as it has been for so many years –  we will spend our time together, and where we do give, we will give experiences rather than ‘gifts’; create shared memories […]

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A Day Well Spent

My mother  Grace is in her 83rd year and it would be completely understandable and deserved, if at this age, she chose to spend her days relaxing, napping, or reading for hours.  And, while she does spend some time doing all three, much of her time is spent truly ‘living’; a rich life filled with family, friends, […]

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Following Your Heart

That news is forever etched in my mind, no that one is stitched in – the moment when we found out we were going to have twins; our tiny family of three was quickly going to grow to five. In one of those quiet moments following the news (it was a long moment – we […]

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Talking With Your Mouth Full

Anyone who knows our family knows that sharing our Family Dinner Table is something we value and hold dear. For as long as I can remember, we have been enjoying daily meals with family, friends, neighbours, and strangers. Friends have asked me what makes it work, and I say it works because the rules have […]

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