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Amadeus

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Amadeus

Children make us see how quickly time passes because in the period of a few decades a human being goes from completely helpless to full fledged adults who are still helpless in many ways.  My son turns 18 tomorrow and it got me thinking about that moment he was born.  If you have never witnessed a birth you are missing out but yet also very fortunate.  I often describe it as the most beautiful horrific thing you will ever see.  The truth is births can vary quite drastically as I can attest being present for all five of my children's...

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Birthday Bedlam

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Birthday Bedlam

It has been a whirlwind Fall for our family to say the least with mixture of good and bad.  Here is a quick snapshot of just this past weekend; two kids with colds, we worked around 30 hours for the business, I ran a dog to the vet after eating chicken bones and bleeding, I also had a kid at the hospital after they fainted, our youngest may have picked up pinworms and today is Lisa's birthday.  Make sure you take a moment and wish her a happy birthday. Despite all the chaos, which amazingly has not even been the...

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Why Our Kids Should Be Vampires

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Why Our Kids Should Be Vampires

There have been a lot of posts lately about the dangers of kids and technology.  Biggest danger of kids and technology in my childhood was sticking pointy objects in the plugs.  Having five kids we understand the reality of modern technology, oh too much.  I would love to say we have it all figured out and have no issue with it but that would be a bold faced lie.  And if you have taken the time to read this then I wouldn't want to break our trust as author and reader.  Our kids definitely spend their fair share of time...

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Why I Love Winter

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Why I Love Winter

Almost all of us here on the East Coast of Canada complain about winter, and that's not going to change anytime soon.  The complaining I mean, global warming absolutely threatens winter as we know it.  I completely understand the frustration as it is bitterly cold, cancels events/plans, cleaning off vehicles/driveways, makes driving treacherous, and overall costs more due to heating costs.  There are lots more reasons it can be irritating but sometimes it helps to take a look at the big picture.   You will absolutely hear me complain about winter, I'm not one who looks forward to it for...

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Remembering When To Decorate for Christmas

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Remembering When To Decorate for Christmas

Every year the debate rages about when is it acceptable to decorate for Christmas. The thought is that before Remembrance Day is disrespectful of all those who fought in the war and lost their lives.  I will admit it is a valid point to consider in contemplating when we could put up lights, trees, decorations, and all the related paraphernalia.  I think sometimes though we fail to see the big picture.  These men, women and children put their lives on the line in the fight to ensure freedom.  We often forget that there were women and children who lost their...

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