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26 days, 6 hours and 22 minutes….by Kay

26 days, 6 hours and 22 minutes…. You are probably thinking what’s this all about? But this is how much time we have left until Christmas, yes it’s that time of the year again. Dreading it or looking forward,that’s my question? Personally I dread it although one would think as a preschool teacher I would […]

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Empty nest syndrome…..by Kay

When the kids grow up and you are left behind. What happens then? I think it was about 7 years ago, when, one Saturday morning my, if I remember correctly, grade three son and grade 5 daughter left me behind all dressed up and nowhere to go…..The one minute they were still super reliant on […]

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When the big girl panties lets you down

All my life I have thought of myself of a relatively brave person. Not scared to try new things, not afraid to jump off cliffs or act on a dare or an impulsive idea that in hindsight was just that. Growing older however I do find that there are days that that bravery or perhaps […]

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Am I turning into my mother?…….by Kay

Well? Am I turning into my mother? Would I want to know if I am? Is it necessarily a bad thing if I do change into a replica of her? Any comments? Why do we fear what normally is just part of life? I love my mother, why would I fear turning into a mini version […]

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Bring it on Bridget Jones! …….by Kay

If having mommy me time is so essential to us as moms, why on earth do we feel like we have committed a murder when we do take some time out for ourselves? Why do we chastise ourselves so much when taking a break without the brats? Why do we feel so guilty and keep […]

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‘Moving houses, Moving lives’…by Karolien

18 houses in 12 years…..did you clock that or did you just skim over it and then do a double take? 18 houses in 12 years, yes that’s what I said.  Pretty much the story of my life…pack up, move, get comfortable, make friends, get a life………….pack up, move, get comfortable, make friends, get a […]

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Being a Mom……by Karolien

Being a mom is like wearing ten different hats during different phases of the day. One moment you’re the mom, a taxi-driver, a nurse, an educator, a dad, an accountant…should I continue or do you get the picture? There are stay-at-home moms that get the rap for ‘not working’, there’s the working moms that in […]

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