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Same-sex marriage, divorce and love in the second act

I was on Twitter this morning & realized that I retweeted an article outlining 7 signs that you should divorce right after I sent a tweet celebrating the Supreme Court of the United States’ historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. I had to smile: in my world, marriage is followed by divorce in 140 characters […]

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Happy anti-versary to me: the 5 most important things I’ve learned since my divorce

A special man sent me a text this morning wishing me a happy 5th anniversary. It wasn’t OUR anniversary he was recognizing but the 5th anniversary of my divorce . It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since my marriage ended (not to mention that it was on this day 20 years ago that […]

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My favourite books of 2014

I’m what most people would call a Book Worm. I read somewhere between 35-40 books a year; some for review, some for reference but mostly for pleasure. If I happen to find myself with a free afternoon or knocked out by the flu, reading is my Netflix; I will happily binge read an entire book […]

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New family, new traditions

We set up our Christmas tree tonight and true to family tradition, it is topped not with an angel or star but a sea creature. One year it was a Purple Squid. The next, a Great White Shark named Pizza. This year, a Manta Ray tops our tree. Our Christmas tree is as untraditional as […]

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For the love of books – technology and the new age of reading

As a single parent and work at home mom (WAHM) I often struggle with how to keep my kids entertained & engaged while I go about the business of running the household & a business.  The fantasy: they will lose themselves in a book or an art project for an hour while I prepare dinner […]

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