Category Archives: 1: Mommy’s Musings

Posts about motherhood, childhood, snails, muck, and otherwise wonderful things.

“FAITH LIKE A (SHELTERED) CHILD”

“Father God, thank you for this food. Thank you for Mommy and Daddy. Thank you for this food.” More eager to eat than any child since Oliver Twist, my daughter spits out her Grace as if speed counted for sincerity. … Continue reading

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Yours to Discover

We’re from BC. We’re ocean kayakers, rainforest hikers, mountain trekkers, and we know how to camp in the rain. We moved to Ontario last February, and were horrified to see the summer nearly escape without a family wilderness adventure. Afraid of having our … Continue reading

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WHEN CHILDHOOD DREAMS COME TRUE

When I was little, I used to dream about what kind of Mom I would some day like to be. I used to dream about building forts, climbing trees, scrambling up riverbeds and inventing make-believe worlds. I would someday invite … Continue reading

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WHAT THE RAIN BRINGS

What the rain brings: a beautiful sound to fall asleep to, a chance to puddle-stomp, the opportunity to wear brightly coloured, heart-printed boots, greenery, worms, and mushrooms! A few years before our daughter was born, my husband and I were … Continue reading

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STUDYING IS SELF-INDULGENT

Being a student is so self-indulgent. Full-time students (myself included at one time) love to work the pity: so much studying, so much reading, so little sleep, so little food. Two words: yeah right. How about: sleeping in, reading at … Continue reading

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BALANCING BALLET

Okay, so I’ve missed a few blog entries, but I have a really good excuse: ballet. “Ballet?” you say. “As in, tutus and inhuman displays of grace and flexibility?!” Yes, ballet. (Only, minus the tutus, and severely lacking in grace and flexibility…) … Continue reading

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SNIFFLES AND THE ELBOW-COUGH

First week down. Homework done? Check. Excitement about school extended past the first week? Check. Matching mother/daughter colds? Check. Awww, isn’t that cute? Yeah, welcome to the germs of preschool. I phoned the school yesterday to ask if my daughter should still … Continue reading

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