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Would You Leave Your Teen Home Alone?

(7) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 3:57 PM

When my husband and I recently escaped from our four month long home renovations, our teenagers, our two Labrador retrievers and the cold and wet Vancouver weather, we left our 19-year-old son home alone for two weeks. Our daughter, the Weird One, was working as a counsellor at a residential...

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Modern Family: Are You a Claire or a Gloria?

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 3:54 PM

As my 16-year-old daughter, the Demon Child, is growing and maturing, her perception of those around her is also growing and maturing. This past weekend she had an epiphany. After watching back to back episodes of Modern Family, she announced, "Mom, you are SO much like the mom on Modern...

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Designer Dogs Are Us

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 8:38 AM

I was at the doggie park in Ambleside this week, enjoying the dogs, the ocean, and the owners. OK, so I'm the first to admit that I'm a tiny bit biased, but as an owner of Labrador Retrievers, I have to say that nine times out of 10, I am...

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Love Is in the Air... But Don't Tell Anyone

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 2:00 PM

A couple of weeks ago, my son phoned home. (he's the 18 year old Obnoxious One attending university in Ontario.) Surprisingly enough, he's actually very good about calling home on a regular basis. Anyways, this time he let a bomb drop. "Hey guys, did you know that your daughter has...

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What's Mine Is Mine and What's Yours Is Ours

(6) Comments | Posted February 4, 2012 | 10:46 PM

So I admit that I've uttered these words on occasion, but usually in connection with closet space; specifically my husband's closet or shelf or desk or cash or...

Imagine my shock and chagrin when I heard these words pouring forth from the lips of my daughter, the Demon Child?! Yes,...

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Nothing Comes From Nothing

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 5:53 PM

I think I must have been evil in a prior life. You know that song from The Sound of Music that goes, "Nothing comes from nothing"? (I know, this really does show that I'm over-the-hill as my kids insist.) In this life I've been pretty good, pretty boring, heck, even...

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