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The Couple Next Door – Two-Minute Book Review

Posted on March 6th, 2017

Our book club read The Couple Next Door only a few months ago, so I clearly remember how I felt about it. Author: Shari Lapena Other works: Things Go Flying, Happiness Economics Recommended by: Book Club, and several people I heard discussing it on the radio. Genre: Thriller/Mystery Main characters: Anne and Marco Conti, and […]

Bullies: How You Treat People = WHO YOU ARE

Posted on March 3rd, 2017

For your reading pleasure today, we have a rant for and about BULLIES. Specifically, adult bullies who need to know better. I’m incensed after reading an article about disgusting trollery cropping up among Ontario doctors, targeting other doctors with whom they disagree on their internal politics. Click on over if you’d like to bear witness to some truly heinous […]

Crossing the Border into the Kids’ Bedroom

Posted on February 20th, 2017

Recently, my kids got all excited about creating signage. E was the instigator in this, so these – the six most important things to keep in mind at the border – are his handiwork. They can be found on the shared bedroom door. So watch yourselves, folks. There are no border checkpoints, but I’m sure Big Brother […]

Let’s have Sisterhood take over the world – boys, girls, and all.

Posted on January 21st, 2017

Let’s talk about Sisterhood. It’s a much bigger concept than simply having female siblings. I believe that Sisterhood, big S, encompassing millions of diverse humans, is what today has been about. I’m aware that there was a big, braggadocious, depressing, basically unthinkable event going on yesterday. It was my day off. I studiously avoided all exposure […]

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Two-Minute Book Review

Posted on January 17th, 2017

Title: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – A Year of Food Life Author: Barbara Kingsolver, with Stephen L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver Other works: (by Barbara) The Poisonwood Bible, Prodigal Summer, Small Wonder, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, etc. Recommended by: Book Club! I also find that Kingsolver’s work recommends more of itself to be read. Genre: Non-fiction/Cooking/Poetry […]

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 6 – Tender Moments

Posted on January 13th, 2017

Happy Friday, lovely di-hards! Minnie could never have guessed that being lost at sea would result in a very special connection with a misunderstood sea “monster”. After all, he’s really just a creature looking for love, like you and me (but more scaly). Sometimes, if an orphaned mini counting-bear comes along at the right point in […]

The 2016 Review + New Year Questionnaire

Posted on January 11th, 2017

Happy New Year! Isn’t it nice to have a new start, after the year we’ve had? Time for the semi-traditional New Year’s Questionnaire. This year, I’ve decided to take some liberties with it. That is to say, I deleted or modified the questions that were annoying me or seemed repetitive. No time for baloney in 2017! […]

Sending you actual love, right now.

Posted on December 29th, 2016

Hi, Lovelies. It’s been a busy month for most of us. And cold and snowy for many of us, at least in our area of Ontario. I also know it’s a really hard month for people. Even for those who celebrate and love the holiday season, it’s hard. Keeping spirits up when there’s so much to do, […]

24 Thoughts on Disney’s “Moana”

Posted on December 17th, 2016

Our family went to see Moana the day after I saw Fantastic Beasts, so it was a fully magical weekend for me, cinema-wise. Some thoughts on Disney’s latest epic: It’s a musical! I’d only seen trailer dialogue, so I didn’t realize this (even though I should have) until I was already watching it. Songs make me […]

Pearls of Grade 3 Wisdom

Posted on December 8th, 2016

I teach a group of Grade 3 French Immersion students English for 40 minutes a week. They are mostly a very sweet and funny group. We’ve been working on poetry, including a poem with a template called “I Am.” The first two words of each line are given, and then they fill in the rest. […]

 
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