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Lost Ground and New Toys

Lost Ground and New Toys

This week I totally lost ground. I got sick (just a cold), my 10 year was ill, I had a tiny chunk taken out of my back and I ate way too much sugar. But it’s all okay because I’m not letting it derail me. Losing ground is not the same as completely falling off the road. So the chunk out of my back was that darn suspicious mole. The dermatologist says it’s “probably nothing”. I sure hope so and at least...

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The Return of Coach Laurie

The Return of Coach Laurie

Best thing about fall? Well, the leaves and smells of fall are awesome, but that does not last long here in Alberta. No, the very best thing about fall for me is the return of indoor soccer! Games don’t start until mid-October, but there is plenty to do in preparation for the season. This weekend we had a team-building event for our community teams. This week I should get player lists for my two teams (U8 and U14) and then I’ll...

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Medical Mania

Medical Mania

So this year I’ve already had two surgeries and spent time in two hospitals, plus had plenty of physiotherapy. But am I done? Why no of course I’m not. It’s only September after all! In a little over a week I’ll see my third specialist of the year, a dermatologist, who will look at a suspicious mole on my back and probably will have to have the mole removed fairly quickly (so says my family doc anyway). I’m...

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40 by 40

40 by 40

I have a serious eating problem. At night. I’m sure it’s one of those things where there is some other thing going on emotionally or whatever and so food is a replacement. I’m so not going there right now, but I suspect it is in fact something I’m going to have to face/work on. In the meantime, I think I’m finally close to hitting bottom in the frustration level with myself for just giving up on taking care of...

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Fresh Starts

Fresh Starts

A new school year started today. My older two boys started grade five (first day of middle school!) and grade seven. The baby has to wait a whole extra day (and he isn’t happy about it) because grade one here is staggered entry. Starting tomorrow though he goes every day that his brothers go – I am so excited!! I feel like this is the day I was waiting for ever since I started my business when the baby was only one. I actually...

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Silence May Be Golden But….

Silence May Be Golden But….

They say silence is golden, right? And a lot of the time I would tell you what I give for just a little bit of peace and quiet in my house. Three boys are loud y’all. Very, very, very, loud. All.the.time. And it’s summer right now, so there aren’t exactly many quiet breaks happening around here. Well, except for right this minute. The three loud boys are spending night number two with their Aunt while mommy recovers from...

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Summer Is In Session

Summer Is In Session

So last Friday was the last day of school for the year for my boys (well, the older two, baby finished kindergarten on Wednesday!) They brought home their report cards and I have to tell you I was….unhappy. Very unhappy. I thought I was paying enough attention to how they were doing, but clearly not. One especially struggled with math this year and it took a failing grade on a PAT for me to see just how hard of a time he is having. I...

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