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louise
canada
mother-of-four, wife, friend, daughter, sister, writer, and eternal optimist
Interests: raising kids, reading, writing, cooking (not baking), DVD box sets, playing songs on repeat, laughing til my face hurts
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Love that sprinkler photo, too. It's hilarious! One of those unexpected moments.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2014 on {GIVEAWAY}: LITTLE MOMENTS at late night plays
I know you'll love this app, Pat. Thanks for entering. Good luck!!! xo
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2014 on {GIVEAWAY}: LITTLE MOMENTS at late night plays
Thanks, Shan and good luck!
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2014 on {GIVEAWAY}: LITTLE MOMENTS at late night plays
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We went camping over the weekend. It's always exactly what we need and is always over too quickly. It's a chance to step away from routines, deadlines, clocks. The only electronic device we bring is my iPhone, because it's also my camera. Having such a small and easy-to-carry photo taker... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at late night plays
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We haven't had a summer like this for 10 years; since we last fussed and obsessed over every small movement and moment that our firstborn experienced when we took her out on adventures small and big. Was she okay? Was she having fun? Was there a way we could we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at late night plays
Yes, very true. Talented band through and through.
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They're just like us, really. Focusing on what matters. Supporting one another in the pursuit of ambition, or perhaps giving each other the push to follow passion. The difference between us and them is in the performance. They play it out on a stage, while we try our best in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at late night plays
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We live in the suburbs. And in the suburbs, there are backyard pools. Not in our backyard, unfortunately, but in the backyards of our friends and neighbours. And now that the sun is shining and it's no more teachers, no more books (wait, no, there will always be books), we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at late night plays
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Now that school is out and the sun stays up really, really late, our only quiet time seems to land at the end of very long days of in/out, up/down, on/off—when parental energy levels are hovering just above zero. And as much as Netflix served me well during the long,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at late night plays
Congratulations, Sarah, you are the winner! Summers with cousins are the very, very best. So many happy memories from my own childhood. Thanks for entering. Hope to see you back here again!
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It may have started with a restlessness. Or a need to drift away from the busyness. Something pulled Grand Experiences owner, Jamie Kent, away from his corporate job towards the river almost two decades ago, and it was a call worth answering. Anyone who climbs into one of Jamie's boats... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at late night plays
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We're about to head into year two of sleep away camp for our firstborn. She's been working on her packing lists and planning for new adventures since the day after last year's camp came to an end. The closest JB and I ever came to this kind of experience was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at late night plays
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She's the kid who doesn't like donuts. Sometimes when they're covered in rainbow sprinkles, but that's mostly about the sprinkles. She's already sweet enough. And today she is unbelievably eight. There are a lot of conversations about what she'll do when she grows up: a teacher or veterinarian, perhaps. Always... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at late night plays
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We had three kids, when my husband joined the staff at SickKids Hospital in Toronto. As a new graduate, the idea of being part of such a high-calibre team was daunting. But—with the guidance and support of amazing mentors and staff—he quickly rose to occasion. There are many challenges when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at late night plays
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It's highly probable that I'm sleep-writing this post. Because waking hours are very hard to come by this time of year. I am a shiny, silver ball that's lost inside a 24-hour pinball machine. If you're looking for me, I'm just out chasing my head. It sneaks up every single... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at late night plays
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It has been a week of swirling and whirling emotions. Watching a flower bloom, a tree sprout, a child find his way. What an inspiring thing to see. My beautiful boy. Related articles REPEATER: The Perfect Song The Absentminded Duo Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at late night plays
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Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently ~ Maya Angelou +++ I was always a let the other kid go first, because she'll do it better kind of kid. I wasn't brave. Not when it came to talking in... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at late night plays
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It was the same way for years. Our Saturday morning TV-watching ritual. My sister always woke up first. I would hear the creak of her bed and she'd be at my door in moments. She never knocked before whispering Are you awake? and I never failed to mumble, I'm coming.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at late night plays
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We've finally landed in spring—in our rainboots, of course. Even though the skies have been grey and the air chilly, it's the perfect season to honour the Earth as it wakes from a (long) winter slumber. The buds are beginning to show themselves and the grass is finally taking on... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at late night plays
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I was the same as anyone who dreams of a family. I imagined them. I wrote their names in cursive in my diary. I wanted them to be different than me, to be more than me, to be less of me. +++++++++++++ When my daughter's eyes started to change, from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at late night plays
I was ALWAYS (and still am....) Team Ben. Swoon
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2014 on {GIVEAWAY}: Unexpected Hero at late night plays
It was a favourite for me back then, too! My other all time series was Felicity. Still waiting for that one to come to Netflix :) Good luck, Andrea, and thanks so much for entering!
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2014 on {GIVEAWAY}: Unexpected Hero at late night plays
OH my goodness, I was obsessed with Call the Midwife. Cant wait for the next season!! Thanks for entering, Christine!
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2014 on {GIVEAWAY}: Unexpected Hero at late night plays
Awesome - love those shows over here, too! Thanks for entering and good luck!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on {GIVEAWAY}: Unexpected Hero at late night plays
I have Life of Pi on my to-see list. Thanks for entering - good luck!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on {GIVEAWAY}: Unexpected Hero at late night plays