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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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If you've spent anytime hanging out with me here, you already know my not-so-secret secret. I like making school lunches, and I use bentos. Hold on, hold on. Before you start accusing me of making dinosaur sandwiches and Minecraft creepers out of cheese, I'm more of a practical make it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at late night plays
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I see what you're doing with your status updates and snowsuit displays. There are only "x" number of days until summer is over. Well, I can't heeeeeeeeearrrrrrrrrr you. I'm over here counting the days of summer like they're here to stay. Because you're right. Changing leaves and school lunches will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at late night plays
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Awesome - I cant believe this is actually helpful for people. Its making me so happy. We thought about RiotFest but were already attending the Urban Roots Festival for the Avett Brothers. Have a great time and thanks for reading, Maria.
Brave, mama. Yes jot it all down on your iphone note pad. And have a GREAT TIME! I cannot believe this list was actually helpful for someone - ha! Typepad HTML Email Hi louise, Rachel (rachelteodoro@yahoo.com) has left you a comment: This could not have come at a better time. Heading to a music festival in a few weeks with my oldest and probably am going to be trying to keep up. So many great tips. Making notes to bring my own tp. Status: Published Options: Unpublish
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Besides the achy feet and sore back that go along with standing in one place for too long, being at concerts in this phase of my life means being able to enjoy the music without getting distracted by my age. I once read the music we listen to in our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at late night plays
Oh Christy, its so nice to have the best kinds of readers. The ones who understand the value of lifting each other up. Im so glad youre in my corner xo
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on STEALING TIME at late night plays
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+ + + We always put music on when we’re in the kitchen. And I’m standing at the stove singing along to a song, when I catch a flash of movement from my youngest child, who’s having breakfast at the table. She’s still in her pajamas, because our mornings together... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at late night plays
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A couple of weeks ago, my bright-eyed girl did an assignment in school that her teacher loved so much I was sent a personal note about it. And though it didn't surprise me to read my mighty-hearted girls' words, I still found myself moved by what she wrote: so simple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at late night plays
Thank you :)
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Debbie: WE loved Tyrell museum and Drumheller is stunning. Enjoy your trip and thanks so much for entering!
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LIsa, you are so good to me. Thank you for holding me up, so I can hold her up xo
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A lack of routine can be so refreshing after a busy school year! Thanks for entering.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on {GIVEAWAY}: LITTLE SHUTTERBUGS at late night plays
We look forward to our summer road trip and camping weekends so much. Thanks for entering :)
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on {GIVEAWAY}: LITTLE SHUTTERBUGS at late night plays
We havent been throwing fancy dinner parties lately anyway ;)
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We havent been throwing fancy dinner parties lately anyway ;)
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Summer break is around the corner. Can you feel it sneaking up on you like I do? Are you clicking on 1,000,000,000 ideas to keep your kids busy posts on Pinterest? Yeah, me too. The biggest challenge we face every year is entertaining differing interests and ages. So while we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at late night plays
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The other day there was some kind of #bestfriend day sweeping across social media, and I knew it would be hard for you. When you're 13, friends are complicated. Navigating these days and experiences with you has reminded me of my own feelings of wanting to belong and the sting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at late night plays
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In my family, dinner was rarely a surprise when we came to the table each night. We could make a pretty good guess when we opened the refrigerator to get our breakfast in the morning. My mom was meticulous about prepping (and marinating) her food ahead of time, and there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at late night plays
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{Photo credit} She left a tiny heart on one of my photos, the day before she went to sleep and didn't wake up. I have tapped her tiny profile on that photo countless times, knowing it will take me to the snapshots of her life and knowing it will hurt... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at late night plays
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{photo credit} Said the poet, Robert Browning, and so does the antique clock that sits on JB's bedside table—because I had it engraved with that quote for my wedding gift to him. I very seldom write about videos that I see on social media. I might leave a quick comment... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at late night plays
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My oldest child just entered her teen years, which leaves me feeling like I've crossed the bridge to the beginning of letting go—where my influence will continue to diminish and my seat will move higher and higher in the stands and further from the playing field, where I have always... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at late night plays
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Dear Daughter, Happy 13th birthday, my girl. There are so many letters of advice I could write as you head into this new phase of life, because you're ready and wise enough to hear it. But there are some things I don't want to tell you. There are some things... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at late night plays
Woot, woot. Go for it!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on OH, CANADA at late night plays
Thank you for your comments, Heather. This piece seems to have resonated with many of my readers and fellow parents of spirited children xo
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on SPIRITED CHILD at late night plays
Great - glad to hear it, Michelle!
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