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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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What a sweet boy, eh?
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2015 on FRIENDS at late night plays
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Our 10-year-old son—the shyest of our lot—started at a brand new school this year. It was the best decision for him academically, but it was a move that was not without its risks. For someone who struggles as much as he does with finding his place, it meant leaving behind... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at late night plays
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The first day of school is such an emotional milestone for kids as well as for parents who open their hand to let go of their child's and then raise it in a wave until we see his backpack climb onto the school bus or walk through the doors of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at late night plays
L O U I S E G L E E S O N Writer | Blogger blog: latenightplays.com IG and Twitter: @louisegleeson facebook.com/louisegleesonfreelance 905.330.1116 Oh my goodness, thank you thank you thank you. These comments mean so much to me. I am so grateful that our journey ended well, and now that it has I am grateful for the journey itself xo
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
I cried writing it, too xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
Thank you, as always, for your kind and generous words xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
I didnt tell the story before she was born, because I didnt want to tempt fate. And after she arrived safely, I think I thought it was all behind me and there was no need to dwell. But it changes you forever to be that afraid for your child. xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
Me too. Thanks for reading xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
L O U I S E G L E E S O N Writer | Blogger Your baby is amazing (and so are you!) xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
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Because it's hard to get an appointment with a specialist and harder still to find a babysitter for the pocket of time right after school, the two of us ended up in a waiting room for a check up with my thyroid doctor. When you see a specialist in our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at late night plays
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Oh Katja, that means the world. Thank you xo
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2015 on UNCHAINED LOVE at late night plays
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I think this is establishing itself as a decade of nostalgia. More often, I'm going back to the moments that pushed me down or lifted me up; sometimes I'm able to see they did both. I'm sure it's because I'm in that phase of parenting when sharing some of those... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at late night plays
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As soon as the last shiny Christmas bauble comes down and gets packed away, I feel a familiar dullness start to creep in. It's nothing I can't handle or push aside enough to get through the day and do the things I need to, but it unsettles me enough that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at late night plays
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Fifteen years is a marital milestone, isn't it? And I feel like this day (and you) deserve the most exquisite love letter. But the holidays can really take you down when you have four young kids. And more than anything, I want to crawl between the flannel sheets I gave... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at late night plays
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A couple of months ago, I received an email alert from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra about their Young People's Concerts. And I let myself think about our schedule around the time of their Christmas show (frightening), and I went online and bought a pair of tickets anyway. I have a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at late night plays
That excitement is contagious isnt it, Lori? I love it.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2014 on ABOUT THAT ELF at late night plays
There's still time to take a grown up trip with them. Do it Neers. You'll be so glad.
Thank you, Rea xo
Its definitely a more relaxing experience than a doctors office isnt it?
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2014 on ON THE PATH at late night plays
I was wary of that too, Rea. I went in cautiously...but so much of what she said about my situation rang true. I think with any health care provider, you have to feel like youre on the same page and Ive found a good fit so far. xo
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2014 on ON THE PATH at late night plays
The flare up symptoms so easily hide themselves in day to day parenthood stress, dont they? Get checked Lisa, peace of mind xo
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2014 on ON THE PATH at late night plays
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I was telling you guys about my thyroid and the many ways it has been messing with me. But now that I've had my first naturopath visit, I am beginning to understand it was actually me who was messing with it. The flare up I'm having is literally a flare—my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at late night plays
Yes, get them onto your wall Karen. We gave one to my parents with their grandchildren and it makes me smile every time I step into their foyer and see it displayed. They look great! Good luck :)
I like to support Canadian companies, too. Good luck and thanks so much for entering!
yes, I lost quite a bit of weight with my first flare up because I had no idea what it was. This time around I recognized the symptoms before that happened. Ive heard adding seaweed to our diets can help boost function. Worth a try xo
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2014 on TALES OF A MISBEHAVING THYROID at late night plays