Category Archives: Childhood

May Break – 3: Way to go!

Yes, I'm still on my quote-unquote break. I should have a few well-pondered pieces coming in June, all being well. Right now, though, I am overjoyed to share the pleasure of a rather unusual and extraordinary day. My niece's mom and my niece invited me to her 5K Read and Running Challenge. "Aunty, are you…
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The Six-Year-Old and Layers of Being

"To be, or not to be, that is the question..." - Shakespeare (#WellActually, that's not even a question, but, let's move on.) Earlier this year, my sis and her family, including my six-year-old niece, KiKi, were heading back from a function. En route, we had to make a stop. I popped in to Dollarama and…
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Turning Point

A couple of years ago, Dove came out with an ad to encourage women and girls to accept themselves as beautiful.  The ad, dubbed Camera Shy, made me smile. It also made me think. Good on Dove, for I imagine that that's part of what they were after. It becomes rather revealing when we stop…
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Good Times

  My 6yo niece, Kiki, spent Valentine's Day Eve with me. Yes. If it wasn't a thing before, it is now. She was off from school because of PA day. I was off from work because I'm an adult and can do whatever I want. Umm. No. Not really. I took time off. And what…
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