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Public Health Systems Are The Best

We have had an … interesting week. In the grand scheme of things, it is fairly mild and moderate compared to others. And my ability to say that sentence comes with a fairly healthy dose of gratitude. EG Sinister had emergency surgery earlier this week. Without going into all the […]

Indoor Play Centre Hell

I have been bribed into Indoor Play Centre Hell. Nefarious was invited to a classmate’s birthday party at an indoor play centre: multi-level playground with soft-fall mats, trampolines, rock climbing walls… A kid’s dream! And a parent’s nightmare!! So noisy! So crowded!! I am down with the Mother of All […]

The Dental Cost of Pregnancy

I cracked a tooth.  Eating toasted fruit loaf.  And not some Han Solo in Carbonite level toasting. I’m talking lowest dial on the toaster. Warmed enough to melt the butter. With a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.  To be fair, I cracked the filling. Yes, I have fillings. I have really […]

Improv is Resilient

We all want the best for our kids. To be happy; To be smart; To be healthy; To be educated. The latest buzzword in parenting is “resilient”: we all want our kids to survive. Because in life, when you get knocked down, you need to get up again – swinging. […]