#NaBloPoMo: Time for a Review

Time for a Review: NaBloPoMo 2016

When I did #NaBloPoMo last year, it was my first time, and I did it in part to see if I could (and would) write every single day. It was a great challenge, and similar to this year, I jumped in with both feet. I prepped WordPress with blanks, figured out where to go for Read More

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NaBloPoMo November 23

An Instagram Life isn’t Real

It’s Wednesday, and #OnWednesdaysWeHaiku. The prompt for today wonders if Photoshop makes me ashamed of my body. Wow, I could write a page an a half about what Photoshop can do to a woman’s self-esteem. But luckily for you, it’s time to Haiku. An Instagram life Full of Photoshopped fiction And lacking verity. And lacking Read More

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Remembering to be Thankful After a Rough Week 

Remembering to be Thankful After a Rough Week 

Sorry…you were probably hoping for the final instalment in my post series. I just couldn’t today. Tomorrow though. I promise. For today I’m going to jump into ten things of thankful. I need to remember what wonderous things there are in this world.  Because after a rough week, one has to really take the time Read More

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Nighttime Snack

Nighttime Snack

The prompt today is fears and phobias. And Wednesdays are Haiku days on Live By Surprise for the entire month of November. So I’ve added the two together—because one of my phobias relates to the urban legend that suggests that you eat eight spiders every year while you’re sleeping. The Backstory When we were in Holland Read More

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Finding the Black Sheep 1

Finding the Black Sheep

In researching my family tree, I’ve found that I come from the salt of the earth. But I’ve also found that when you’re digging sometimes you find dirt. I’ve been researching my family tree since before my eldest was born. I discovered some online resources, and connected with distant family members in far off lands. (OK, Read More

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Writing Your Own Story

Writing Your Own Story

Once upon a time there was a young woman with red hair who loved to read. Every day she pulled the same large book from her shelf, opened to the last page she’d read and slogged on. The protagonist in the book was not someone she admired. In fact, in her quieter moments, she might Read More

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It's Been a Lovely Extended Vacation

It’s Been a Lovely Extended Vacation

As I’m still on vacation, I thought I’d just put a bit of a ramble on here today. I’ve been very much enjoying my holiday with the kids. We spent a week in Mont Tremblant, Quebec (post on UrbanMommies coming soon) with my father-in-law. It was just lovely. After that, we’ve kind of just been Read More

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Why Relationships are Like Buying A New House

Why Relationships are Like Buying A New House

There’s just something about buying a new house. You might decide to go with the basic model – or you can upgrade all your finishes and get marble counters, hardwood floors and inset lighting. You’ll end up with all new appliances. And, when you move in, everything is fresh and clean and ready to go Read More

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The Summer Breeze Beckons

The Summer Breeze Beckons

I’m on vacation this week, spending time with family in a lovely cottage in Quebec, Canada. We’re set in a forest in the mountains, and this week’s haikuhorizons prompt fits right into my mood. As the path opens The sky’s breath leads me home, The verdant forest shades. The verdant forest shades Light peeks through Read More

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