Category Archives: parenting

#AmWriting — lost in space

I’m working on a new book — another creative non-fiction. I’ll still be blogging, but less frequently.

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Spring Break…Spring Ache — Remembering My Mother

, In my family, the month of March has always been full of celebrations. My sister’s birthday, then my daughter’s, my parents’ wedding anniversary followed by my birthday, But since my mother passed away last year — on March 14th, … Continue reading

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Empty-Nest Confession #6

Since Naomi moved out, I’ve made a shocking discovery! After years of blaming her — it turns out I’m the culprit who squeezes the tube of toothpaste from the top!

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My Grandma’s Advice

Seventy-five years ago today, my Baba was in labour with her first child — my Dad. Advice is free, my Grandma had plenty She married for love when she was twenty She always said don’t hold in your pee Try … Continue reading

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Empty-Nest Confession #5

Twenty years ago when I said to my husband, “Let’s have a baby!” and he said, “You mean, let’s have a teenager?” I thought he was joking.

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Empty-Nest Confession #4

Since my daughter moved out, I’ve been “working like a dog.” Barking. Whining. Licking the floor. Pissing on the neighbours’ lawns. Why did I let our dog Nellie move out too?

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Empty-Nest Confession #3

A strange silence seeped into the house after my daughter moved out. How I missed the pitter-patter of her “THUD THUD” footsteps late at night.

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Empty-Nest Confession #2

Life lacked purpose when my daughter moved out. So I posted this ad on Craigslist. Empty-Nest Mom with Exceptional Nagging Skills Do you have children living at home who never put away their toys? Do they always leave dirty dishes in … Continue reading

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Empty-Nest Confession #1

Nothing was the same when my daughter Naomi moved out. I unwittingly switched brands of toothpaste. Weeks went by before noticing it was Preparation H.

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Haiku to Moving Out Offspring

From seed to seedling You have blossomed believing Love follows leaving

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