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For the Love of Hockey- Moms turn to play

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Mom Says: I started playing hockey as another challenge to take on heading into my 40th year. We kind of did it on a lark... I had just taken a Learn to Skate with Parks & Rec the year before and along with my dear friend Wendy, I threw together a Play It Again Sports Hockey Kit and set out for my first game. It was awful. Our first hockey game I think I probably fell on my own about 15 times, ran into about 10 other players and nearly broke my back from wrenching from straight up fear of falling
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Peace & the need for nature

Briars Resort
Mom Says: I sit here watching the snow softly stream to the ground below. The retro notes of Madonna's La Isla Bonita playing softly in the background  and a steaming cup of cappuccino on the table. When my dear friend, Leigh suggested getting out of town for a day or two I couldn't say yes fast enough. I love the bustle of Toronto, love the access to culture, sports, entertainment, the vibe and the energy. It's fast. It's dynamic. Recently I have started recognizing that without the influence of nature in my world, I start to feel claustrophobic. The cottage affords us that
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The Social life: Living in Social Media

Twitter pals
I was in conversation the other day with someone who defined my work from home lifestyle as relaxed and easy. I asked why they thought that and was met with a response of less pressure, how much stuff I can get done in a day, just sitting and being on Facebook & Twitter all the time. Hmmmm…. It took a lot not to tell them to go suck an egg. In some ways, 100% yes it is fabulous. You get the flexibility to define your schedule and your life but it also means you don’t have such a thing as a set
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Is it You or Me?

Feeling the love
It's not you. It's me. October had to have been one of the weirdest months I have experienced in a long time. I think it was for so many people. Record numbers of people were experiencing bouts of anxiety (me too) and depression; crashes that hit hard when they  are generally happy people; snarky, mean, aggressive people; ones that simply couldn't cut a break. Call me crazy but I feel like Facebook is at it again... (or at least in some ways I am hoping so). I thought it was Mercury in retrograde. One of the hottest buzz words of 2014, Mercury in retrograde at
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Let’s Talk About RAPE…Shall we?

Forced to be quiet
TRIGGER WARNING: You might not like this post as it is an account of what I went through as a person who has experienced rape. If its going to bother you, then don't read it. If you are open-minded and willing to embrace another part of a story then please proceed.  I accepted another challenge this month. It is a writing challenge. One of truly to goodness straight up writing… It’s about writing from the heart. Contemplating what to write about, I have pretty awesome ideas on posts like “how to host a wicked fairy party,” “Venus VS. Mars and the
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Are you IN your (Comfort) Zone? Or OUT?

Skydive Toronto
Mom Says… A while back, the word comfort (or any variation of that word, see: comfortable) somehow became a swear word to me. In my head, comfort was equitable to not living life to its fullest, to mailing it in, to being happy with status quo. The barometer of our marriage was often determined by the word comfortable. If the hubs heard that word, he knew I was getting fidgety. I couldn’t imagine that a Groundhog Day style of the same routine was the best way to live the only life we have. I had warned about the swear word but in truth
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