Category Archives: blog about large family

Too Old For The Water Park

My city zoo has a great big water park that attracts mobs of families on hot summer days.  We were there yesterday, #6, #7, #8 and I, hitting the water early in the day before the crowds descended. #7 and … Continue reading

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Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival

It’s Sunday Snippets time once again over at This That and The Other Thing:  Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival, hosted by RAnn. I’m contributing the posts I wrote this week: Seeking More:  My Summer Reading – reading that’s good … Continue reading

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Raising Happy Purposeful Children

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with one of my patients.   Her unmarried, 30-something daughter had recently moved out.  Neighbours’ tongues were wagging and criticism of the daughter was voiced since my patient is not in the best of health.  … Continue reading

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Mammogram

So I finally went for my very first mammogram this morning.  I say finally because my doctor has told me for 2 years, ever since I turned 50, that I needed to have a baseline mammogram done.  I didn’t think it … Continue reading

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Easter Triduum In Our Home

In our Catholic home, we have just finished 40 days of Lent, culminating in the Easter Triduum which are the 3 most important days in the Catholic Church.  Jesus is our Savior; therefore, His Crucifixion and Resurrection are entered into and celebrated with the greatest … Continue reading

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The Purpose and Dignity Of Old Age

One of my clients recently moved into a nursing home, one of the city’s best, and at the family’s request, I have continued her nursing foot care in the home.  I went to see her today.  While I’m impressed with the … Continue reading

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Living The Rule

Wise Friend recommended that I read The Rule Of St. Benedict.  For those who don’t know, St. Benedict of Nursia lived in Europe in the sixth century, during the days of the fall of the Roman Empire.  In response to … Continue reading

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Embracing My Daily Commute

A great deal of my workday is spent driving to my patients’ homes.  As a visiting nurse, driving is an inescapable part of my business.  I drive in all kinds of Canadian weather:  freezing rain, snow, unexpected whiteouts, downpours, high humidity.  … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From My Patients

I am fortunate in my work as a foot care nurse to meet and care for many people.  All of my patients have medical issues; that’s why they need a foot care nurse.  I spend at least 45 minutes at a time … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Cupcakes

Day 4 of March Break.  I had to go to work today.  I left the house this morning with instructions for the kids who were home:  my 21-year old son who had no university classes today and the four younger kids, … Continue reading

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