Tag Archives: motherhood

Remembering the Sweetness of Childhood

This is a picture of three of my older children enjoying some early morning fishing with their dad. These adorable little cherubs are in their twenties now and on the brink of venturing out on their own. Long gone are … Continue reading

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To All Moms from the Pure Jerzy Kidz

Tomorrow, Mother’s Day, a group of us, friends and family, will be participating in the Sporting Life 10 km. run to raise funds for Camp Oochigeas, a summer camp for kids with cancer. It will be our second year taking … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Prayers

I stood by helplessly and watched as a text message received by one of my older children instantly transformed a situation that showed much promise into a state of uncertainty.  My child was visibly disappointed and frustrated.  All I could … Continue reading

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For Moms Everywhere

…….and for anyone who ever had a mom………. Because there are days when, no matter how calm, centered, meditative you are; no matter how perfectly aligned are the stars and your chakra is bliss; doesn’t matter if you’re organized, careful, … Continue reading

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The Duty Of The Moment

“Doing the duty of the moment means focusing our whole person – heart, soul, body, emotions, intellect, memory, imagination – on the job at hand!  The duty of the moment done for God is glamorous, exciting, wondrous…..” Catherine Doherty, Grace … Continue reading

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Why Kids Need To Do Chores

Canada’s National Post newspaper ran a front-page article about a Calgary mom who went on strike because she was tired of working all day and cleaning up after her 2 daughters, ages 10 and 12.  Here’s the article.  Click on … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Need To Hold Your Hand”

On Saturday afternoon, #8 and I had an enjoyable mother-daughter excursion to Michael’s Craft Store, followed by dessert at a nearby cafe.  #8 has an artistic nature and wanted to browse through the store that had just opened in our … Continue reading

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A Candid Letter To My Four Oldest Children

Dear 20-something young, adult children (now, that’s an oxymoron!), It has come to my attention that you have once again been critiquing the behaviour of your 3 youngest siblings.  You think I can’t hear you, but I’m mom, remember?  I’m … Continue reading

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