Author Archives: mcwhclan

About mcwhclan

Mom of two, student, wife, daughter... where does one keep all these hats?


My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the spring.  He was lucky because he caught it fairly early.  Although he had options, he chose surgery over radiation, due to a family history.  In September he had his surgery and … Continue reading

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I’m back…

I pulled my blog down awhile ago. There was a variety of reasons, but the biggest was definitely privacy. Both mine and my family’s. I have written about some pretty personal stuff on here, about myself, my kids and my … Continue reading

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TPM- Grumpy

My mom called me yesterday morning, to see if I was okay.  I had spent part of Saturday with my parents, and I guess that I just wasn’t myself.  And honnestly I haven’t felt like myself lately.  Usually Mondays are … Continue reading

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Certain Peril!

When we last left our family, they were searching in vain for the keys and the mustard…  Saved only by the superhuman skills of the woman they refered to as “mom”.  In this weeks episode, our hero is facing a … Continue reading

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On Time and Distance

I attended Alberta Ballet’s production of “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy” on Friday night.  It is a new ballet set to the music of Sarah McLachlan.  In my late teens I listened to a lot of Sarah.  The album “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy” … Continue reading

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Schmother’s Day

I have a confession to make. I dread Mother’s Day. I have spent the last few Mother’s days with my mom, just the two of us, and that has been great. But the part with my actual kids, kinda stink. … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

I am a step-mother. I hate the term step-mother. Really, how many good step-mothers have you heard about compared to all those “wicked” and “evil” hags that fill stories and movies. For the record, I am actually a damn good … Continue reading

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