Category Archives: up on my soapbox

Choice?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about what it means to be a parent, and a mother. I have read a few blogs and articles here and there about people choosing to be parents, and people not having … Continue reading

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My Apologies…

Two of the most common words to leave my mouth are “I’m sorry.”  I say it a lot.  I believe that there are two kinds of sorry: the apologetic and the empathetic.  The apologetic is for when you feel responsible … Continue reading

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Biting My Lip

I have found myself lately taking lots of deep cleansing breaths.  In with the good, and out with the bad.  And sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t.  I can never keep up with my daughter’s tastes and opinions. Let’s … Continue reading

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Impending DOOOOOOM…

Or maybe just a spring election…  Either way it makes me groan.  I do not fly my political colours proudly like many Albertans.  Largely because there is no one party that I feel entirely comfortable with.  Which I think is … Continue reading

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How I Ruined Feminism

As I was just driving in my car, I heard a report on the radio highlighting International Women’s Day.  They were talking about how here in Canada the enrollment of women in science and engineering courses in university is down … Continue reading

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Pass the memories please.

Our family sits down for meals together every day.  At least supper.  Supper we always eat together.  Breakfast is tricky because we all leave at different times, but I usually eat with my kids, or I am at the table.  … Continue reading

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Enough.

I am enough. It seems like an easy concept.  To accept one’s self the way you are.  How many of us still battle this?  And yet should we?  Why does it take up so much space in our lives? I … Continue reading

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