dog socialization

TO LEASH OR NOT TO LEASH…. THAT IS THE QUESTION It is raining and cloudy – a typical Vancouver morning in the fall. I am happy as I am about to take my dog out and these kinds of mornings are often quiet. My time with my dog is my ‘zen’ time; I love to […]

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So you want to get a dog

What woman in her 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s doesn’t want to get a dog? Okay, lots don’t, but there are a lot who do. Here are my tips if you’re thinking of getting yourself a dog or puppy. There is so much to getting a dog, I could write a book on it. (And […]

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CHILDCARE

I can’t say it enough: we need affordable childcare for families in the lower mainland! (well, everywhere it is needed, but given I live in the lower mainland, this is where I am concentrating my efforts). I often joke with my younger colleagues at work about how I have ‘PTSD’ just thinking about the days […]

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parenting teens is the best

I know that many won’t agree with that title. I hear many older-age parents talk about missing the days their children were younger, and they did arts and crafts or played scrabble with their kids. Sure, once in a while I miss those times, but it’s intense too. I don’t miss driving through traffic to […]

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THE BEST ETHICAL LIVING STORE!

First, whenever I go to buy something I look to see where things have been made. I always figure the ‘best’ way to live ethically is to buy ‘made in Canada’. (Has anyone watched ‘American Factory’ on Netflix? Yikes- people in China working incredibly long hours!). Next, PLASTIC. UGH- so much plastic out there. I […]

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DOGS

I LOVE dogs. Many years ago, in my 20s, I adopted a husky/shepherd from my local animal shelter. I just had a break up, and woke up one morning and decided I was either going to scratch the money together and talk my friends into going to Las Vegas with me (I was a student […]

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Welcome to your 50s!

Whether you’re a mom or mom to be, if you have teens or tweens or babies…or maybe pets are your ‘thing’, I hope you will enjoy my blog! If you are trying to live ethically, I have product suggestions, or at least rants about how much plastic there is out there!! Welcome and enjoy.

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