September 2012

Wordless Wednesday – Lucas’s first day of school

12 September 2012 Lucas

I thought I’d have more to say, but I don’t eve know where to start. After four and a half years of sharing my Wednesdays with Lucas, I’ve just come home to an empty house after dropping him off at his first day of school. I miss him. Is it 11:30 yet?

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How to take beautiful sunrise (or sunset) photos

11 September 2012 The Family Photographer

I love September for many reasons (and dislike it for a few more!) but one of the best things about September are the morning drives to work. The sun is rising just as I leave the house, and the cool overnight temperatures often lead to misty or foggy mornings. Fog + colourful sunrise = irresistible! […]

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Three boys on three bikes

10 September 2012 Ah, me boys

For a while, it felt like our dirty little secret. Somehow, we’d managed to avoid getting my middlest son up on two wheels even though he’s now in the third grade, and I took it as an entirely personal parenting failure. It wasn’t for lack of trying. We’d been encouraging him to get up on […]

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This week in pictures: Back to school and other family fun

8 September 2012 Photo of the Day

And suddenly it was September. Even though summer is still with us for another couple of weeks, it’s hard not to see the beginning of September as the end of summer. We had a pretty good time celebrating the end of summer this week! Don’t believe summer is over yet? Try telling Mother Nature! (I […]

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Don’t blink or you’ll miss it – Manotick’s disappearing houses

7 September 2012 Postcards from Manotick

On Labour Day, I hopped on my bike for one of my favourite rides – across the island to the Long Island lock station. It’s a peaceful ride on rather crumbly but unbusy streets, past David Bartlett park, and down a dirt road that leads to the very northern tip of Long Island. The first […]

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Meanwhile on the Fisher-Price blog…

6 September 2012 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

… I’m blogging about kids and the value of play. Come on over!

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5 September 2012 Infertility

Almost three years ago to the day, I wrote a blog post about the province of Ontario announcement that it would be funding in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. I wrote: “yippee!” Okay, so I wrote a lot more than that, and I’ll re-hash a lot of that in the next little while, because I’ve happily […]

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This week in pictures: Celebrating the last week of summer

3 September 2012 Photo of the Day

Wait, what? It’s September already? How the heck did that happen? This past week was a bit of a disappointment in some ways. I’d booked the week off ages ago, way back in the spring, knowing we had no child care and that Beloved would be back at work. I figured the boys and I […]

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