Lest We Forget

This was the first year in quite a few that we have not headed out to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square in downtown Vancouver.  I felt a little guilty about that until Aidan stood up and sang Oh Canada while we watched the ceremony at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa.
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Remembrance Day at Elementary School

One thing that always gets me about elementary schools in Canada is their links to the past and especially to Remembrance Day. While I don’t really like the references to war and to the death the wars represent, I think we need to honour our past and what life might have been like without those […] . . . → Read More: Remembrance Day at Elementary School


My boys, Aidan (9) and Quinlan (6) are really close brothers. Sometimes it is just proximity and sharing a room, and other times like tonight it is a shared experience and an enjoyment of each others company. That is not to say that my boys don’t fight. They do, all the time. They know each […] . . . → Read More: Brothers

Legg-Calve-Perthes and a Case of Mother Guilt

Last week when I took Aidan to get a referral for his eye exam in September, I mention to our family doctor that we should start to look into Aidan’s walk and make sure that it wasn’t a hip problem. We (Aidan, Dr. I. and me) talked about the physical changes in Aidan’s walk over […] . . . → Read More: Legg-Calve-Perthes and a Case of Mother Guilt