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Morning Practice

4:30AM.  I swing my almost-45-year-old legs over the side of the bed.  Coffee.  It’s the only thought in my head. Grind the beans.  Add water.  Press the “on” button. I pull on my jeans, that are laying on the floor … Continue reading

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Just say thank-you

It’s real. A good coach can make a positive, indelible impact on a child’s life. And it may have NOTHING to do with the sport.

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In the Blink of an Eye

Here we go!  One more day until the kids are FINALLY back in school and I should be ecstatic.  I had plans this week to spend the whole glorious three days of Labour Day long-weekend getting the house and fam … Continue reading

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So Much More Than The Badge

Salty tears are drying on my cheeks as I write another post inspired by yet another tragedy. For months now, I have been trying so hard to not react to the news of officer deaths across both Canada and the … Continue reading

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A Little Lesson on Overcoming – For the Parent of a Teased or Bullied Child

Originally posted on Silly Souls:
Just this morning, my eldest son, who is almost ten, left for school a little early, excited, as usual, to get there. I watched him walk out our back gate in his cool “skinny” jeans…

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Top 5 Summer Reads for Young Boys, and some extras…

My “almost-ten-year-old” and I have been planning a summer reading list for our Epic, Big, Long, Summer, Road-Trip.  He and I are book lovers, and lately I have been having a blast reading and re-reading books from my youth, as … Continue reading

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Soften Often

Originally posted on Silly Souls:
I was out watering in our front yard the other day, when a mini van full of little ones went by, with a lovely Mama in the chauffeur’s seat. What caught my eye with this particular…

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