Author Archives: Bearmama

Play Hard for Humboldt

I am a hockey Mom.  And today my heart is breaking for our hockey family touched by tragedy.    I am a hockey Mom to my own boys, yes, but not just to them. I am a hockey Mom to … Continue reading

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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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The Heart of the Matter

It’s too complicated for me to tackle. People are going to have their opinions no matter what happens. It’s too big. My words won’t make a difference. I don’t know what really happened – maybe they are right to be … Continue reading

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Again, But We Can Be Brave

Today, something terrible happened to a man, his family, and our country.  A Canadian Reservist was shot to death at the foot of the National War Memorial on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  It feels like we have seen so much loss lately. … Continue reading

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I am “that” Mom

I have become “that” Mom.  You know, the one who gives her friends with new babies unsolicited advice. EGADS!  I am horrified.  I really am.  I literally cringed as I was washing the supper dishes,   thinking about my recent visit … Continue reading

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