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Author Archives: Amy Boughner

Get your brave on

November 16th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Get your brave on)

I had two conflicting experiences online this past week and I’m trying to wrap my head around them. On the one hand, I was named by several people who I know, like and admire, as one of their list of inspiration women. Five lists of ten I was on. I felt like a fraud. I …
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Old Myths

October 8th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Old Myths)

I found out that it’s likely I’ll be sent to Toronto for work in the near future and I was thinking about that, and my dislike of the city, and that it’s good I’ll have a colleague to help me make sure I don’t get lost. And then I thought to myself – I haven’t …
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Almost 100

July 26th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Almost 100)

One of the last few times we went to visit my Gramps, my kid asked him if he was going to live to be 100. He replied, “I’ll give it a go.” Today would have been his 99th birthday. The year he turned 90, he was still living in Regina and my sister and I …
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A Veranda

July 22nd, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on A Veranda)

When we lost my Dad in 2015, we also lost his house. It was the house my parents bought together as they started their new life, the house I came home to as a newborn. He lived there for 40 years – almost to the day. They moved in on May 1 and he died …
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Step on the stones

June 23rd, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Step on the stones)

Life ebbs and flows and recently it’s done a lot more ebbing and a lot less flowing. I’ve spent the last several months getting more and more frustrated and stressed and it all came crashing down around me. The crash has left me wondering, again, who I am supposed to be. I’ve found her a …
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June 15th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Dad)

Today is Father’s Day, and for my husband it is not only his first without his Dad, but I’m also skipping town for a week with his daughter. But I think a week alone, with no nightly activity schedule will be good for him. When Joe and I met I was determined not to have …
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Gone but not forgotten

June 11th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal - (Comments Off on Gone but not forgotten)

There are days when I just need to sit back and cry and miss the people who are gone. I have recently been struggling with a lot of things that weigh heavily and I have been pushed to make decisions about my life path. There are people I usually would have consulted about things like …
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Two dogs, one heart

May 24th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Two dogs, one heart)

Frank has now been part of our family for almost two months. He seems to be quite comfortable with us and we have all grown quite fond of him. He’s a very good dog. If a bit vocal. He’s had a few trips to the vet now and a good haircut. But the haircut made …
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She ain’t heavy

May 24th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting - (Comments Off on She ain’t heavy)

My daughter is an athlete. When she was a baby we tried a whole bunch of different physical activities in the hopes that a couple might stick and they have. She did gymnastics for years, she loves to swim, she plays soccer every summer. This year she’s doing another Pedalheads bike camp, a musical camp …
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My Wee Baby Girl and Our Gramps

April 29th, 2019 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on My Wee Baby Girl and Our Gramps)

When the Baby Girl was born my Mother and my Gramps were living in Regina and were quite desperate to know what was going on with the baby. I was at home with my phone and computer and this little girl who had enveloped my heart, and so I started sending them pictures every day. …
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