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Gone wild

April 1st, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Personal - (Comments Off on Gone wild)

I just finished reading Wild by Cheryl Stayed. It wasn’t a book I was going to read, despite the hype, until I read Dear Sugar last year, a compilation of advice columns written by Strayed under the pseudonym Sugar. I like her and I was touched by a lot of what she said, so I …
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Bobsled, luge, speed skating…

February 27th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Personal - (Comments Off on Bobsled, luge, speed skating…)

I am a proud Canadian who falls into a lot of the stereotypes we face as a nation. Hockey is certainly one of those. I raced back from school drop off to switch from the radio to TV broadcast of the women’s gold medal game and I woke up early on a Sunday with my …
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Games over

February 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Health | Parenting - (Comments Off on Games over)

The Olympics are over again. The kid was disappointed to hear it as bedtime tonight, but then she realized that meant that Kids CBC will be back tomorrow morning and cheered right up. This was her first real winter Olympics experience, given that she was just a little over a month old when Vancouver hosted. …
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So the Senate, again

February 1st, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Issues - (Comments Off on So the Senate, again)

I was talking about what was happening in the Senate online when someone said something about what I was saying was “rich” coming from the NDP, which I found pretty funny since I’m not at all a spokesperson and, in fact, disagree with the party’s stance on the Senate. I was simply asking a question …
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Family Literacy Day 2014

January 20th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books | Canadiana | Parenting - (Comments Off on Family Literacy Day 2014)

My goal this year is to read 50 books, not just because I miss reading like I used to, not just because of the ever-growing pile of books on my shelves that I want to get through, but also because I want my kid to see me reading. We’ve spent her life reading to her …
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I have clear memories of my mother letting me stay up late one night in 1988. It was the night Elizabeth Manley skated for a medal at the Calgary Olympics and I probably was too excited to sleep anyway. I was hooked on figure skating after that, especially after seeing Kurt Browning skate. To this …
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The greatest game in the land

November 9th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Personal - (Comments Off on The greatest game in the land)

I’ve been watching hockey for a long time now. I’ve been a huge fan, a homer, a sports reporter and my interests have dwindled from watching or listening to or attending EVERY SINGLE GAME to sort of kind of knowing what’s going on, watching parts of games, attending a few a year. During this time …
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Thanksgiving

October 14th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Parenting - (Comments Off on Thanksgiving)

We did our big turkey dinner on Sunday so that Monday was free for us to choose our own adventure. We knew we wanted to go for a bit of a drive to see if we could get the kid to nap (success!) so Joe took it upon himself to pack a picnic and take …
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Not easy being green

September 25th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife | Canadiana - (Comments Off on Not easy being green)

When I got the invitation to join the folks at the Museum of Nature for the launch of the new exhibit on frogs I was very excited because, well, frogs. Frogs are cute, they’re cool, they do many a fascinating thing without being gross.

Books books bookey books books

September 24th, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #ToddlerLife | Canadiana | Parenting - (Comments Off on Books books bookey books books)

The kid is in her third week of school and this week something very, very exciting happened. I mean she’s making friends, and she’s having fun, and she’s willing to go and those are all exciting things. But this week in her pocket with her name, where her art projects and forms and whatever else …
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