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False starts

June 19th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Parenting - (Comments Off on False starts)

I am attempting morning pages – three pages of stream of consciousness writing soon after you wake up – to try and push myself forward a bit. I have been rather stuck. Stuck or falling further behind where I want to be. Losing myself. Part of that is the move, but part of it is …
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Child of summer

June 5th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Child of summer)

On Saturday there was much activity at our house. We had a community garage sale, and then cleaning and showings because we’re on the market (which sucks). In the morning my daughter got up, got dressed and helped her Daddy set up for our own sale. By mid-morning her friends were up and out and …
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Love of self

February 16th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting - (Comments Off on Love of self)

I left the house early this morning, which is rare since I work from home. I had a meeting downtown and my husband was staying home with the kid for her PD Day off from school. I got up, got dressed, and went in to say goodbye to her. I won’t see her until late …
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Marching on

January 24th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Issues | Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Marching on)

I took the kid up to the Hill on Saturday to experience the Women’s March. I had wanted to go last year but I was sick or something and didn’t make it. I knew it wouldn’t be exactly the same this year, not being the first of the movement, but I also knew I wanted …
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Away we go

January 18th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Away we go)

Some of the things I most vividly remember from my childhood are the trips. I remember driving across the country to visit PEI – five of us and my grandmother falling asleep on me in the backseat. I remember my mom taking my sister and me to Toronto. I remember two cottages that my grandparents …
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Great Eight

January 12th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Great Eight)

A friend of mine is currently on maternity leave and posts a lot of pictures on Instagram of her adventures. It makes me think of my year on leave with my brand new baby. It was a wonderful year, though at the end of it I was very much ready to go back to work. …
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Our tree, a tour

December 25th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Our tree, a tour)

My friend Lynn (did you know she wrote a book?) posted a little tour of her family Christmas tree and I thought it was a lovely idea. Our tree, whose name, apparently, is Bob, according to the kid, is pretty awesome. When I was a kid, my mother would get us each a new ornament …
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Eight is enough

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Eight is enough)

This morning I took a good look at my kid this morning. She’s doing that growing up thing. Her friends are too. It’s astounding to me that this tiny baby became this full human person in such a short period of time. She was brand new to our lives but then it was as though …
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Dear Evan Hansen,

November 17th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal - (Comments Off on Dear Evan Hansen,)

Basically I saw the show on Tuesday night and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. And my complete certainty that I will never see anything like it again. Now that I’m home I’m almost in disbelief that I even got to see the show. I have wanted to since the first time I heard …
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November 5th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Learning | Parenting - (Comments Off on Joiner)

I have joined the parent council at my kid’s school. This is not something I ever expected myself to do, but then she went to a coop preschool and I got the taste for knowing her teachers and what was going on in her day to day life. When she started kindergarten we just put …
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