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The Thrill Of The (Easter Egg) Hunt!

Posted April 16, 2014 by Sonya

The night before Easter Sunday my little guy has this tradition. He sets his Easter basket next to his bed and makes sure the Lego pieces and toy cars are all put away – you know, so the that Easter Bunny […]

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Family Day

Posted February 14, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Family Day is a provincial holiday occurring on the third Monday in February in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and P.E.I. In Manitoba and P.E.I. it’s called Louis Riel Day and Islander Day, respectively. BC, ever the unique little snowflake, celebrates Family Day on the second Monday of February starting last year, and in Newfoundland, kids get the day off but nobody else. It is roughly the equivalent of President’s Day in the states, and the name has just about the same amount of significance: none. Expect worse transit hours, reduced access to liquor and random restaurant closures. 

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These days are numbered.

Posted February 13, 2014 by marzif

In January, I intercepted two stink bug intruders in our house and I thought this was absurd. As someone who looks forward to winter and the break from vermin that it provides, these two critters were really ruining my seasonal … Continue reading

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Pencil full of lead.

Posted October 5, 2013 by marzif

It appears I decided to take the summer and now September off from blogging. In early July I packed up the kiddos and we jetted across the Atlantic to enjoy seven weeks in the great white north. And what seven … Continue reading

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Firecracker.

Posted May 24, 2013 by marzif

I began this post with freshly manicured nails as I sat facing backwards in a speedy train that was whisking us back to Milan. We decided to use up a  four-day long weekend and get some rest and relaxation in … Continue reading

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Designs on you.

Posted April 3, 2013 by marzif

When we first moved here in January of 2010, I was engulfed with the desire to sample all that Milan had to offer. I wanted to get all the touristy things checked off my list so that I could say … Continue reading

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From Finner.

Posted January 28, 2013 by marzif

Clearly I have lied about trying to post an entry every week. If I get an entry twice a month, I will consider that a success. How do you ‘mommy bloggers’ out there do it?! You post about all the … Continue reading

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One Head Light.

Posted December 29, 2012 by marzif

I love that my Christmas tree has clumps of decorations at the kids’ height. Candy canes, snow men, and a random airplane decoration all sit in their ‘perfect’ spots. As I glimpse at my tree now, I realize the Albino … Continue reading

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