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Body mod, of a temporary nature

Posted August 29, 2014 by andrea tomkins

When I was a teenager I wanted a tattoo of an ankh. It looks like a cross but it’s looped at the top, a symbol used in ancient Egypt to mean eternal life. (Here’s the Wikipedia entry about it if you’re not sure what I mean.) At one point I even tossed around the idea of having it branded into […]

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Education

Helping Your Kids Safely Commute To School Alone

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Alicia Kolenda There has been a lot of controversy about when kids should start commuting alone, and whether or not it’s safe to take public transit in the city. Most teachers recommend you allow your child to get […]

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Diabetes

Call For Abstracts: Canadian Obesity Summit, Toronto, April 28-May 2, 2015

Posted August 28, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Building on the resounding success of Kananaskis, Montreal and Vancouver, the biennial Canadian Obesity Summit is now setting its sights on Toronto. If you have a professional interest in obesity, it’s your #1 destination for learning, sharing and networking with experts from across Canada around the world. In 2015, the Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO) and the […]

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Family

A peek inside a Thousand Islands boat cruise, plus a visit to Boldt Castle

Posted August 25, 2014 by andrea tomkins

I like the idea of ending summer on a high note, with an extra special day trip or family activity. At the very least the kids will go back to school with something good to write for their “what I did this summer” essays. :) This past weekend Mark’s parents took the four of us […]

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Trip to Prince Edward County: Part II

Posted August 23, 2014 by Jennifer A. Jilks

Our Isabelle is creative!
Carrot with dip and peas.
Sort of ants-on-a-log!

This is where the kids were renting for a week.

It’s called Mill House.
It is a beautiful spot, bought for the land and the 150-year-old home renovated to be a rental. There is a lovely renovated barn, suitable for weddings (here is one bride & groom’s photos!), barn dances, and big parties.

Someone popped out from

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For hire: professional chauffeur

Posted July 21, 2014 by Amy

For hire: Professional chauffeur (uniform will consist of shorts, black tank and flip-flops) Rate: Free, but accepts hand-drawn pictures with inventive spelling captions and rainbow loom bracelets Vehicle: Slightly dented, scratched-up SUV (bonus ground-up organic Cheerios on floor) If interested, please contact Snarky Mommy. But you’ll have to call her cell phone, because she can’t [...]

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