Happy Anniversary To Us

One Year “An anniversary is where you look back at having either fulfilled Cinderella or Lord of the Flies.” ? Fernando A. Torres Looking back, this one year anniversary of ours is not a fulfillment of either but it most certainly is a celebration of keeping a promise made.  Blogging on and off for over 10 years up to 2015, there was never a definitive focus for any of the blogs that I have created and managed. They were all literally online journals. They were ‘places’ where the outpourings of


Weaning Is Not Just For Babies

Another Beginning Yesterday was my birthday and most of it was spent with an almost 20 month old toddler, however, that is not the reason weaning was on my mind.  On the eve of my 50th birthday in 2015, this subject was uppermost in my thoughts – how the weaning process is relevant to your and my life. So, instead of a Tuesday Thought© – a short video normally shared on the second day of the week, I thought to republish the following a day after my 51st birthday –


Happy Birthday To Me!

Happy Birthday! My birthday is fast approaching. On February 15 I will celebrate my 51st year on this journey and what a half decade plus it has been! I’ve found the perfect event venue to host the celebration too! Last year at this time, my daughter, granddaughter and I made our way to the land of my birth, Jamaica, to celebrate my half century and what a blast and joy it was. My birthday this year will be less eventful but no less memorable as I am finding that as

The Sweetness of Canada Day

Canada Day Unexpected Arrival One year ago, on  this day, my granddaughter arrived prematurely. According to the lead obstetrician-surgeon who visited with us later that day, had my daughter not come into the hospital when she did, it would have been a different kind of Canada Day for us. Thankfully we had the good sense to go to the Emergency Room at the Royal Alexandra Hospital here in Edmonton, Alberta when we did. Abigail, my daughter, would not have been the first in our family to have lost a child