Due date, schmue date

**Disclaimer: The due dates referred to within this blog post are pregnancy due dates, not school assignment due dates.  As a teacher and a hyper-organized person, I take school due dates very seriously and encourage all students and their parents to do the same! 'Due date, schmue date' should not be a  phrase heard coming from the mouth …

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Does Your Child Have Special Needs?

Still. No. Baby. Today is the wee one's official due date.  Since getting up this morning, I have scrubbed and polished the kitchen (what is it about a clean sink and clear countertop that give me so much peace??), laundered our bedding, shaved my legs (with GREAT difficulty), done my hair and make-up, stocked the …

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DIY: Pregnancy Silhouette Photos

My husband and I never got on the maternity photo shoot bandwagon.  There is a cheese factor to (many of) them that just doesn't appeal to me.  I would post some examples but I don't want to offend anyone - to each their own and lots of people like photos of large, naked, pregnant bellies. …

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Demise of a Productivity Junkie?

There's a Yiddish proverb that goes something like "We plan, God laughs".  Woody Allen tweaked it to be "If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans." I'm more interested in making my friends laugh, (although I'm sure God could use a good giggle what with all the nonsense humans are up …

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Nomad, No More

I have always considered myself a nomad.  Never quite settled anywhere, always searching for the next adventure, the next learning experience, moving from place to place.  Ultimately, I think I have just been looking for the place where I fit. One of my favourite quotes comes from J.R.R. Tolkien's poem "All that is gold does …

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