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How Full Is Your Bucket?

posted Saturday, June 8, 2019

by: in Parenting

Hello Ginger Gent fans, long time no post. Grade 2 is rapidly reaching a close and I have to say it has been one heck of an academic year. When The Gent came home after the first day of school, having spent it with his new teacher who is actually a supply that stayed on […]

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Weird Science

posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019

by: in Parenting

So I love to be proven wrong. Well, no I don’t actually, but sometimes I must admit it has come in useful. Grade one for The Gent was a bit of a struggle, what with focusing on all of the issues that were making things difficult academically. Now however with another great teacher and some […]

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Fashioning Families Podcast

posted Friday, January 4, 2019

by: in Parenting

The Ginger Gent and I are here with a big announcement. You all know we have been expanding our family and now we are awaiting the birth of a new media outlet!  I would like you to officially meet Erin, the Gents super Auntie and my longtime friend. We have been co-owning, co-parenting and now […]

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The Ginger Gent Does “Fight Club”

posted Wednesday, October 3, 2018

by: in Parenting

How am I going to do a post on “Fight Club” if the first rule is that we can’t talk about it? So before you call child services let me assure you this post will be totally age appropriate and also, NOT ripe with references to Brad Pitt.  I enrolled The Ginger Gentleman in this […]

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The Ginger Gent is Seeing Double!

posted Friday, September 7, 2018

by: in Parenting

Happy September from the Ginger Gentleman! If you are like us you’ll be wondering where the heck the summer got to this year. It may have felt super short, but in that time our family has been super productive. Besides the fact that The Gent grew two inches, he also processed some challenging new realities. […]

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Food Is Medicine

posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018

by: in Parenting

Well it has happened. After a weekend of health issues stemming from food sensitivities The Gent and I sat down for a bowl of fresh fruit this morning. Sounds nice doesn’t it? It was until I realized something was bothering him. He did not look happy, and when I asked him what was going on, upon […]

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Learning to Fall

posted Tuesday, May 29, 2018

by: in Parenting

It may be comfortable in the middle, but I have repeatedly learned that “life” is at the edge. It’s quite pleasant to coast, but at some point the middle is just not going to get you where you want to go, and it can start to run the gambit of very limiting to downright shitty. […]

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Book Review: “Forward” by Lisa Maas

posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018

by: in Parenting

No two losses are ever the same, just as no two experiences of loss are either. Even so, similar is close enough. As a single mom coming off two weeks of pneumonia for The Ginger Gent (my seven-year-old son) and I, we were behind the eight ball of life and that was before batshit crazy […]

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A Few Good Men #MeToo

posted Tuesday, March 6, 2018

by: in Parenting

It’s instinct to protect yourself. It’s built right into our DNA. Since the first cave man clubbed a sabre-tooth tiger over the head (or vice versa) our bodies have been made to flee or fight. However we have also been programmed through thousands of years with a third option. When you cannot flee or fight […]

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Insectile Spelling

posted Friday, January 19, 2018

by: in Parenting

Spelling homework has presented some challenges. I am a writer but surely not the best speller in the world by FAR. Thanks to Bryen Dunn my long term suffering editor. This occupational hazard has also caused me no end of grief. So when The Ginger Gent brought home a list of words every Monday, bat, […]

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