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The Ginger Gent

Mom Says We’re Moving

posted Saturday, July 29, 2017

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I was going to do a post about change being the same as loss, and loss as being like a dust bunny that picks up past loss as it’s rolling around under the couch. Then I thought I need to change the way I talk about change. Fear and excitement are both great motivators. They […]

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White Wash

posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Hmmm. How do I explain white privilege to my ginger and very very white son in a way he can understand? How about why is the “flesh colour” in a crayon box only indicative of one type of flesh? Why might someone in school or at work who is of a different race be asked […]

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Blooming Fantastic

posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Maybe it’s The bizarre weather that has suddenly yielded to sunshine? Maybe it’s the fact that the barometric pressure has stabilized (no more headaches.) Maybe it was our recent trip to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls? Whichever one you pick I have been fantasizing about flowers. For the last five years my son and […]

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The New: Ginger Gent

posted Monday, May 1, 2017

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My son is six. My son is a little less ginger and a bit more auburn. I know how all of that happened, as I was there to watch it, but sometimes you have to change you before the things around you can change as well. When I started writing The Ginger Menace for PinkPlayMags […]

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Batteries Included

posted Sunday, April 2, 2017

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I may have been a tad self serving just now.  However shit does need to get done and sometimes the universe just accommodates you.  I have been meaning to clean out the cupboard under the sink for way longer than I care to admit. I have also been chucking used batteries under there for almost as […]

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Obsolete Stork

posted Monday, February 20, 2017

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“Where did I come from?” I used to think that would be the most complicated question. That was back when I was a grown up. My mind was doing backflips before the first conversation, but I was relieved to find this was an amazing opportunity to communicate. It is an easier concept when it is applied in simple terms, […]

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Over-Stimulation

posted Monday, January 2, 2017

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There are all kind of hangovers, and it’s not just that last glass of Cabernet that did you in. Gratitude and good times are enjoyable, but hosting/attending a party or meal is stressful even if it is a good one. The holidays are intense and emotional, and we all at one point run out of steam. As […]

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Banana-Lanche

posted Friday, November 11, 2016

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They always go bad. By bad I mean bananas. And by bananas I mean the nine of them that have been squatting in my freezer for the last five months. I feel like it’s a very Feng Shui thing to say, but they represented a pile of baking I had not done yet. The tumbling banana-lanche […]

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Gratitude

posted Thursday, October 27, 2016

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“Wait” the Menace waved his hands before our meal commenced. “We have to do gratitude!” We use gratitude as an adjective and I have tried to communicate a lot of fundamental things by incorporating it into our sometimes hellish meals (which now seem to help.) However that day he called me out. I obediently put down […]

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That Parent

posted Friday, September 16, 2016

by: in Parenting

The Ginger Menace certainly lived up to his reputation this summer. Labour Day weekend he was mad at me because I would not let him put Pokemon Go on my phone (cringe). I made a well thought out argument and remained firm.  I thought the conversation was over and I took out the garbage.  When I came back […]

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