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  • To work or not to work?

    Posted on October 12, 2017

    In the days leading up to my return to work, I had a friend make a joke that really resonated with me.  We were messaging back and forth about how I would make it through my first day and how my family would adjust to the change and then she wrote: “When was it that women fought for the right to work?” I laughed but the thought has really stuck

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  • Fast forward six weeks: life update!

    Posted on September 27, 2017

    hold.  the.  phone.  Has it really been over a month since I’ve last written?  I’ll admit I had to go back to the blog to see what my last entry was but it immediately felt like it was just last week that I was sitting on the back deck writing about our trip to the East coast.  In what feels like a blink of an eye, six weeks have gone

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  • Meet the [blogger]: The Yellow Canoe

    Posted on August 2, 2017

    I don’t know about you, but I always wanted to be the kind of parent who’s stories were often met with a, “that’s crazy”or a stunned silence. Before having children, my husband and I were both avid travellers, and active in our recreational time. He grew up practicing kickboxing, I played rugby. He did a biking tour of Europe solo and I rode on my University Equestrian team. We both

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  • Meet the [blogger] launch + zucchini pancakes!

    Posted on July 27, 2017

    We are home…for one week! Last week, we split our time away between our favourite cottage at Pigeon Lake Resort and with of our favourite families in my childhood hometown, Whitby.  We got home Sunday afternoon in time for me to race over to my baseball game and for Super Dad to go skydiving with friends.  Never a dull moment for an O’Rourke! The madness continues as we spend this week

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  • 28 things I learned while writing 28 posts in 28 days

    Posted on February 28, 2017

    On February 1, I wrote my first ever blog post and set out to write a daily post for the remainder of the month.  I am proud to have accomplished that goal and to be writing this, my 28th blog post on February 28.  As a first time writer, the learning curve was steep and I know that I still have so much more to gain than to share.  Nevertheless, for

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