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‘I could meet him there.’

I've started going through my drafts and finishing them. You know those moments when there is something on your mind and you want to get it out into the world and then you run out of steam and you don't. Those thoughts tend to get buried beneath the newer ones. But here we are nearing… Continue reading ‘I could meet him there.’

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Happy New Year 2016!

We had an epic dance party, complete with confetti and party hats. After our 'special' dinner we put on all of our favourite, danceable songs. Starting with Shut Up and Dance with Me. The kids were asleep by 8.30. They had a blast but have still been exhausted, both getting over 'Round 2: Coughs for… Continue reading Happy New Year 2016!

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Keep Fighting

   I met a 52 year old woman today. She introduced herself to me after I made sure she had enough space to see the musicians at the Day of the Dead celebrations at Evergreen Brickworks. We had biked there so had the double chariot which is kind of a monster in small spaces. I… Continue reading Keep Fighting

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Graduation

First and last day of school. I love the confidence in the last day photo.   Sebastian graduated from 1st grade on June 25th. He attended a school which integrated therapy with academics that went from JK-G1. Some of you might recall that we kept Sebastian in his inclusive (typical and non-typical) pre-school for an extra year so that he would… Continue reading Graduation

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Not Okay

A friend asked me how I was doing today. Everything's good? Everything's okay? She said. I smiled. Yeah. We are good.  But things are not okay.  It's not okay that the school system is so broken. That it's overcrowded and the programs created to support our kids are spilling over in numbers without the proper… Continue reading Not Okay

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Snapshot: Doors Open 2015

Fire House #217: who doesn't love a chance to 'drive' a fire truck, try on a mask, and slide down the pole?      TRC Yard Greenwood: thanks to the staff that made it possible for us to enjoy the train experience. Once we said the chariot was Seb's wheelchair (since we biked we didn't have… Continue reading Snapshot: Doors Open 2015

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SEPRC. Yeah, you know me. 

 The SEPRC* was on the top floor of one of the congregated (segregated) schools in Toronto. The room opened and there was a wall of windows behind the committee. Very welcoming. There were only 4 sitting at the table and 4 of us walked in so a bit less intimidating than I imagined. And it's… Continue reading SEPRC. Yeah, you know me.