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Prayers for Yatsen

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Sometimes, someone in our community needs our help. Right now, it’s this beautiful family of three: Yatsen was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. His life will be on hold while he recovers from surgery and deals with chemo and…

Kindness is the only currency we need.

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I am addicted to social media and its power. That power comes in many forms, and I’m mostly addicted to Facebook. In 2015 when I decided to do the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, approximately 80% of the fundraising came…

Why I Love to Hate Instagram

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As we round the corner into another season I am hesitant to put away my white skinnies and favorite rompers. I lovingly wear each of my favorite summer pieces one last time and start to move the merchandise around for…

Kicking September in the Ass

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I hate September. I hate the tinge of cool in the air that reminds us fall is almost here. I hate the change of routine; from the easy, schedule-free, long summer days to the frantic return to morning alarms, carpool,…

Five Sizzling Summer Reads

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Here are some great reads to get you through the last few weeks of summer! The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows Refusing to marry according to her senator father’s wishes before taking a job with the Federal Writer’s…

How I Learned to Hug my Kids

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Recently I was asked by an old friend who I haven’t seen since my wedding, seven years ago, if I hug my children. Most would find this to be a strange question, but to me it was extremely on point…

Nursery Nightmares No More!

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Hey everyone!!!  I know that it has been an insanely long time since I wrote, but I had a baby and life kind of got crazy! I figured that since I had a baby, my first blog after returning should…

The Life Boat by Charlotte Rogan

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What would you do if you were stranded on a boat with 39 fellow passengers from a shipwreck and then convicted of murder after being rescued? Grace Winter is only twenty-two, both newly married and then quickly widowed, when the…

Giving Back: Kerry’s Kitchen

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Six years ago at exactly this time, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It was a few days before Passover and I will never forget that time. Waiting for the biopsy results was the worst week of my life. Not…

How to Follow Your Passion

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Have you ever wanted to quit your day job to follow your passion but were too scared to do so? I started my real estate career 10 years ago, with no network, no experience, no mentor, 2 children under 3…

Matadora by Elizabeth Ruth

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I was hoping that I would enjoy this book—and I did.  It was well written and I liked the topic of a woman trying to find her calling in a sport that is traditionally and primarily dominated by men.  It…

Gloria’s Girls – a story of friendship…

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Gloria’s Girls is celebrating its 10th year of passionate work towards raising funds for Ovarian Cancer Research, heightening public awareness of the subtle signs and symptoms of The silent killer, and providing better care to patients affected by the “disease…

Chicken Enchiladas

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  You can do this. There are so many recipes that look complicated but really are as easy as pie. Actually, pie is quite complicated. This is easy and delicious. This recipe also freezes super well and is an excellent…