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The Very Weird World of Playground Chats

Going to the playground with my daughter is always fun. She has a great time running around, picking up dirt, sliding down the slide and petting friendly dogs and becoming best friends with kids she’s never met before.   That’s all great, until the parents have to look up from their kids and exchange pleasantries.   It starts with “How old is she?” and continues on with the usual small talk about the weather, where in the neighbourhood you’re from  ...

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The Great Coffee Giveaway

Coffee is amazing, but what’s really great is coffee that supports Fairtrade farming.   Ethical Bean Coffee has just been awarded (and rightly so) Georgia Straight’s ‘Golden Plates 2018’ Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Fairtrade Coffee. Here’s more info.  ...

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Should Mum Always Be Bad Cop?

A theme has developed as part of our ever-changing family dynamic. My wife is the one who administers the medicine while our daughter squirms like an otter. She also seems to be the one blowing baby’s nose, cutting nails, and wrestling to get her curly hair into bunches, which look  ...

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The Secret World of Dad Bloggers

I’ve been a blogger, social media specialist and content creator for years, but I’ve always seen other people in my field as the competition.  That was until I made the shift, and found my niche as a Dad Blogger.  A couple of years ago, I was at a conference that was  ...

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