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Who’s your Mama?

Green Eggs and Ham. Scuffy the Tugboat. Those are the books I grew up with.But there’s a book my mother used to read to my kids. P.D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother? published in 1960.

Time to kick lazy daughter to the curb

Our 21-year-old daughter came home from college and moved back into her old bedroom.

Daughter snubs mother and stepfather

My married daughter has decided to estrange herself from her stepfather and me.

I can’t escape my hyper-critical mother

My mother has always been a strong presence in my life. Growing up, I couldn’t do anything right.

Some thoughts on motherhood

With Mother’s Day fast approaching I have been giving the whole motherhood thing some thought.

Spin fishing getting good results this spring

How times do change! In the early 1960s, if you were seen fly fishing anywhere in Alberta, spin fishers would stop and ask: “Is that fly casting you’re doing there?” Recently readers have been asking me to account for admitting in recent columns that I have “regressed,” or “backslid” into spin fishing.

A bold, brave story about seeking help for an autistic boy

This is a true story of a small boy named Rowan, the fulfillment of his parents dreams and plans.

Things to keep in mind since spring is late this year

Spring is late. There is still snow on the ground in shady protective areas.
Society is becoming all thumbs

Society is becoming all thumbs

Way back when, before such modern inventions as cellphones, DVDs and Britney Spears — long before teenagers learned to write with their thumbs, back when “digital” had something to do with a prostate exam, the word “texting”,

Bouncing back after adversity is a skill you can build

Everyone has experienced life’s ups and downs. Things don’t always go their way or as planned. Have you ever wondered why some people have trouble moving forward after experiencing a difficult situation while other people are able to overcome their troubles and carry on?