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February is Family Month

February is Family month and I have been waiting to share these words found on a gift plaque a few years ago.   It is heart-warming and encouraging to meet families who embody and share these values.  Thank you to all who do.   (Author unknown) Family Family means loving unconditionally and without boundaries. It means being … Continue reading “February is Family Month”

Vision for 2021!

  A post from 2016 popped up in my memories Jan 4.  I remember taking this intention to heart and didn’t realize it was so long ago already.  The words that came to me five years ago are credited to Laurel Bleadon-Maffei and were originally posted December 5, 2012, on IlluminatingSouls.com: “One day she decided … Continue reading “Vision for 2021!”

Happy Birthday in Heaven

  My dear little Cara, On the evening before the day of your birth, my thoughts turn back to that magical time of pregnancy.  1974: We attended classes together all fall, you often waking for morning exercise during City Planning, an option of my Social Work program.  As you performed your gymnastic routines, I wondered … Continue reading “Happy Birthday in Heaven”

Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards

  The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards honour extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer achievement contribute to the well-being of their community and fellow community members.  The Awards are presented annually on or around International Volunteer Day, December 5th, with two recipients in  each category of youth, adult, and senior.  In 2020 three Awards were added for … Continue reading “Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards”

(M)othering in Covid Times

One of my writer friends forwarded an invitation a few weeks ago from two women, Anne Sorbie and Heidi Grogan, who edited a (M)othering Anthology to be published in 2022.  In the meantime, they created a Facebook page with the same name and continue to gather new submissions, which will be posted until Christmas.   Their … Continue reading “(M)othering in Covid Times”

Daughters Day 2020

A Brief Edmonton History: “Daughters Day celebrates the lives, contributions, and achievements of all daughters, while seeking to equip people to work for a world and community where every daughter has full opportunity to achieve all she can without discrimination or abuse.”        From the Edmonton 2020 nomination form Daughters Day was a … Continue reading “Daughters Day 2020”