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A Place to Stand. A Place to Grow.

This is home: This is my landscape. (No, I don’t live in the woods unfortunately. This is actually a five minute drive away). It’s right on the edge of the Carolinian forest zone of Southern Ontario. I’ve gotten to know … Continue reading

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A Story in Pictures

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Our Family Tree (No genealogy. I promise.)

Everyone needs special places. There are places that make you feel at home (like, hopefully, your home). There are places that excite you and places that calm you. There are places that fascinate you and places that bring back fond … Continue reading

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Kate’s Place for Everyone: An Accessible Playground

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’d just as soon spend time at the dentist as at a typical playground. They all look the same. They lack imagination. They’re hot, and uncomfortable. They are, simply put, boring. … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

The annuals are in and the perennials have been springing into full summer glory over the past few weeks. I’m very excited to be out gardening, and watching everything come to life. My mother is an avid gardener, and I … Continue reading

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Embracing Our Inner Squirrels

Deeply rooted in our evolutionary past, the habit of collecting things emerges in the first year, and for many of us, continues throughout our lives. It has taken on a whole new meaning since I had children. The other day, … Continue reading

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Bees, Trees and Skinned Knees: Childhood and Reasonable Risk

  I will be the first to admit that I am an extremely cautious parent.  Anyone who knows me is going to read this post and think I’m a hypocrite. That’s why I need to write it. What are some … Continue reading

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