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FamilyNature

Toronto, Canada
I am a mother of four and a life partner living the family life that comes naturally to me.
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Coming Down from Anaphylaxis by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My allergy boy recovering in the ER on Sunday after anaphylaxis. This week has been a bit of a haze. We’ve been recovering from my allergy boy’s anaphylaxis last S ... Read on »
Allergy Boy 1, Walnuts 0 by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Everything is okay. Now that you know that, I’ll tell you that my 8 year old allergy boy had an anaphylactic reaction on Sunday. It was the worst and scariest allerg ... Read on »
Mean Girls, Cougar-Style by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last year, right around this time of year, there were a few parents at my kids’ school — two of whom were particularly determined about it — who were actively engag ... Read on »
The 5 Languages of Meh by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This was my second of two guest posts at  4 Mothers 1 Blog . When my friend, Carol, first talked to me about guest posting on 4 Mothers, I jumped at the chance. ... Read on »
What the Heart Feels by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When we think about being heart healthy, many of us probably think about our physical heart. Exercising and eating well are simple concepts. It’s not always easy to do, ... Read on »
Food Bans: Still a Bad Idea (Part 2) by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Okay, we all know I hate food bans , right? So what are some good strategies for keeping allergic kids safe, you ask? Read on. First, a disclaimer: it’s not that food ... Read on »
Food Bans: Still a Bad Idea (Part 1) by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   There has been a fair amount of chatter in the media recently about a Hamilton, Ontario family who has filed a human right’s complaint against their daughter’ ... Read on »
Apologies. For Realz. by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Years ago, I worked for a big software company. I was part of a department that provided a service to our office’s 900+ employees. I talked to many, many employees regul ... Read on »
The Zombie by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Day 7 of a blog post every (week)day. Sixth actual post. It’s rather ironic that the theme for NaBloPoMo January 2014 is pressure. And in committing to do this, I have ... Read on »
(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday – Odd Socks by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This post is neither wordless nor is it Wednesday but I had intended on posting it yesterday so I’m still just going to go with it. I spent most of yesterday in ... Read on »
Apples by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last October, our four kids participated in Scout Apple Day. We stood outside a local mall, on a cold, rainy day, and tried to sell apples seek donations for Scouts. Our ... Read on »
Under Pressure by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting “Do you have a tendency to procrastinate, or do you like checking things off your to-do list?” Both. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive. I can ... Read on »
Peeking In by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A couple of months ago, I sat around a table with Kelly Drennan, the founding executive director of Fashion Takes Action (FTA), and several of the members of FTA’s ... Read on »
NaBloPoMo January 2014 by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As part of my commitment to more blogging this year, I’ve been thinking about participating in the January 2014 NaBloPoMo : write a blog post every day for the mont ... Read on »
Resolutions. Got Some? by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As I always do around this time of year, I’ve been thinking about goals. It seemed prudent to go back and look at the more or less resolutions I made a couple of ye ... Read on »
A Whole New World by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As many of you know, . We discovered his dairy and egg allergies when he was about 10 months old, when he was 18 months old he reacted to bananas, and we discovered his tr ... Read on »
This Blog Has Moved! by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hey folks, I’ve moved this blog over to www.familynature.ca. I <3 wordpress.com but I wanted my own url and the greater flexibility that wordpress.org offers. Everything tha ... Read on »
The Numbers by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting For the most-part, I have always loved being tall. I’m just a shade less than 6 feet with an hourglass figure. There’s something striking about tall women, don’t you think? ... Read on »
Garden 2012 — Six Weeks by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It’s six weeks after we planted the garden and it’s coming along nicely. Corn: Tomatoes: Bush Beans: Zucchini: Can you … Read on »
Garden 2012 — One Week Later by FamilyNature Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Here’s the garden one week after planting: Corn: Tomatoes: Beans: Zucchini: Family Life, Gardening Beans, Gardening, Gardening … Read on »