Category Archives: school

Girl Things, Boy Things

“May the fourth be with you!” my son and I solemnly greeted each other this past Sunday, May 4th, and then instantly broke into giggles at the play on pop-culture. Grade one and our six year-old has been bitten by … Continue reading

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My First and Last, My One and Only

“So, which one of you is his birthmother?” a fellow mom asks me outside the elementary school. It’s the second day of kindergarten, and her words snap me out of my reverie. I realize I’m still staring forlornly at the … Continue reading

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Rainbow K

“Guess what?” my brand-new kindergartener announces. “Monsieur L is a MAN!” He’s practically shouting at my back as we pedal home from school together, his black and yellow Trail-A-Bike hitched behind my Norco hybrid. This is where he likes to … Continue reading

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