Category Archives: Clara Cadoodle

Thoughts on Christmas traditions

Two weeks before Christmas and, although today was a beautiful 5 deg C sunny day, the signs are unmistakable.  Tomorrow we are promised wintery weather: some snow, plus ice pellets and freezing rain (ugh).  The mall parking lots are full, … Continue reading

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Watching dads and kids

This past Saturday’s Globe and Mail featured an extremely lengthy article by Ian Brown in which he waxed eloquently on the joy of ogling – and following – scantily clothed women in public.  I won’t spend any time here discussing … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day storms and sleepovers

Although our annual St. Patrick’s Day came as scheduled (well, a few days early), it has left a beautiful show – and the sidewalks and trails are nice and bare, thanks to good plowing and a nice strong almost-spring sun.

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Still loving winter, but every once in a while …

In our neck of the woods, this is March Break Week for schools and universities.  This is the time when all those families that don’t go to Disney World hope that good winter conditions prevail, with snow for the kids … Continue reading

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Slow but steady wins the race

Often, as I run these days, when I’m not concentrating on my Chi body position I spend time working through ideas for writing or sometimes ideas for quilts.  We are currently redecorating our bedroom, which now features a bright red wall.  … Continue reading

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More child’s play

The important work of child’s play can take different twists and turns depending on each child’s inclinations and interests.  My own experience at parenting involved an all-male world.  We did have dolls at our house and they were part of play … Continue reading

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Is running just child’s play?

In trying to find common ground between my two blogging themes of running and writing for children, I spent some time (while running) thinking about what similarities there might be between running for adults and playing for young children. I … Continue reading

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