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Little Mantras

What would I do if I weren't afraid?

Welcome to my blog. A celebration of local bounty and sweet living in my town of Richmond Hill within its delightfully diverse and vibrant landscape.

Surrounded with the people I love in a place filled with charm and contemporary flair, I find inspiration, sanctuary, and a reason to stay challenged and happy.

Keep Going to the Next Level

In a couple of days Lauren will resume her swimming lessons and move on to the next level. Yes, indeed, the day I received her progress report last December 5 made me very proud. She even got a free pass at the Wave Pool. In preschool A they taught toddlers confidence in the water and...

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The Love in Swimming

Lauren’s eyes were beaming with delight as she look forward to swim school today. She can’t stop chatting while I dress her up talking about last week’s observations and small talks about her classmates. Its beautiful that she enjoys being in class. Excited as ever, Lauren went ahead into the toddler pool as her teacher...

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Mill Pond Park

Mill Pond Park is a slice of heaven here in Richmond Hill.  I would bring my kids here during the weekdays and spend a sunny morning bird watching/feeding, trekking for a bit of nature exploration, picnics, and playdates.  Basking in the warm sun overlooking the pond is a soothing retreat from the doldrum and stress...

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Boarding the Competitive Badminton Train

The heart of the lion and the quick wit of the monkey, my little Jodi sure has something going on.  It’s the fourth week of her pre-team training and she has demonstrated and expressed her fierce competitiveness yet the light-heartedness to enjoy the sport.  She loves badminton and that growing passion makes her even more...

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Headwaters Community Park

Here’s a wonderful park in Richmond Hill that provides a wonderful landscape for a truly engaging and relaxing experience.  The playground and outdoor sports grounds are well spaced and designed.  The walk trail path is long and filled with rich foliage and waterways.  And the headwaters is a site to see with viewing decks for...

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