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Journal Entries, Spilled Ink & Prose

Nine Years

Nine years.   I mark the day every year, just like I mark your birthday every year. The first few years I visited your grave with a bottle of whiskey, but we are far from where you are buried, your grandchildren are still very young, and, well, your memory is not confined to your ashes.… Continue reading Nine Years

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Family Time, Journal Entries, Motherhood

A Beautiful Place to Be

When the weather is nice, and my husband is off work, one of our favorite places to go is the Île-des-Moulins park here in Terrebonne. It's one of these magical places that were, and still are, so central to life in the area, that we can't imagine them ever not being there. Full of local… Continue reading A Beautiful Place to Be

Desserts & Baking, Food

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Buttercream Frosting

My soon-to-be three-year-old has asked me for a “bananas on peanut butter toast cake” for her upcoming birthday, so I am SO glad I found this recipe. It is literally THE Best Thing Ever. Erica from Coffee and Quinoa was NOT exaggerating when she wrote that we would want to bathe in the banana icing.… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Buttercream Frosting

Motherhood, Spilled Ink & Prose

The Mother’s Prayer

Oh give me patience when wee hands Tug at me with their small demands. And give me gentle and smiling eyes. Keep my lips from hasty replies. And let not weariness, confusion, or noise Obscure my vision from life’s fleeting joys. So when, in years to come my house is still- No bitter memories its rooms… Continue reading The Mother’s Prayer