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Soil for the Soul

Now that the spring weather is in full bloom here on the west coast it is time to get pots and flower beds ready and simply enjoy being outside taking in the beauty around us. This weekend I had a long “to do” list sitting on my counter and my house was anything less than […]

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Snuggle Up to Reading Over Christmas,

Did you know there are 36 days until Christmas? Now check your pulse. Did that realization make your heart race, fill you with panic or did it bring a smile to your face with anticipation? We all face the lead up to Christmas with a different attitude. And sometimes different years bring added stress or […]

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Bug Off! Picture Book Review

This past year I had the privilege to connect with authors around the globe by writing for a storytelling app called Bedtime Stories-read and tell. One of the authors was Shawnie Clark (@Shawnie_Clark on Twitter). Shawnie Clark’s most recent picture book, Bug Off was released this past week through Maclaren-Cochrane Publishing where the publishers also […]

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Some Bunny Is Sick

What was supposed to be the beginning of a wonderful weekend, ended up with a plot twist part way through. In the middle of the night my husband woke me with a start. He yelled for me saying something was wrong with him. My husband rarely gets ill. He looked absolutely ashen, I had never […]

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Connecting with Our Canada 🇨🇦

When I’m not an author, I’m an actor. My family would easily attest to that and my friends know I follow Shakespeare’s “all the world’s a stage” philosophy. I can bring the drama. (No comments needed.) My husband often says I don’t even need to speak a word as my emotions are in my facial […]

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Christmas Countdown

-written by Nikki Bergstresser (December 2017) Christmas Countdown Five nights before Christmas, there’s much left to do Shopping, baking and decorating too. Some are all ready, their houses pristine. I’m waiting for elves that might help me to clean. Just trying to get in the ‘Christmasy’ mood And keeping at bay any Grinch attitude. For, […]

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Avoiding Christmas Chaos

Being purposeful and proactive to make Christmas more peaceful in your household.

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At First Glance

Yesterday I took my daughters to the art gallery for a field trip on Canadian contemporary art. Now I have always enjoyed viewing art that included landscapes, like Monet paintings. Abstract Expressionism and Conceptualism in art has never been something I was drawn to. We walked into the first gallery. I looked around. There were […]

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It’s a Small World

When going on vacation, one of the things I look forward to is connecting with other people. Hearing their story. It is amazing when you show someone you are interested and invested in the conversation, how much she or he will open up and share life experiences, the joys and the hardships. After all, we […]

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