Elton John Good-bye Yellow Brick Road Tour Edmonton AB Sept 28 2019
My Grief Journey

My Gift Is My Song, And This One’s For You

Little did I know that Elton John’s “Your Song” would prove to be one of the biggest gifts I would ever receive. It became a thread that forever ties my heart to my oldest son, Jacob. Elton John’s music wove its magic into Jacob’s earliest beginnings. When I was pregnant with Jacob, I was obsessed […]

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Jacob's Peanut Butter Cookies
My Grief Journey

Jacob’s Super-Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Thank you Kraft Canada for supplying the base recipe for these cookies! Jacob and I had lots of fun experimenting and adding our own twist.  Below is what we decided was the best recipe. Prep time: 10 min Total time: 30 min Makes 24 servings, Recipe by: Kraft, modified by Jacob Kotler What You Need 1 cup Kraft […]

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TY Slapshot Penguin
My Grief Journey | Penguin Tales

A Legacy Found in a Toy Box

I found this little guy living in the toy box at my chiropractor’s office. Most people won’t know the significance of this little penguin. But I do. And so does Dr. Ron and Ursula at McKenzie Wellness Centre. When I handed out penguins 10 years ago, I had no idea that they would still be […]

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Going It Alone
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Going It Alone

Two things struck me today… Other people go through the same things I go through. When I write about grief or my story, I cry and it hurts to go there. I worry that my mental health will suffer if I go there, so I’m torn between sharing and caring. Except not sharing isn’t really […]

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I Want a New Story
My Grief Journey

I Want a New Story

Today I find myself wanting a new story. I want to step outside of my life and shed the skin that I’ve identified with for the past eight years: grieving mother. I want to fly away from it and not look back. I am grateful for it and it’s made me into the person I […]

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Meet my friend, Grief
My Grief Journey

Meet my Friend, Grief

Not too attractive, is he? He doesn’t say much, but boy do you feel his presence. He’s kinda gloomy to have around and he can be a real spoil sport at parties or other joyous occasions. The best is when he decides to come on strong for no apparent reason… but then that’s usually when […]

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