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Cheers to Neighbours

Cheers to Neighbours

Neighbours. They really make or break where you live. Whenever someone mentions a bad neighbour, I immediately become a one-upper and tell them about the time I lived across from the same murderer twice. He was an attempted murderer, but when you shoot someone in the...
He Doesn’t Look at Me Like That Anymore

He Doesn’t Look at Me Like That Anymore

One of my favourite photos from my relationship is one of just Dana (my husband) at our wedding, thirteen years ago, standing at the front of the church. I’m not in the photo, but looking at his face, there is no doubt he’s looking at me. I’d know that look anywhere:...
Homeschooling: The Job I Never Wanted

Homeschooling: The Job I Never Wanted

“I’ve been homeschooling my kids,” my former roommate (now Bay Street lawyer friend) says to me. “I didn’t miss my calling.” Preach. Teaching is not for everyone. There’s a reason why many of us never considered education as an option despite the favourable hours and...
What To Do in Saint John, NB

What To Do in Saint John, NB

“The John” is such an unfortunate nickname for my hometown of Saint John, NB.  Leave it to us “Johners” to come up with a name that’s not at all representative of the flourishing and beautiful city that it is! As a Saint John native, I had a wonderful childhood...
The Tale of a Recovering Shy Kid

The Tale of a Recovering Shy Kid

Note: StageCoach has offered Amelia a scholarship for social media coverage, but as always, the opinions are my own. “Would you like something to drink?” our server asked Amelia at a restaurant this summer. She turned to me and said “Chocolate milk” in a...
Life Lessons from Hurricane Dorian

Life Lessons from Hurricane Dorian

I didn’t live in Halifax during Hurricane Juan. I lived in the Maritimes and heard all about it, but I didn’t witness it first-hand. When Hurricane Dorian was announced, it barely hit my radar – at first. By good fortune, my next-door neighbour is aware of my...