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Changes at Suburban Tourist blog

A Few Changes At Suburban Tourist

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra Ever since becoming a parent in February 2016, life has changed. I would have to disagree with Mr. Chopra – for first time parents, after giving birth, the great change is proceeded by chaos. And so, as a new(ish) mom, still adjusting to the chaos of a quickly growing little guy, ...

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How to Reduce Stress During Morning Commutes

At least once a year, there is a new report that speaks to the growing congestion of roads in North America.  Not everybody can take public transit to work. Although my current commute has me taking city streets for about 20 minutes, my previous job had me commuting for about 40 minutes on the highway. A public transportation commute would ...

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Reasons to visit a farm - horses

Five Reasons Why You Should Spend a Day on a Farm

I’m up close and personal with Leroy the llama. To clarify – as close as he will allow me. Leroy doesn’t like to be touched, so all I can do is hold out my hand to let him sniff it and snort a bit of his snot all over it. His soft gaze is entrancing. He’s handsome, with his big ...

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Influential songs of my youth

Influential songs of my youth

I turned on the old clock radio, with its big numbers clicking over the time. The song on the radio had a driving beat, a synthesized melody and a woman with an amazing voice singing. “Sweet dreams are made of this, who am I to disagree…” Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics had me entranced at age nine with this song. ...

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Tips for a romatic picnic

Dining al fresco: tips for a romantic picnic

When my husband Frank was wooing me in our early days of dating, we often visited Conservation areas or parks where we could enjoy a picnic. He would come up with delicious sandwiches and simple salads to boost up my energy after a good walk. Food always seems to taste better outdoors, not to mention it can be much less ...

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protecting your dog from ticks

Protecting your dog from ticks and Lyme Disease

About two years ago, I learned and wrote about how enjoying the outdoors has its risks when it comes to ticks. While the stories about Lyme disease, spread by tick bites, have recently focused on human cases in Canada, we often don’t think about our pets. Protecting your dog from ticks and Lyme Disease is something that we also need ...

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