We natter on endlessly about how life is all about the little moments, the small things, those fleeting moments of kindness, but beyond the triteness how many of us pause to put those ideas into action?

I’ve had a helluva a bad month — one I’m not ready to talk about yet — and transient moments of compassion have helped me keep it together when I feel like everything is falling apart.

On a particularly bad day, a nameless someone did a drop and dash at my door:

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I don’t write much about breastfeeding. In fact, a quick search of my blog only uncovered two breastfeeding-specific posts. One was about my older boys’ curiosity about their baby brother, and the other about extended breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is just something I do with my babies. Nothing more, nothing less.

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When we bought our house, 13 years ago, the one thing that bothered me most was the scary 1960′s, water-guzzling, olive green toilet in the bathroom. It was grotesque, it used so much water, and it was so, so ugly. About 3 years ago, we replaced it with a dual flush toilet, hoping to improve our water consumption and enjoying the smaller footprint of the new toilet in our tiny bathroom.

Nobody told me how easily they clogged, especially if you live in a house with older plumbing. Nobody told me how frustrating kids wiping their own butts would become. I had no idea until it was installed and we invested in two plungers, because one style wasn’t always enough to do the job. No cushy Cottonelle allowed in this house!

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I love ginger cookies. Gingersnaps are the perfect accompaniment to a fresh pot of tea. My favourite ginger cookies, however, are the ones that are crispy on the outside and wonderfully chewy in the middle. My kids love these — the tin has been emptying as fast as I fill it! This recipe make approximately 3 dozen cookies.

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