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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Shining lights make things alright

Not so much now that it’s getting soggy, but in the weeks…

 

Of course I took a photo of Slither after its rescue. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: To warm hearts, all you need is a stamp

I did something the other day that made my heart warm. I…

 

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Sarah Simpson column: The joys of a junk drawer

Everything you don’t need, and a few things you do

 

Planning a birthday party in the middle of a worldwide pandemic must be done with great care and love. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Birthdays in the time of COVID-19

It was a couple of weekends ago, now, that I had the…

Planning a birthday party in the middle of a worldwide pandemic must be done with great care and love. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Sarah Simpson Column: Snakes and Ladders full of ups and downs

Board games produce big feelings in little people

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Sarah Simpson Column: Bugging out teaches Mom a lesson

Sarah Simpson Column: Bugging out teaches Mom a lesson

“A cricket, a cricket!” I said in The Voice.

Sarah Simpson Column: Bugging out teaches Mom a lesson
Sarah Simpson Column: A rainforest full of hideous warthogs

Sarah Simpson Column: A rainforest full of hideous warthogs

In The Twits , it was “you rotten old turnip” and “you old warthog”.

Sarah Simpson Column: A rainforest full of hideous warthogs
The direction sign was clear but my mind was apparently not when we turned right instead of left on the trail. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Mistakes will happen but kindness prevails

You know those jerks who always follow the trail directions wrong? I…

The direction sign was clear but my mind was apparently not when we turned right instead of left on the trail. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
His and hers laptop/tablet computers, complete with keyboards, some type of video messaging system that only works between the two units, and games such as ‘Oxygen Battle’ and ‘Pyramid’. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Creativity, and smoke, yields two new ‘computers’

My son opted to empty the recycling bin of all its boxes and create stuff.

His and hers laptop/tablet computers, complete with keyboards, some type of video messaging system that only works between the two units, and games such as ‘Oxygen Battle’ and ‘Pyramid’. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson column: Scaling a mountain and life lessons

Sarah Simpson column: Scaling a mountain and life lessons

“When was the last time we went up Old Baldy?”

Sarah Simpson column: Scaling a mountain and life lessons
Sending kids back to school is most certainly uncomfortable. (Citizen file)

Sarah Simpson Column: Coronavirus and school feels like a no-win situation

I began writing this column — not this specific one but you…

Sending kids back to school is most certainly uncomfortable. (Citizen file)
Sarah Simpson Column: Screen time offers more than meets the eye

Sarah Simpson Column: Screen time offers more than meets the eye

This column is going to make it seem like all my children do is watch screens

Sarah Simpson Column: Screen time offers more than meets the eye
My son was adamant the top of the pie look like this. It’s not pretty, but I tried. Also, I took the pie out of the oven to send my mom a photo before it was done baking. Surely I can’t be the only daughter to send pictures like this to their mom? (Sarah Sipson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: U-pick a family favourite adventure

The other weekend my son insisted he join me in running out…

My son was adamant the top of the pie look like this. It’s not pretty, but I tried. Also, I took the pie out of the oven to send my mom a photo before it was done baking. Surely I can’t be the only daughter to send pictures like this to their mom? (Sarah Sipson/Citizen)
Lacy the cockatiel went for an adventure recently but is now home safe thanks to social media. (Submitted)
Lacy the cockatiel went for an adventure recently but is now home safe thanks to social media. (Submitted)
The crushed nest on a paper towel shows the momma spider on the bottom left and the eggs on the top right while little babies begin to emerge. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Finding nature at home

It was time to call in reinforcements.

The crushed nest on a paper towel shows the momma spider on the bottom left and the eggs on the top right while little babies begin to emerge. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson Column: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads

Sarah Simpson Column: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads

the street was speckled with little black dots — each representing a Western Toad

Sarah Simpson Column: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads
Milo the bulldog cools down with a treat from the Big Scoop Saturday, July 18. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: New fan beats the heat and catches the children

So, the summer heat seems to have arrived for good. We’ve already…

Milo the bulldog cools down with a treat from the Big Scoop Saturday, July 18. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
You never know what treasures you’ll find while geocaching. One thing’s for sure: Mom and Dad usually acquire both smiles and headaches. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
You never know what treasures you’ll find while geocaching. One thing’s for sure: Mom and Dad usually acquire both smiles and headaches. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings

Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings

“Why don’t we pull out the Roald Dahl collection we got a couple years ago?”

Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings
Stolen stuffies: (from left) My beloved Bear Bear, Puppa the microwavable dog, and Fire Breather (AKA Wind Blower). (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Other people’s stuff is way cooler than yours

I just saw one of the most memorable events of my childhood…

Stolen stuffies: (from left) My beloved Bear Bear, Puppa the microwavable dog, and Fire Breather (AKA Wind Blower). (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)