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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Never try to out Dad Joke a dad

Tired but trying, we gave them their dinner

Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: That bittersweet day your youngest goes off to kindergarten

The following week my child cried like she was punched in the guts

Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson column: It’s not embarassing to be a learner

Stop being so hard on people already, we’re all just doing our best

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The Hand of Man Museum never gets dull. There's always something to look at and always something new to learn. It even has a magic candy machine. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Hand of Man Museum never gets dull. There's always something to look at and always something new to learn. It even has a magic candy machine. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sometimes siblings fight like cats and dogs. Other times they actually help each other in the sweetest ways. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sometimes siblings fight like cats and dogs. Other times they actually help each other in the sweetest ways. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Cornbread made with nixtamilized corn dough. (Mary Lowther photo)

Mary Lowther Column: The wonders of corn nixtamilization

A more varied diet corrected this deficiency but nixtamalization didn’t catch on

  • Aug 28, 2021
Cornbread made with nixtamilized corn dough. (Mary Lowther photo)
Sending kids back to school is most certainly uncomfortable. (Citizen file)

Sarah Simpson Column: Momma’s got the back to school pandemic blues

I took my children back to school shopping with their Grammy

Sending kids back to school is most certainly uncomfortable. (Citizen file)
He did try to pull it out with a tissue, but claims the tooth, hanging on by sheer gravity and saliva, wouldn’t budge. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Taking your time with a loose tooth

My son had a loose tooth for months. Literally months. It was…

He did try to pull it out with a tissue, but claims the tooth, hanging on by sheer gravity and saliva, wouldn’t budge. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Skateboarding, basketball, or something else altogether? As long as she's happy and active, it doesn't matter to me. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson column: Inspiration comes from where you least expect it

Parenting isn’t making every choice for your kids, it’s about guiding them as they make their own

Skateboarding, basketball, or something else altogether? As long as she's happy and active, it doesn't matter to me. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Purple hay bales are the colour of choice for many area farmers. When you see them you know that the farmer has paid extra to support of BC Children’s Hospital. (Sidney Venier photo)

Sarah Simpson column: Cowichan farmers making hay for charity

Have you ever noticed the coloured hay bales?

Purple hay bales are the colour of choice for many area farmers. When you see them you know that the farmer has paid extra to support of BC Children’s Hospital. (Sidney Venier photo)
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Sarah Simpson
My two nieces and my son exploring the Cowichan River at Vimy just before the leech incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
My two nieces and my son exploring the Cowichan River at Vimy just before the leech incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The aftermath of a devastating house fire on Maple Bay Road July 7. (Jakob Buttner-Danyliw photo)

Sarah Simpson Column: Firefighters extinguish blaze, ignite community’s gratitude

The firefighters were working their tails off to save everything else

The aftermath of a devastating house fire on Maple Bay Road July 7. (Jakob Buttner-Danyliw photo)
A wide view of Judy and Wayne Kozler’s spectaular western town fence. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A wide view of Judy and Wayne Kozler’s spectaular western town fence. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Sarah Simpson column: The (no) Skittles hike

“We really had an adventure!”

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Baylee Craig helped an elderly dog return home. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson Column: All’s well that ends well for a pair of miracle pooches

It’s the second time, at least, in the last month, that a dog has come out lucky in the end

Baylee Craig helped an elderly dog return home. (Submitted)
Susan de Bree (poster/literary chair) presents a plaque to Peter Terpstra of Duncan Christian School with an award in recognition of Emily Ann Aylward winning first place at the national level in senior black and white poster contest. (Submitted)

A&E column: Podcast, poster contest winner, art on display

A taste of what’s going on in the Cowichan Valley

Susan de Bree (poster/literary chair) presents a plaque to Peter Terpstra of Duncan Christian School with an award in recognition of Emily Ann Aylward winning first place at the national level in senior black and white poster contest. (Submitted)