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‘I chose my children’s breakfasts purely based on what dishes would fit best into the dishwasher.’ (Bobbi Venier photo)

Sarah Simpson Column: Delayed gratification and the benefits of efficiency

I was driving with just my daughter the other day and we…

 

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Sarah Simpson Column: Fish rescue proves hope prevails against all odds

They’re a species at risk and are only for catch and release in B.C.

 

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Sarah Simpson Column: Confidence: Give kids an inch, they’ll take a mile

My four-year-old daughter is now proud to fix her own Rice Krispies

 

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Sarah Simpson column: The bittersweet reality that is time

And don’t get me started on the time thief that is COVID-19.

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Sarah Simpson Column: Duncan barber a cut above school bullies

My husband texted me from work the other day. “Can you believe…

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Sarah Simpson Column: Duncan barber a cut above school bullies

My husband texted me from work the other day. “Can you believe…

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Sarah Simpson Column: Books open up a world of discovery

We try to eat dinner as a family every night. It happens…

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Sarah Simpson column: Snowballs fights and dead spiders

Even if it doesn’t end up how we hope, it’s the trying that matters most.

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The November wedding of Alida and Josh Beaumont was supposed to be attended by many more family and loved ones. Thanks to pandemic protocol, the pair instead wed in front of eight others, in person, and a live-streaming video camera with the rest of their invited guests watching. The change of plans didn’t put a damper on the ceremony, which was still full of love. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson column: Keep coming back with love

It wasn’t the 50-person wedding they’d wanted, but you know what? It was all they needed.

The November wedding of Alida and Josh Beaumont was supposed to be attended by many more family and loved ones. Thanks to pandemic protocol, the pair instead wed in front of eight others, in person, and a live-streaming video camera with the rest of their invited guests watching. The change of plans didn’t put a damper on the ceremony, which was still full of love. (Submitted)
Head out to Belcarra Road to witness this beautiful Christmas light display. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson column: There’s nothing wrong with making new traditions

Christmas lights still shine bright, despite changes

Head out to Belcarra Road to witness this beautiful Christmas light display. (Submitted)
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Sarah Simpson Column: Tossing traditions and beginning anew

I got a little closer. And then closer still. Nope, not dirt. Mould.

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Sarah Simpson Column: If you don’t have anything nice to say…

Dear Sarah, the letter began. I hope you mail a note from…

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Sarah Simpson Column: Shining lights make things alright

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

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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…

Of course I took a photo of Slither after its rescue. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Sarah Simpson column: The joys of a junk drawer

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

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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