Comedy and Humour

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)
Sarah Simpson column: Talking to the kids about racism

Sarah Simpson column: Talking to the kids about racism

it gave rise to a great discussion in the car on the way to and from the event.

Sarah Simpson column: Talking to the kids about racism
Little Nugget sure likes to camp. (Masika May Photography)

Sarah Simpson Column: We are not getting a hamster (no matter how cute Nugget is)

Together with her daughter, they’ve been carefully crafting and staging photographs featuring Nugget

Little Nugget sure likes to camp. (Masika May Photography)
Sarah Simpson Column: Siblings are the best (and the worst, by default)

Sarah Simpson Column: Siblings are the best (and the worst, by default)

If my brother-in-law wanted a walk, he was going to have to work for it.

Sarah Simpson Column: Siblings are the best (and the worst, by default)
Sarah Simpson column: Bigger isn’t always better

Sarah Simpson column: Bigger isn’t always better

One item there was a two-foot-tall candy cane.

Sarah Simpson column: Bigger isn’t always better
Sarah Simpson Column: What happens when kids make the rules

Sarah Simpson Column: What happens when kids make the rules

Growing up, my family spent many a summer cruising the Gulf and…

Sarah Simpson Column: What happens when kids make the rules
Sarah Simpson Column: On the merits of Donkey Kong

Sarah Simpson Column: On the merits of Donkey Kong

Yep, I wanted my nearly six-year-old, to play video games.

Sarah Simpson Column: On the merits of Donkey Kong
CDH staff arrive to collect their dinner provided by Calen McNeil and the Big Wheel Burger Foundation with a generous donation from Paul Dhaliwal and his siblings in honour of their dad. (Darin Lashman photo)
CDH staff arrive to collect their dinner provided by Calen McNeil and the Big Wheel Burger Foundation with a generous donation from Paul Dhaliwal and his siblings in honour of their dad. (Darin Lashman photo)
Sarah Simpson Column: Flying kites in a windstorm is not productive
Sarah Simpson Column: Flying kites in a windstorm is not productive
Sarah Simpson Column: Working off our daily bread

Sarah Simpson Column: Working off our daily bread

“We could have to be at home long enough that we’ll outgrow our clothes!”

Sarah Simpson Column: Working off our daily bread
Sarah Simpson Column: Wielding a washcloth is a valuable skill

Sarah Simpson Column: Wielding a washcloth is a valuable skill

“Oh my God I’ve become my mother.” That is something every woman…

Sarah Simpson Column: Wielding a washcloth is a valuable skill
Sarah Simpson Column: The seeds of change

Sarah Simpson Column: The seeds of change

Fast forward to the quarantine days.

Sarah Simpson Column: The seeds of change
A screenshot of the fake letter sent out in Nova Scotia on April 1, 2020, which makes false claims about plans for the current school term. (Facebook photo)

Some April Fool’s Day jokes bring much-needed laughter; others tone deaf to COVID-19

Police are warning the public not to use the ongoing pandemic as a punchline

A screenshot of the fake letter sent out in Nova Scotia on April 1, 2020, which makes false claims about plans for the current school term. (Facebook photo)
One bean, two tiny hands. If only I hadn’t eaten that last black jellybean…

Sarah Simpson Column: Jelly beans the key to efficient family hikes

Have you ever hiked with small children? You wouldn’t believe how painful…

One bean, two tiny hands. If only I hadn’t eaten that last black jellybean…
Sarah Simpson column: My clean house is definitely not for the birds

Sarah Simpson column: My clean house is definitely not for the birds

A while back, my husband and I took our kids to one…

Sarah Simpson column: My clean house is definitely not for the birds
Robin King made his 150th donation to Canadian Blood Services at the Duncan clinic on Feb. 18. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: King of the blood donations, Robin makes it to 150

Often, when I think of blood… OK I admit that’s a really…

Robin King made his 150th donation to Canadian Blood Services at the Duncan clinic on Feb. 18. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Uganda or bust: The Williams family, from left, Mark, Seth, Jodie, Sarah and Megan. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson column: Locusts inspiring Duncan family to fundraise

Bottle drive, Tuesday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Island Return-It Centre on Norcross Road

Uganda or bust: The Williams family, from left, Mark, Seth, Jodie, Sarah and Megan. (Submitted)
Sarah Simpson Column: Worries and wishes and a little plastic plaque

Sarah Simpson Column: Worries and wishes and a little plastic plaque

For such little humans, children are sure capable of such big feelings.…

Sarah Simpson Column: Worries and wishes and a little plastic plaque