From Ottawa, Canada

Joined 13th July 2007

Number of children:
Age of children:
23, 19, 15
Relationship status:
Parenting advice I follow:
You're not raising children, you're raising future adults.
Parenting advice I ignore:
There's not one piece of advice, but a mindset I reject: the attitude that children are fragile creatures who can be destroyed by a single parental error. It just ain't so.
Favorite activity with my kids:
With my eldest: talking. She lives on her own. We email and phone regularly. With my son: DDR.* With my youngest: talking, walking, sharing books, cooking vegetarian; she also likes doing girly things - manicures, facials. *DanceDance Revolution: you follow the directions on a dancevideo, on sensor pads on the floor. A lot of fun, and a TERRIFIC workout! And he's way, way, waaaay better than me...

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4 comments so far...

  • Hi, how are you?

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Bridget on 11th April 2012

    I read your profile today and it was so good to me.u know that i am interested to be a friend first.i also believe that coming to you will be a probability of meeting that very love that has been lacking in my entire life. please i will like you to contact me direct to my e-mail address, ( i dont know the posebility of remaing in forum for long time,i will give you a full introduction of my self with my pictures ok. i will be waiting for your mail to my e-mail adsdress( as you know
    there is no age,race,colour n religion bar when it comes to true love,
    cares Grace.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 7th November 2011

  • Hi Mary, I just now read your question re: sleep from oh...a month ago! I didn't realize the comment section at the end of our personal pages. I also suffer from insomnia and it isn't fun. Stress management is important so having a routine of something you do at night prior to bedtime is good. Something that helps you to get your mind clear. You can also try stretching and/or drinking some chammomile tea.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Meri Raffetto RD, LDN on 6th November 2007

  • Mary - Just wanted to say that I appreciate your honest and open writing here!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Florinda Pendley Vasquez on 31st July 2007