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Getaway with Soleil: A Wedding in Montville

               Until now, all of the weddings I’ve attended have been family or family adjacent. I’ve been a flower girl, a guest book officiant, a slideshow creator, and more. Throughout my life, I was present when mothers, cousins, and family-in-heart tied the knot. However, I’ve somehow missed out on that essential experience of being a… Continue reading Getaway with Soleil: A Wedding in Montville

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Getaway with Soleil: Auckland Part 2

               Here’s what you’ve missed so far on my holiday: Soleil and I took off from Vancouver for a trip through Auckland and Australia. We’ll meet each other’s families, eat so much food, and see the sights. So far, we’ve sampled some heart-warming Buddhist rice, sighted adorable animals at the zoo, and survived dark tunnels.… Continue reading Getaway with Soleil: Auckland Part 2

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Getaway with Soleil: Auckland Part 1

               The last time I visited New Zealand was in 2016. I flew in July, the southern winter, to surprise my dad for his birthday. I spent a few weeks exploring the city and sights, spending quality time with my family, and thinking through life. I was supposed to return for a trip in summer… Continue reading Getaway with Soleil: Auckland Part 1

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10 Frightening Kid-Friendly Flicks 2021

October may be the time of year for hard-R horror movies, but it’s also the month of pumpkin carving, superhero and clown costumes, trick or treating, and eating so much candy you get a stomachache. In short, Halloween is different for kids than for adults. It’s a magical night when anything is possible, and kids… Continue reading 10 Frightening Kid-Friendly Flicks 2021

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20 Good Things About 2020

            It’s incredibly easy to talk about what a difficult year this has been. We began with the threat of World War III (remember that?) and then were surprised with a few unforeseen deaths before the COVID-19 pandemic began making itself known. There were product shortages (such as toilet paper), murder hornets, protests, a crazy… Continue reading 20 Good Things About 2020

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10 Terrifying Kid-Friendly Flicks

October may be the time of year for hard-R horror movies, but it’s also the month of pumpkin carving, superhero and vampire costumes, trick or treating, and eating so much candy you get a stomachache. In short, Halloween is different for kids than for adults. It’s a magical night when anything is possible, and kids are… Continue reading 10 Terrifying Kid-Friendly Flicks

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What I Did Over Summer Break 2020

Did anyone else have to write those terrible “here’s what I did over summer break” short responses when they were young? I feel terrible for all the kids who might be suffering the same fates in this, the Year of Covid-19, when normality as we know it is pretty much gone. Still, in the interest… Continue reading What I Did Over Summer Break 2020

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Why 2018 Was The Worst

            2018 began with me crying and laughing hysterically in a mini-van loaded up with personal belongings with a passenger window that refused to close as I drove to my mother’s instead of my new place of residence because I was scared someone might break into the van parked on the street and steal said… Continue reading Why 2018 Was The Worst

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10 Frightening Kid-Friendly Flicks

October may be the time of year for hard-R horror movies, but it’s also the month of pumpkin carving, superhero and vampire costumes, trick or treating, and eating so much candy that you get a cavity. In short, Halloween is different for kids than for adults. It’s a magical night when anything is possible, and kids… Continue reading 10 Frightening Kid-Friendly Flicks

OcTerror · Reviews

10 Frightening Kid-Friendly Flicks

October may be the time of year for hard-R horror movies, but it’s also the month of pumpkin carving, superhero and vampire costumes, trick or treating, and eating so much candy that you get a cavity. In short, Halloween is different for kids than for adults. It’s a magical night when anything is possible, and kids… Continue reading 10 Frightening Kid-Friendly Flicks