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June 06, 2015

Oakville Beaver By Abigail Cukier, special to the Beaver Alex Dinsmore is determined to change the world — one dress at a time. The 11-year-old Oakville girl is the founder of Ivy & Alex. Working with her mom, Jacqueline and World Vision Canada, Alex is designing and selling dresses to raise money for initiatives around the world. “I wanted to help other kids. I am so fortunate to have all of the things that I have and I wanted to help other people who aren’t as fortunate as me,” said Alex, a Grade 5 student at E.J. James Public School. The cotton blend, A-line dresses are reversible, featuring a pattern on one side and solid colour on the other. The...

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No Regrets

March 02, 2015

Today I want to write about no regrets. Guilt is a dirty word, but we feel it every day. Why do we feel this way? Who makes us feel this way? Why do we allow it? As moms, we feel that our very essence of being is to give and to keep giving - which is a great thing! However, at some point, if someone says we don’t give enough, we feel guilt. Yuk. Many parents of today’s generation have let guilt play such havoc in their lives, that the pendulum then swings too far the other way...enter the “helicopter” parent. The nagging sense of guilt isn’t good for anyone - resulting in kids who get trophies for just participating; us...

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