Toronto Mike


Total 138 Posts

Morgan's First Tooth

Of my four children, Morgan has the record for "youngest age to lose the first tooth", beating her big brother James by three months. Her brother Jarvis, who is two years her senior, only lost his first tooth earlier this month!
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Visiting My Boy in Waterloo

Today was a first for me. I drove to Waterloo to meet my boy for brunch down the street from his new apartment. He's living on campus while attending Laurier University. Korner Kitchen Breakfast & Brunch EateryFollowing a great brunch, we took the short walk to check out his new
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The Fatherhood Conundrum

My oldest is leaving home to begin the next chapter of his life. He's off to university. I spent a lot of time with him this weekend, shooting hoops, watching hoops, and discussing his future. He's got a game plan and he's sticking with it. Yes, he requires substantial financial
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My Priorities

It's cold out. How cold is it? It's too cold to bike, and that's a rarity for me. Since I'm skipping my lunchtime ride today, I thought I'd take the opportunity to write here. I've simply had no time as I've been swamped with TMDS and fatherhood responsibilities. And when
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It's A Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life is one of those movies referenced everywhere in popular culture. It's omnipresent, and whether you've seen it or not, you feel as though you know the story. I was 29 years old when I watched it for the first time. That Christmas Eve, with the toddler
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Ode to Cloverdale Mall

My daughter got her braces off today. That means I've been taking her to monthly appointments these past two years, giving me plenty of time to wander around Cloverdale Mall. I joke that Cloverdale is heaven's waiting room, because it's chock full of old people during weekdays, but I find
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Nike Tennis Camps

My son just spent the week at a Nike Tennis Camp at James Gardens, which is a fantastic camp located on the Humber River, with four tennis courts, clubhouse access and nature trails. There are three other Nike Tennis Camps located in Toronto that offer a unique camp atmosphere, and
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Humbercrest's Most Famous Graduate

My oldest daughter is graduating from grade eight next week and moving on to high school next September. Last night, I attended her final concert at Humbercrest Public School, and since my youngest two are attending a different primary school, it was the last time I'll ever be in that
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