Lillian Grant (Street Articles Author)
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Unfettered by titles, I won't assign one to myself upon introduction. The most important detail is that I am finally following my desire to write. If I enjoyed writing when I was required to for school and work, I believe writing because I want to will only bring greater satisfaction. I enjoy expressing myself with sincerity, honesty and humour when the mood strikes. Things that compel me to share my thoughts are food, parenting, current events, relationships and whatever else I might be observing in my life at the time. I love reading and hope to learn, grow and be entertained by reading other writers who share the passion for writing with me.

I live in Vancouver and love all it has to offer. I love that it's a great place to raise a child and that your skin doesn't freeze in 20 seconds in February. I love how you can golf in the morning, kayak by lunch and night ski after dinner on the same day. I don't often do this but isn't it cool that I could?

I am originally from the Prairies, though not from a little house, I might embody some of the cliche traits that prairie folk do, but prefer living in a temperate rain forest.

I hope you follow me on my writing journey as I explore yam fries, kids' sports, current events and light mayo. Thanks for checking out my profile. Come back soon! Tell your friends if you like what you read.

Fair Trade Shopping Buddy
Of all of the household responsibilities there are, for me, grocery shopping is the red-headed stepchild. I would rather stay home and steam off the goo that remains on the jam jar after an unsuccessful label removal. I find it lonely, utilitarian and uninspiring. But I got smart. I discovered…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Dec 09, 2013  
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Office Christmas Party – Career Killer Or Boost?
Some years back, a friend of mine proudly boasted she was a contender for the Pony Race at her company Christmas party. You may be wondering what this means and what ponies have to do with Christmas. Don’t worry, so did I. Basically your co-workers bet on who is going…
By:  in  Business  >  Top7 or 10 Tips   Dec 06, 2013  
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Will Boris Johnson Sleep on Our Sofa?
Partly fearing being accused of not offering a solution and partly to demonstrate a system that seem s to be enjoying more than moderate success, I’d like to invite Boris Johnson, mayor of London, UK to crash out on our sofa and spend a few days cycling around our fair…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 05, 2013  
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Serendipity, Taking Life’s Cues from Dr. Seuss
If this was not extraordinary, I would not acknowledge this incidence. Or perhaps coincidence is a better term. I am presently taking a break in my career after my mother unexpectedly passed away this fall. I am focusing more time on my family, and carefully considering my next career move.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Death Dying   Dec 04, 2013  
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Merry Unchristmas
As if I was not convinced years before, Christmas comes in slow motion for children and breakneck speed for adults. The fact that it is now December and I’ve already missed the local pet store holiday photo session, vexes me. Yes, missing the opportunity to pixelate the image of our…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Holidays   Dec 03, 2013  
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The Crush – Best on People Or Ice?
We all remember the crushes we had in our childhoods and youth. So the experience of witnessing our children’s foray into early stage amour is particularly amusing. Not to say that we ever outgrow crushes. Married people have unrealistic crushes on celebrities that will never amount to anything but that…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Dec 02, 2013  
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Thank You, Rob Ford – An Open Letter
Dear Mr. Ford, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving parents the world over, the trouble of explaining why our kids and every other cross section of life should not do drugs. I’d send a fruit basket but I suspect you are considering…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Nov 30, 2013  
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Are You Kidding Me? Kids And Sarcasm
“Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded. “ Fyodor Dostoyevsky Are you kidding me? The question has become ubiquitous, especially if you add another adverb before kidding. In the spirit of maintaining a G rating, I’m going…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Nov 29, 2013  
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Limitless – A Kid’s Ambition
It’s cold outside. The leaves are pretty well toast. Brown, crisp and with their own distinct aroma. Retailers have started shamelessly advertizing for the holiday season. Around my house, that means the ski wax is out and our son’s yearning to get on the hill is unharnessed. It’s game on.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Skiing   Nov 29, 2013  
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Between Cradle And Grave
New beginnings after one of the most significant endings in my life, is bittersweet. Not the chocolate chip kind. As a mother to a ten year old boy, and having recently lost my mother unexpectedly, I find myself in the ultimate purgatory. Comparing my mother to my son’s mother. For…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Nov 28, 2013  
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