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We need a health centre for our children

We need a health centre for our children

The founding publisher of Sudbury Living in now president of the NEO Kids Foundation.     What goes around truly does come around…It’s hard to believe three years have passed since I hung up my publisher’s hat and took my career on a completely different path that has ironically led me back to the same [...]

December 7, 2017 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

Hoping for a peaceful Canada Day

Hoping for a peaceful Canada Day

One of the last things I remember doing on New Year’s Eve 2016 was booking a hotel in Ottawa for the 2017 Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. I originally planned to stay with my youngest daughter who lives a few blocks from Parliament Hill, but she was quick to tell me her apartment would [...]

June 28, 2017 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

Politics is a rough battlefield for women

Politics is a rough battlefield for women

By the time this column is published, the U.S. election will be over, but it will be a long time before the memory of the campaign tone will be erased from our memories. Ironically, as the movement to support girls and women increases globally through Day of the Girl and nationally through the appointment of [...]

November 17, 2016 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

Baffled by daughters’ ‘favourite’ question

Baffled by daughters’ ‘favourite’ question

It’s nice to believe that sometimes I am the favourite. [...]

May 5, 2016 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

My aunt is Betty Crocker

My aunt is Betty Crocker

Many of us have that one distinguished relative who becomes legend in our family trees for a variety of reasons. There are the uncles who could drink the entire neighbourhood under the table, the grandmother who knit 250 pairs of mittens for a local school or the cousin who travels the world for 10 years [...]

November 9, 2015 Patricia Mills Patricia Mills 0

Travels with my daughter

Travels with my daughter

It was no easy feat getting up at 4 am to go stand in line at a bus station, at the base of a mountain, in the dark to begin the arduous journey of arriving in Machu Picchu before the sun came up.   We were tired, awake all night because the ceiling of our [...]

October 21, 2014 Patricia Mills Lifestyle, Patricia Mills 0

Let children run not ‘roam’

Let children run not ‘roam’

  We thought it was really cute when one of Amelia’s first words was iPad. She said it around the same time that she started saying Dada and Illie (for her older sister Lily). And it really was cute when she said it in her very little girl voice, heavy with the accent of a [...]

April 10, 2014 Patricia Mills Lifestyle, Patricia Mills 0

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

  A chipped tooth recently gave way to a Pandora’s box of memories. This year marks my 25th anniversary of living in Sudbury, and my heath-care providers, business associates, staff and friends are aging as fast as I am! This may sound trite to some, but while I was sitting in my dentist’s chair I [...]

September 11, 2013 Patricia Mills Lifestyle, Patricia Mills 1

Goodbye to some great ladies

Goodbye to some great ladies

There were not too many parties when I was growing up. It’s just the way it was in a large family with little resources and a working mother who held down two paying jobs in addition to her main “job” as mother to a brood of eight children. So I was flattered, humbled, shy and [...]

April 26, 2013 Patricia Mills Lifestyle, Patricia Mills 0