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Patricia Mills

Change, bring it on

Change, bring it on

Start spreading the news, I am leaving today. I want to be a part of it, New York, New York.” One of my all-time favourite songs is New York, New York. I’ve always thought the song was exciting, full of positive energy, catchy and a metaphor for some of the decisions I’ve made in my [...]

December 1, 2014 Sudbury Living Magazine Lifestyle, 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, 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, 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, Patricia Mills 1

Empty nest syndrome

Empty nest syndrome

There has been much written about the empty nest syndrome that we go through as parents when our offspring set off on their own. The general consensus among most of my friends is that this is a time of celebration, for both the departing child and the left-behind parents. They get their independence. I get [...]

June 11, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Lifestyle, Patricia Mills, Patricia Mills 0

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, Patricia Mills 0

Age of Confusion

Age of Confusion

I no longer feel comfortable eating anything I even vaguely suspect of having been genetically altered [...]

April 11, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Patricia Mills, Patricia Mills 0