Lori Welbourne

Are ice bucket critics all wet?

Silly Internet dares are nothing new - my kids have been doing them for years.

Working on the go

The benefit of being a writer in these modern times is that you can virtually do your job anywhere there’s a place to sit

Do-it-yourself doggie salon

When I was a kid and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up my answer was: a lawyer, a police officer or a hairdresser.

It’s all in the wrist

My grandfather used to say that handshakes were important and the way you delivered one said a lot about you.

Proud to be Canadian

Canadian T-shirts, hats and paraphernalia are selling like hotcakes across the country in anticipation

Bursting the boredom bubble

Years before I was a mother, my husband and I babysat our young niece and nephew for the weekend.

A letter to my first love

My mother passed away six months ago and in the process of cleaning out her residence I found an old letter

The proof is in the picture

When you live alone and walk out the doors of your freshly cleaned house, chances are it’s going to look exactly the same

Escaping the curtain of shyness

As I got ready for my high school reunion last weekend, one of my dear friends, whom I’ve known since elementary school

Life as a peacock

I met my friend’s “crazy Aunt Jane” last week and the first thing I said to her was how much I loved her hair.

Healthier addiction is my cup of tea

I moved to the Okanagan over 13 years ago and, as a recovering coffee addict, reluctantly drank my very first Tim Hortons

The future of signatures

My 13-year-old son can’t write his name and most of his buddies can’t either.

Son Sam takes turn in kitchen

My 13-year-old son came home from school a couple of weeks ago and asked to do something he’s never asked to do

Goodbye winter … and hello spring

I love the four seasons, and the one I look forward to the most is spring.

And the Oscar goes … to the ums and ahs

Now that Hollywood’s award season is finally over, I have a couple questions.

‘A more accepting generation’ in today’s world

I picked my 13-year-old son up from middle school on Valentine’s Day, and among the young teens walking home, I noticed two girls

Pets can light up our lives

Lola and Charlie are our sweet, happy 30-pound Cockapoos.

Painting art that comes straight from the heart

The day my daughter Daisy was born, her three-year-old brother Sam held her in his arms.

A blond walks into a bar …

My friend Laurie posted a picture of Barbara Eden’s “I Dream of Jeannie” character online

A painful reminder still annoying

Except for the time almost five years ago when I was pitching this column to editors and had six articles written, I have never had