de·feat·ed diˈfētid/ adjective 1.having been beaten in a battle or other contest. I was walking home with another mother after dropping my daughter off at school ad we got chatting about our kids. Now this mom has four boys and two of them are 2-year-old twins, so of course I asked her the question … More Ever Feel Defeated? Me too.
I write this as I am sitting in the waiting room of the fracture clinic at the hospital. This is hopefully my last visit as have been coming since October, and quite frankly I am tired of paying for high price of parking! Let’s rewind to what brought me here. I am here because broke … More All It Took Was A Broken Bone
Oh the Winter Olympics! There is really something special about the winter games for us Canadians. Maybe it’s because we win more medals at the winter games than we do in the summer, or perhaps because winter is just part of us and the events are sports that a lot of Canadians participate in for … More 5 Things I Want My Kids Learn From The Olympics
Another Valentine’s day craft! My girls love pink and red, hearts and roses and let’s not forget the chocolate! So this holiday really is perfect for making crafts with little girls (and of course boys too)! I recently ordered a Valentine’s day book, The Biggest Valentine Ever written by Steven Kroll, from my daughter’s Scholastic … More A craft based on the book: The Biggest Valentine Ever
I recently finished a 12 week weight loss challenge in my community. I have more energy to play with my kids and I feel so much better than I do before starting. My husband was thinking about selling our barely used treadmill a few months ago, but now I am running on it while … More One Pound At A Time.
My girls love crafts! It doesn’t matter the occasion, but I find I am always a little more crafty around holidays. I can spend lots of time browsing Pinterest finding sweet crafts to make with my kids and what is sweeter than a cute Valentine’s craft. This one requires a little prep, but so easy … More Cute Valentine’s Wreath
Okay, ten is an exaggeration, I still have just 3 kids, but when they all climb into my bed in the morning, it sometimes feels like ten. The three of them have no problem stampeding into my room, climbing up and making themselves comfortable… and usually making my husband and I very uncomfortable. Their cute … More There Was 10 In The Bed And The Little One Said….
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald. In Canada, January 27th is Family Literacy Day. I was so happy to see my daughter’s school celebrate learning and reading as family by inviting moms, dads, grandparents, and basically any loved one to come and read with their favourite kindergartener. I showed … More Can you read this to me?
My youngest, a 17 month old boy, who has been walking since 10 months, is a handful! I always thought my 2 girls had lots of energy, but he on a whole new level and has such a curious mind. I watch him push chairs to help him climb on top of things and use … More He climbs – so I let him…sorta. DIY Learning tower
I can’t believe it’s mid-January! I took a summer break from the blog that apparently stretched right through fall and into the winter and I am happy to be back at the keyboard again. Pretty much Summer was great, went camping, school started, ate to much on Thanksgiving, broke a finger, had a great time … More Let’s do this again.