There Was 10 In The Bed And The Little One Said….

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….

Can you read this to me?

“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?

When You Grow Up, You Can Be Anything You Want, Except…

“You must pay the penalty of growing-up, Paul. You must leave fairyland behind you.”  ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island Isn’t that such a sad thought to leave fairyland behind? I know it is for me. Not for myself but my kids. They have reintroduced me to a world that was almost forgotten. My girls, especially … More When You Grow Up, You Can Be Anything You Want, Except…

No, You Can Not Have Smarties For Breakfast

My daughter cried and cried and cried this morning. She wasn’t hurt. Her sister didn’t take her toy. She had full-out, lying on the ground, tears streaming down the face, feet kicking the floor, 2-year-old meltdown because she wanted Smarties for breakfast. If you aren’t familiar with Smarties, here in Canada they are small candy … More No, You Can Not Have Smarties For Breakfast

A Perfect Parent?

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent so just be a real one.” ~ Sue Atkins I have to remember this quote. It’s so easy to try to be “perfect” but really it seems it’s a losing battle. I look at sites like pinterest and see people making perfect snacks, planning perfect birthday … More A Perfect Parent?

Teething Troubles

Drooling, grumpiness, rash, lack of appetite,inflamed gums, can’t sleep, crying, and the “signs of teething” list goes on… Teething seems to be one of life’s necessary evils. We all want our babies to get teeth, we are so proud to show them off (especailly the first 2) when they break though, but we hate to … More Teething Troubles