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.
“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…
“If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you’re making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can’t find a towel or a sponge or your “inside” voice.” – Kelly Corrigan Lift As I was washing dishes on Friday evening after the kids had … More How Things Were…A Daydream
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
“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?
My kids all have eczema or have had at some point in their life. There are lots of options out there to help relieve it, from different creams and lotions to oils and prescription treatments when it gets really bad. One option out there I like is Colloidal Oatmeal baths which my doctor did recommend … More DIY – Colloidal Oatmeal Bath
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