There’s Something Wrong With The World Today… And I Know What It Is

I was 5, maybe 6 the first time I walked to school all by myself.  I had missed the bus that stopped at the end of my road and wanted to make it to school that day...I also didn't want to get in trouble by my mother who had tried to get me to the bus stop on time.  So I walked.  Today, with my adult size legs, that same walk would take me about 10 minutes...I'm not sure how fast I was back then.  Honestly, I don't remember. That wasn't the … [Read more...]

Family Pictures

Our family has never had professional pictures.  You know, the really beautiful ones that you get when you hire a true photographer, and they have a fantastic eye.  This bothers me.  This bothers me a lot.  My youngest son is almost 3 and I think there may be one (ONE!!!) picture (from last winter) where all four of us are together... We only got that because there was another mom at the park with her kids, and she offered to take a picture of … [Read more...]

Potty Training?

It was that unmistakeable sound that turned my head.  That sound I know all too well.  The sound of a diaper-less toddler peeing on the floor.  Only, this time, it wasn't on my floor. 3 minutes earlier. As my toddler was trying to climb on me, wearing only a diaper...typical summer attire for a 2 year old, I noticed he was sporting a fabulous red heat/diaper rash where the elastic from his diaper meets his bum.  I pulled off the diaper, to … [Read more...]

Football?

OK, so last night, shortly before bedtime my 6.5 year old came running up to me..."Mom, where is my backpack??? There is a notice in there you have to see!"  First of all, his lack of knowledge of the whereabouts of his backpack doesn't surprise me...he's a scattered child...I tell him that he left it in the car... he throws on his boots and coat and flies out the door to get this notice that I just have to see.  I'm prepared for some sort of … [Read more...]

Family Day!

Monday February 20th Family Day is celebrated in a few of Canada's provinces.  Unfortunately, Nova Scotia does not embrace Family Day.  But that doesn't stop me from declaring a family day of my own.  We wont be celebrating on Monday though, since my boy still has to go to school, and we still have to go to work.  Instead, we celebrated family day on Saturday.  We try to do this once a month, anyway. When Ben has a day off school and DH and I are … [Read more...]

March Break Moments

When March break rolls around, our family doesn't plan too much.  I like to indulge in not having to get up early and rush out the door...I don't do mornings well.  DH enjoys not having to run around the house every morning trying to wake me and the boys up.  My boys take after me...we're not morning people. Since my husband and I still have to work during March break, what we usually do is plan a day or two that we call "Family Days"  (We're … [Read more...]

Video Game Battle: How to Get Couch Potato Kids Moving

By Deborah Lowther There are days when the kids seem more than motivated to get outside and play with every toy they own (my front yard looking like a garage sale gone awry), and other days, I can’t convince them to move so I can vacuum under their feet. Ever have those times when your kids don’t seem to move from the couch or from in front of the computer screen?  You suggest fun activities, you offer to pick up a friend, you list the … [Read more...]

Changing Your Budget, Without Changing Your Income

I've always been one to make my own money.  Before having kids, I was the first to volunteer for a double shift, or banking hours if I exceeded my weekly hours allowed (my work isn't to keen on paying overtime).  It was easy to make a little more money if I wanted to go buy that fab new top, or put away for a weekend out with the girls. But what comes with kids, is bills.  And a lot of them.  When you have other people to worry about, feed, … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Let Him Have Cake! Happy Wordless Wednesday! … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Fall At G’mas

Literally This is Ben, William and my mother running down the hill in her back yard.  Got this picture as William was diving towards the ground.  I hope to have a back yard like this soon... … [Read more...]

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