Tag Archives: Parenting

A Wish For My 3 Year Old Kindergartener

When my December baby started Junior Kindergarten this year, I actually wasn’t as worried or concerned as I was when my oldest daughter started. Despite being so young, my little JKer is my easy child. She’s taken everything in stride. When we moved. When she started daycare. When her baby sister was born. She could […]

4 Reasons Why Solo Parenting Can Be Awesome

For over three years, Daddy-o has been a Fly-In, Fly-Out (FIFO) parent. It has not been without some challenges and now he’s transitioning back into the local office. This is good news! Although he works long hours, it means he will be home most nights. It’s something we are all looking forward to. (Kind of.) […]

6 Fun Activities for Kids Not Going to Summer Camp

When people talk about summer, camp seems to be a popular activity for kids. But what if your little ones aren’t heading to camp this summer? Here are some fun ideas for those stay at home kids! Neighborhood fun Do your kids have friends in the neighborhood? Have them take turns going to each other’s […]

Losing My Identity in Motherhood

Sometimes I sit around thinking about my girls when they’re teens. (And when I say “thinking”, I really mean “worrying” like a neurotic person). I wonder about millions of things. I wonder if they’ll like me. I wonder if they’ll think I hugged and kissed them enough as kids. I wonder if they’ll have body […]

Summer fun alert!

This post was sponsored by Springfree Trampoline. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I recently wrote about some amazing things going on in my family this spring and included the fun my kiddos (and all the neighbourhood children) are having bouncing on our Springfree Trampoline. Our history with trampolines has not been […]

Talking to children about Autism + CONTEST

Our son, Carter, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2010. A year after his diagnosis, he was attending preschool. Naturally curious, his classmates started asking questions about his behaviours. Autism Awareness month was near, so I used their interest as an opportunity to educate about the disorder. I wrote a poem. I explained the […]

How I Learned to Let the Mom Guilt Go

My third child was born on an uncharacteristically hot day in May one year ago. Everything about her and that period of time was as sweet and amazing to me as when I experienced motherhood the first and second time. With only one great difference: I haven’t written anything down about her. With my first […]