Well, school is over and after having WAY too much time with our kids through the pandemic so far, summer is here. And, it seems we have even MORE time with them. Yay, us! How are you planning to survive? I’ve got a few ideas – hopefully they are a wee bit helpful for you as well, in these dire times. Create a Summer Bucket List Sit the kiddos down and see if you can all agree on a few activities that everyone is invested in. Here are a few categories that we are considering in my home. Adventure: this does not have to be expensive or hard. Find a new park in your city, do a road trip, go strawberry picking, or check out a local Farmer’s Market. Do GOOD: have the kids set up a lemonade stand for a local charity, collect canned goods for the local food…
Parenting is riddled with unexplained phenomena. Sometimes it feels like you’re in an alternate universe, where the rules of logic no longer apply. Is it science fiction? An unfavorable alignment in the cosmos? Aliens? Karma? A full moon? I’ve been at this parenting game for a while now, yet I still have a long list of unsolved mysteries.
June is a huge month of celebration for our family. The end of the school year, summer officially starts, Father’s Day and birthdays! Seriously, a lot of birthdays! My hubby has a June birthday, our youngest is a June baby, and two of my brother-in-law’s have June birthdays. Let’s just say, we have a decent amount of cake in this house during the month of June! And with June also being National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month and National Candy Month, it’s a great time to have a baby and celebrate! June babies not only share a birthday month with Dad’s special day, but they also share it with some pretty awesome celebrities, too! Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Courtney Cox, Paul McCartney, Chris Evans, Prince Phillip, Chris Pratt, Nicole Kidman, and Tom Holland all celebrate their birthdays during the month of June. So, if you’re keeping track, Captain America,…
My Dad passed away several years ago. I think of him every Father’s Day, but this year I thought about one particular lesson he taught me about consent. To celebrate, I thought I’d share it with everyone.
Yesterday, we put our double stroller out with the garbage.
This is the time of year when kids in grades 4 and up would typically be participating in their school’s annual track and field meet. Once again, though, they won’t be spending an entire glorious day running around at the local stadium with colourful place ribbons pinned to their t-shirts.
Where I live, a recent announcement declared that summer camps would be open this summer. A lot of parents are wondering whether they are comfortable sending their kiddos to camp. When I’ve been asked the question, my response is quite direct – HECK YEAH!
My dad died just over a month ago, in the midst of lockdown. Even though he was sick, the events surrounding his death were fast and distressing. I hadn’t yet told my 4 year old that her Dad-Dad (grandad) was sick, because he didn’t appear sick or unwell.
It has been a day, to say the least. It started innocently enough. I slept in, skipped my morning meditation and went straight into editing my book at 6am, because I had already lost an hour. I’m trying out intermittent fasting to lose some of the dreaded COVID 15, so I did my best to ignore my growling stomach while I wrote, actually looking forward to the glass of Metamucil I’ve been taking for two days now.
The month of May has plenty to celebrate: Star Wars Day! Cinco De Mayo! Mother’s Day! A long weekend! Even National Eat-Whatever-You-Want Day, National Mimosa Day and National Macaroon Day all happen in May! What a great month for celebrations. And if you’re expecting a little bundle of joy this month, or you already have a little May baby at home, you get to add yet another celebration to the list