An Awesome Knitting Project Announcement

pregnancy announcement

Something is being knit in our family, and it's not me who is doing the knitting! We're excited to announce that we are expecting a new member to the family, around the end of June or early July.   [More...]


Reflections on my country

nebulizer treatment

Last Wednesday my home city of Ottawa made headlines when a masked shooter ran into the Parliament buildings and shot and killed an unarmed guard. Generally speaking, Canada has very low gun violence. Last Monday, another man in Quebec drove his car into a couple of soldiers and killed one of them as well, so this was a double-blow to our [More...]

Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner Review

homemakers friend planner

You may remember that last year I did a review on a fantastic daily planner by The Homemaker's Friend.   I was sent a copy of this year's planner for review as well! This daily planner is full of useful features, as well as encouraging quotes and Scriptures. What more could a Christian homeschooling Mom ask for? The planner is [More...]

My Reaction Was Worse

my reaction was worse

Our week got off to a rocky start. On Monday morning my older two children (ages 5.5 and 6.5) were playing nicely upstairs. My daughter came down briefly to get her knitting bag and I thought they must be knitting up there. I know..silly assumptions. About 15 minutes later they came downstairs, and I saw this. "You cut your [More...]

Easy Magnetic Bookmark Craft

magnetic bookmark

My kids are starting to learn to read so I decided that they needed some bookmarks! I was browsing Pinterest, trying to find some good printable ones, but options for really fun ones are a bit limited when you don't have a colour printer. I finally decided that the kids could make their own, instead. They really enjoyed designing their own [More...]

Reasons Moms Love Having Kids

love having kids

  Have you ever noticed that if you get together with a group of moms, it's not an uncommon thing for them to start chatting about all of the negative things about having kids. How little sleep we get. (and yes, I've been guilty of this one) How we moms never get self time. How much mess they make. How long it's been since we [More...]

Knitting Weather and Pattern Links

mix and match knit baby mitts

A funny thing happened... As soon as we had a few cooler days, I wanted to knit! This is my first winter since I've started wearing a head covering, and I wanted to find a hood of some sorts that I could wear over my cover, that wouldn't require me to have to fix it like taking off a tight hat would. This is what I came up with. This was the [More...]