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...]

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...]

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...]

Crooked Legs but No Autism!

Quite a while ago I shared that we had some concerns about my 3 year-old's development and that he was going to be assessed for global delays. After being totally blown off by the first doctor we saw, we learned that because of his age we didn't actually need a doctor's referral for him to be assessed. Yesterday we finally had his appointment. [More...]

In response to “I’m just not into toddlers, even my own”

when you don't enjoy a parenting stage

I recently read this blog post written by a mom of 3 little ones, who is also a clinical psychologist. To sum up the article, Samantha (the mom) writes that she struggles with the toddler stage. She doesn't enjoy it and she realizes that she tends to not handle it in the best way. Believe me, I get it, Samantha! I have 4 little ones; my [More...]

Not Back to School Pictures 2014-2015

school photo

It's that time of year again! I started this tradition of school photos after seeing it on Pinterest a few years ago. You can see the school photos from the years past here. Whether your kids are going to school or doing school at home, I hope you have a great school year!       [More...]