Our (late) Not-Back-to-School Photos 2015

not back to school photos

Every year I've taken not-back-to-school photos of the kids. It's so neat to see how they've grown and their personalities shine through. I'm a little late this year but here they are!   And here are our past photos: 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 [More...]

Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys Book Review


Yep, another book review! I usually try not to do too many close together but I thought this one would make a great buy for people taking car trips or to have on hand for rainy days while camping.   My son (he's 7.5) really is enjoying this book. He loves jokes and we're glad he's learning some new ones that we haven't heard 10 times [More...]

Pregnancy Update 29 Weeks

Yep, 29 weeks already. Actually, tomorrow I will be 30 weeks! How in the world did that happen? This pregnancy is flying by! Overall, I'm feeling well.  Sleeping it getting to be a bit trickier as I'm usually a belly-sleeper. But I'm not too tired (until the end of the day) and no major aches or pains. I'm feeling bigger than I remember being [More...]

If a Mama Wants a Shower…

If a mama wants a shower...

If a Mama wants a warm relaxing shower, She'll wait until the kids are all happy and then she'll put on a cartoon. After all, 22 minutes is plenty of time for a 10 minute shower. She'll hurry to the bathroom and not bother locking the door because the children are all distracted. She'll hop in as soon as the water is warm, not wasting a [More...]

Kid Interviews 2013


  At the end of 2011 I asked the kids several questions to try to see how they perceive things. I loved the answers! I forgot to ask them the same questions at the end of 2012, but here they are now! Annie was in a bit of a sour mood because she had just gotten out of time out, so some of them she didn't want to answer. 1. What is [More...]

Water Play

water play

What are your kids' favourite water activities? [More...]

Garden Pests

garden pests

My husband has been grabbing various gardening books from thrift stores and one of them I think has become one of my favourites, just because of some of the humour they put into it. The book, entitled Fruits and Vegetables: Growing Your Own, by Rand McNally, has a section in the book devoted to common garden pests. Here are two of the [More...]