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...]

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...]

Our Charlotte Mason Homeschool Schedule 2014-2015

charlotte mason schedule

If you've been reading my blog over the last several months, you'll know that I've been slowly changing our homeschooling method into a more Charlotte Mason style of learning. I've been reading and researching a lot about the method of teaching and am just about ready for school to start next month. One of the most attractive characteristics of [More...]