The New Newness

This last month went by in a blur. Everyone has been sick. The flu was replaced with a cold that has (currently) been replaced by an even worse cold. I spent every spare minute crocheting or holiday shopping online (when you’re on a tight budget, sales and planning become a full time job!) This week…

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Welcome Back September

Back to liiiiife, back to reAlityyyy! School is back in session y’all, can you believe? Every year I tweak our schedule. There’s always a few lessons learned the year before that influence the tweaks but also different kids in different grades. This year has quite a few tweaks though. A damn near overhaul. There are…

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Summer In Full Swing

As per usual, I’ve been slacking off. Summer started! I haven’t gotten the hang of the whole photograph/record while  living life thing yet. I’m trying, I swear. Let’s be honest though, I’m pretty busy parenting. I mean, there are so many of them… We’ve actually been busy this Summer considering how painfully hot it’s been.…

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Brass Tacks: Chewed Food

Sometimes small humans like the taste of foods but they don’t trust the texture. For example, toddler sized O loved carrot sticks. He loved the flavour BUT he didn’t like how they don’t dissolve once chewed down. He considered those tiny chewed bits a choking hazard. What does anyone do when they fear chocking on…

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Need vs Want

*TW/Child Loss The Burlington case is still under investigation so I can’t speculate as to how this boy was left in the car. All I know is that he WAS left, and died from hyperthermia. I don’t want to talk about people who purposefully leave children (or pets for that matter) in hot cars on…

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Family Day at the National Air Force Museum

  April is designated as Month Of The Military Child so I thought I’d share an event we attended at the base museum awhile back. For those of you who don’t know, the husband shaped one is a tech in the Canadian Air Force. It’s been about 5 years and so far we’ve moved twice.…

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Reduce, Reuse…

REDUCE, REUSE, recycle. There are two whole R’s before recycle yet that seems to be the one many people focus on. Recycling is wonderful but it’s not a fix-all. It’s not a cure. The amount of plastic garbage built up on our planet is disgusting. It’s not just an empty bottle rolling down your street…

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Girl

‘Girl’ is not a 4-letter-word. Our daughters are not their weapon. Never let them use them against us. Our daughters are strong. They’re loud. They’re bold. Our daughters are confident. They’re smart. They’re bright. Our daughters are joyous. The way they laugh. They way  they love. Our daughters inspire me. To be real. To be…

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Brass Tacks: Puke Hugs

They will vomit on you. I’m sorry. I really am, but…it’s true. They’ll get sick. Some very little, some a lot. And when they do the only person on this planet they’ll want is you. That’s right. YOU! Because they don’t know what sick is and that makes them scared, and they just want to…

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Brass Tacks Milestones: Talking

THE RAMBLING OF A SPIRITED 7 YEAR OLD (who thinks he’s on The Truman Show but if The Truman Show aired on YouTube and was about Minecraft….) A billion parenting books with all of the milestones laid out. You can sign up for e-mails that update you too. In the early days there’s a constant…

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