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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Barefoot Books: Summer Reading Club ’18

One of the easiest ways to help your child retain information over Summer vacation is to keep them reading. This is also the perfect time to encourage reading for pleasure because they won’t be equating it to school or homework. One way to keep them reading without making it seem like “work” is to have…

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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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Jenzie Jones and The Terrible Twos

My sweet Baby J has officially turned two. He’s clever and quick, and finds lots of things to do. He’s picking up words now, one after another. Like Octonauts, moo cow, and Mama for mother. He claps his hands, and dances around. Now when he jumps, his feet leave the ground. His ‘NO’ is incredibly…

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