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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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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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 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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End of a Season

My baby season is coming to an end. It’s bittersweet to be sure but there’s also the scent of looming freedom on the breeze. I wouldn’t describe it in the sense of shackles releasing but like a blanket of snow melting in the spring. There’s a weight to it. A warm quilt that envelopes your…

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Mama, Me

My children are alive. I’m doing okay. Some days they even thrive. Hooray! Most days they laugh and smile. I’m succeeding in some way. They make me laugh too, every single day. Sometimes they fight, but I have some sway. Sometimes they hug, and I get my way. They’ll have rough days, that might lead them…

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Ox7

Seven. SEVEN? WHAAAAT? How? When? A minute ago he was turning one. Waddle walking around and climbing onto the couch. Now he’s seven. Running, jumping, parkouring off of my furniture seven! All of the science says that 6 is a big year. Their brains go through a huge change. Who they really are starts to…

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