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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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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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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Cherries on a Summer Day

Summer is in full swing and so is our cherry tree. When we first moved here we thought it was a crab apple tree but much to our surprise, gorgeous Rainier cherries popped out. Last summer was a wash. The temperature here went from snow to scorching hot to freezing cold and then back in…

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7 Days Without Coffee

Day 1: My body didn’t kick the headaches, kids live here and I wasn’t caffeinated. Day 2: My body didn’t learn to feel energized off of good clean food, kids live here and I wasn’t caffeinated. Day 3: I almost drop-kicked everyone in this family at least twice. Kids live here and so does my…

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Out Of The Cave and Into The Pool

For us, Winter is about hibernation. We go sledding and stuff but we don’t schedule a lot of activities. I’m not going to be on time. I used to be an “early” person, but my kids don’t care about that. 4 snowsuits, 4 hats, 4 scarves, 8 boots, 8 mittens, I can’t. I just can’t…

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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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7 Days Without Coffee

Day 1: My body didn’t kick the headaches, kids live here and I wasn’t caffeinated. Day 2: My body didn’t learn to feel energized off of good clean food, kids live here and I wasn’t caffeinated. Day 3: I almost drop-kicked everyone in this family at least twice. Kids live here and so does my…

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