Archive for 'family'
The day started off innocently. There’s a mess of dishes and many wine bottles after I hosted book club the night before, but I cleared most of it out of the way while I assembled my breakfast. There’s Beavers that night, after we both go to work. There’s a kid with red eyes, but it doesn’t look [...]
(psst, click the banner to get a coupon to try Natrel Baboo for free) Charlie’s about to turn 18 months old and I’m running out of baby milestones. Okay, he’s not talking very much yet, relying instead on very expressive grunting and pointing and the occasional ’up’ and ‘yeah’, but I haven’t heard him say ‘mummy’ [...]
Posted: April 29th, 2013 under airplanes, family, good things, milestones, product review, sponsored, traveling.
Tags: babies, milestones, mom central canada, natrel baboo, sponsored, Travel
A few things – and some of them are more fun than the others. Last week the kids and I participated in a new game on the Teletoon Retro website called Toon Feud. You can log in via your Facebook account and answer questions about cartoons from the good old days, or in our case, about a [...]
Posted: April 25th, 2013 under bad things, family, food, good things, thinking too much, traveling.
Tags: baby food, cable, games, Legoland, love child organics, teletoon, teletoon retro, toon feud, vacation
I had a day off today. And I completely indulged myself. Here’s how it went down: Was awoken by weekday alarm. Turned it off and rolled over. Walked the kids to school. In pouring rain. Like a hero. Went to local bakery. Bought a giant blueberry danish and a sourdough baguette. Did laundry, including delicates, [...]
It feels a bit like I’m emerging from a cocoon. Slowly. The last few weeks have been cold and miserable as winter kept lingering and there’s just been way too much solo parenting so I’ve basically been housebound except for going to work. All of these things make me cranky. I haven’t been taking care [...]
I’m going to be that person who references a book without having read it. That’s a terrible kind of person to be. And yet here I am, being it. But I keep hearing about Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, and I’ve read synopses and reviews and watched her on YouTube, [...]
I was looking back at my old iPhoto files on the Mac, and I came across this gem. This would have been taken in November 2007, a time I can barely remember because I was SO very OVERwhelmed. I had a newborn and, oh yeah, another baby. Not even 2 years old yet. Talk about [...]
I see the excitement of my friends as they exclaim !March Break! around this time every year, presumably over the joy that comes in not packing school lunches and not yelling at anyone who is putting on their snowsuit a little too slowly, for a few days, anyway. Me, I feel a sense of dread [...]
I had one of those days where I really felt like I was having it all. Like I am super woman, hear me roar. Except with less roaring and more juggling, and spinning plates. I was awoken early by a feverish baby, but he was a good alarm clock, since it was Parks and Rec [...]
A friend was just checking in to say hi, and asking what was new. And really, I have nothing much to say. The past month has flown by ridiculously fast, and all the days seem to sort of meld into one. I mean, most weekdays are exactly the same. Wake up Shower Get dressed Grab [...]