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We were fighting just before it all happened. Well, fighting is perhaps too strong a word. There were no fisticuffs. There was huffy silence, which is my speciality, and passive aggressive BBM conversations. Okay, maybe not that passive. I was angered by a perceived imbalance in household responsibilities. I felt like I was doing everything and […]
So a Clone Trooper, a fox and a Transformer walk into a bar. Okay, I didn’t take them drinking, but they did manage to stay out on the streets for two hours, stealing all the candy and chocolate from the houses in our neighbourhood. I’ve never had so much junk in my house. Between the […]
It was a cold and miserable weekend in these parts. We needed to entertain the kids, and yet none of us wanted to go anywhere. What a perfect time to throw a little party – a Mattel Game Night! Mattel helped me out with the planning and provided a checklist. I sent the children upstairs […]
Posted: October 28th, 2013 under events, family, good things, product review.
Tags: #gameonparty, Angry Birds, Apples to Apples, board games, card games, family game night, game on, mattel, UNO
After the tumult of the end of September, things have settled down. Well, mostly. I’ve gone back to work. It’s like I was on vacation for about a week. Except it was the worst vacation I’ve ever been on and I never, ever, ever want to go back there again. And now I spend my […]
There comes a time in every child’s life in this family when they are right into trains and planes and cars – basically anything with an engine. For at least one child (the husband), this fascination has never actually ended. And the littler boys have all had a Thomas the Tank Engine phase. We’re sticking […]
What do you do when everything gets flipped upside down, when things are topsy-turvy? How do you cope when everything changes from how it was before? How many more metaphors can I use? I really do feel like someone pulled the rug out from under us. Sometimes trite is true. I don’t even know where […]
Do you have Registered Education Savings Plans - RESPs for short – set up for your kids? We do, and they are with the RBC, but I’ll be honest, when our budget got very tight this year, we temporarily stopped putting money away regularly. A few things had to give, and that was one of […]
Posted: September 23rd, 2013 under family, good things, sponsored.
Tags: #savewithrbc, finances, government, mom central canada, money, RBC, registered education savings plan, RESP, RESPs, Royal Bank of Canada, saving
September winds down, and the newness of back-to-school instead becomes the flow of normal routine. Well, at least I hope that’s what’s about to happen. Because back-to-school has just been a little too much. Write 13 different cheques. Sign 53 different forms. Label everything - and he’ll still manage to lose a lunch container and […]
Have you heard about the Toronto Mini Maker Faire, happening Saturday and Sunday September 21 and 22 2013 at Wychwood Barns? When I first heard about it, I knew it would be absolutely perfect for my curious, nerdy, block-building and electronics-dismantling children. I’m really excited to take them! Maker Faires celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science […]
In this house, if you walk in the door, you’re likely to come under fire. Plastic train track becomes a rifle. Fingers shoot imaginary bullet after bullet. I thought I was going to be that parent who bans all guns and gunplay. I’m a peacenik, after all. It turns out I just don’t care that […]