Archive for 'good things'
Did you shop the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this weekend? I mean, why not, if you needed something that was on sale. My big purchase items were a Skylanders starter kit for the boys, and a new oven for all of us (well, mostly for me). The mall parking lot was a terrible […]
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
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
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 […]
The big kids have gone back to school! But what is there to do with your toddler or preschooler? Mine spent today at the library and park and then had a nap. But there will be times when someone needs to turn on the TV to keep him occupied for a few minutes. And at […]
Can’t deny it much longer. Only 9 weekdays of summer vacation left, and then I have to worry about school lunches and snacks again. It’s not *too* much extra work for me, since I have one child who packs his own lunch (note to self: train the other one soon) and it’s not like they […]
I’m obviously very powerful because a month ago, I wished the heat of the summer to go away, and it did! Additionally, my children got back to sleeping in until 7:30 or 8, and Prince George was born eventually, so yay me. But most importantly, the summer has averaged at about 23°C and it’s been […]