Category Archives: Raising Kids

Reading to Big Kids 2 (Charlotte’s Web)

The web seems to have brought me full circle. When I was pregnant with DD2, I loaded up my MD player (yes MD player!) with music by Sarah McLachlan, after all I wanted something soothing to help me through labour. … Continue reading

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Reading to Big Kids

The kids are bigger now and I actually have time to myself, but I sort of got out of the habit of writing this blog. Maybe I should come back. When the girls were little, I read to them a … Continue reading

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Canada Day

Happy Canada Day. It’s hard to have a big celebration over here when Canada Day is just another day so since last year, I decided to combine pancake night with Canada day. The girls loved getting the money but most … Continue reading

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Dollhouse V

I finally gave up! Every time the girls go near the dollhouse, I’m screaming at them to not touch it so I guess it really is mine after all. So I sat down one night and designed a really simple … Continue reading

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Best Toys for Children

  As the old joke goes, "you spend a fortune on presents for the kids on Christmas and a half hour later they are playing with the boxes."  This gets parents laughing simply because it is so TRUE! I have … Continue reading

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not aMUSing

As my name suggests, I am a mom. This is in itself a source of constant things to post about, particularly if I post every other odd view of life my eldest seems to have. The unfortunate thing about all … Continue reading

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Do your best

The newspaper relay   It was the kids "Sports Day" today. I have never been to a sports day for kids over 6 but I HAVE been very impressed with the sports days I've seen for kids 6 and under. … Continue reading

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