Family, Life, Motherhood/Parenting

Tea With My Girl

I know it's after Mother's Day, but I had to share the marvelous Tea my daughter made for me.  It was phenomenal! We had planned to have it in a Park on Mother's Day, however the weather was a little too unsettled to risk rain dampening our parade.  Besides the fact that Bethany would have… Continue reading Tea With My Girl

Family, Funnies, Life, Motherhood/Parenting

The Love of a Brother

A friend of mine recently returned from Florida, and it sparked a memory.  It’s one of those classic memories guaranteed to make me laugh. In 2006, I took the kids to Disney World in Florida. We stayed at Disney’s All Star Musical Resort complete with restaurants/cafeterias and swimming pools.  We of course visited all the… Continue reading The Love of a Brother

Family, Funnies, Motherhood/Parenting

National Jelly Bean Day!

Who da thunk it! A National Celebration I can really get behind! Today, April 22nd, is known as National Jelly Bean Day!  Well, at least in the United States…but I can dream…it is listed occasionally as a Canadian celebration apparently too, so…I’m gonna take up my banner and do my part. 😊  I LOVE jelly… Continue reading National Jelly Bean Day!

Family, Funnies, Life, Motherhood/Parenting

Traditions

I was thinking about Traditions the other day and realized how many ‘traditions’ actually revolve around food. No wonder we in North America have such issues with weight, or unhealthy eating habits. And I, of course, followed along. I never considered myself a great baker, but my daughter on the other hand is an awesome… Continue reading Traditions

Family, Motherhood/Parenting

Secret Places of Peace…or Not

This blog has a lot of pictures…mostly of my daughter.  I made photo albums for all three of my kids this past Christmas, and of course, gave them the best ones…kinda like Mom always eating the burnt piece of toast! As Bethany lives 30 minutes from me, and the boys live in another province, I… Continue reading Secret Places of Peace…or Not

Family, Life, Motherhood/Parenting

Framed Memories

How many times in life do we wish we could have a ‘do-over’?   Ohhh, if life was like the games we played as children, it would be so – much – easier. When Ward and I decided to move, we therefore had to pack, which involved going through everything. I don’t really mind the ‘going… Continue reading Framed Memories

Faith, Family, Motherhood/Parenting

In the Minds of Babes

Have you ever watched a child play? It amazes me what must be going on inside their mind. Like crawling; they wiggle and squirm and then eventually figure out ‘if I just get that one knee under me’. Or when they grasp the visual and tactile concept of matching a shape to the hole it can… Continue reading In the Minds of Babes

Funnies, Life, Motherhood/Parenting

Avoiding Eye Contact

As a general rule I usually smile at people I don't know, compliment someone if it seems appropriate, talk to another Shopper, or to the Wait Staff, Security Guards, whomever.  It drives my children crazy.  Taking a page out of my friend Karen's book...'Now that I know something could embarrass them, I may tend to do it more.'  Remember going with Morgan to… Continue reading Avoiding Eye Contact

Motherhood/Parenting

Mom-Hood: What Every Executive Wishes They Could Do

I was chatting online today with a new mom.  She's lacking sleep, her baby was fussing in the wee hours...for hours.  I remember myself feeling exhausted, discouraged, frustrated, thinking I just don't have what it takes.  Her words were, "Seriously good for moms who can handle dealing with their kid for 4+ hours while they randomly… Continue reading Mom-Hood: What Every Executive Wishes They Could Do