When the gap is small

My third boy was born just shy of his older brothers first birthday. For four days I had two under one but at totally different stages. Their older brother had turned three just one week before. While I did hope to have kids fairly close in age, I never intended to have them all THAT close … [Read more...]

Peace Work

At the end of June, the kid's school put on an Art Night for the parents and community. Each student from every grade showcased a favourite piece of artwork they had done throughout the year. The kids were excited, especially my little guy in Sr. Kindergarten. He couldn't keep it a surprise and … [Read more...]

The Time of My Life

I grew up in a sleepy little town where nothing ever happened. If you were looking for some fun, you needed to head out of town. Every weekend, except one. My hometown adopted the Victoria Day weekend as our own, at some point in history and from that year on, we threw ourselves a party and out of … [Read more...]

Brothers make the best of friends

Despite any amount of teasing, shoving and not sharing in the household, my boys are actually the best of friends. They love to joke and laugh together, usually over something about a fart. As much as it annoys me, it definitely makes me smile to see them building a bond that will last their whole … [Read more...]

It’s Official, I’m Great!

With a nephew in his 20's, I've been an Aunt now for quite a few years and like to think I'm pretty good at it. But thanks to this little cutie, who was born just days before Christmas, it's official. I'm great! Meet my brand spanking new Great Nephew! Making me a pretty excited Great Aunt … [Read more...]

Someday I’m going to marry you

"Mommy?, Will you sleep with me?" my youngest asks as he toddles into the room Often this is just a good stall tactic at bedtime, but tonight I could see he was in need of some extra cuddles. So I tucked him back under his covers and crawled in behind him. "Mommy, I'm so in love with you", … [Read more...]

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