DIY Painted Quote Vintage Road Map

Sometimes I buy things – like road maps – because they’re amazingly retro. But then they just sit in a drawer forever until I finally decide what to do with them. Some I will eventually scan the covers to make enlargements of. But a couple of these, I finally decided to paint one of my fave…

Alphabet Fishing – A Rainy Day Adventure

  Today we had a “snow day”, which these days translates to more of a “potential freezing rain pity day off”. Did the kids sleep in? Of course not! Unlike every other day in their lives, the only day they could have slept in and they didn’t. Which left us with a very large window of…

Wasteful Kids, Tasteful Smoothies

Want to know a secret? Promise not to tell..? We are standing by a wishing well.. Actually we’re not, well you may be, but I can assure you I’m no snow white. Don’t let the pale skin fool you. Or the fact that I actually feel like I’m cleaning up after and feeding 7 small…

Soaking up some Sanity

I gazed upon my freckles and bruises on my legs tonight in the bath. I even pushed out my belly so far my vagina disappeared over the mountain, I grabbed my legs in big handfuls and then slunk down into my tub with a sigh staring at the specks on the ceiling of the shower….

Dinner Time.. Fun?

  I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. How I get my 3 year old to eat at dinner time. It was not too long ago at all really that dinner times were a nightmare, Dad and I each taking turns spoon feeding a 3 year old completely capable of feeding…

We took the plunge!

Anyone else out there potty training a toddler? Oh good, I’m not alone in this one. Today we began our potty training adventure. My son is just over 18 months old now and has been giving me subtle hints that he’s nearing the days of pull-ups and potties. I know nothing of studies, nor do…

Moments of Slipperiness

  Things always find away of getting busy. Once one holiday/birthday/event/I-need-to-just-veg-out day has passed, you’re somehow already onto the next and there’s no time to catch up. Before you have kids that passing never had such a huge impact on your life, it’s just a natural progression that you take for granted. Once you have…

The Art of Letting Go

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson You know what I do exceptionally well? Procrastinate. I never knew why I was so freakin’ good at it until I was diagnosed with a handful of not-so-fun-things. One of them being post partum anxiety and…

Let’s Talk

  Tonight was an amazing milestone: My first back and forth conversation with A. It’s funny when you can have a moment and realise right after it’s the first of it’s kind. I always tell myself, children are amazing (both as an attempt at sanity and as a truth)! Once they’ve learned something they don’t…

Oh Hi Again!

Hey all! Sorry for the unexpected hiatus. I’ve invested in a new computer and am ready to delve back into the world of blogging! Hope you all enjoyed your summer, we had an awesome one this year! The perfect send off to my oldest munchkin starting school this year!

We’re going on a Treasure Hunt

I don’t know about your family situation, but mine is a little bit nuts (the good kind, of course!), as in we have a large family full of.. eccentric, yet amazing, people who love each other dearly and birthdays can be kind of a big deal (especially first ones!). Now, being the lingerers of the…

Am I a “Momster”?

My daughter was a jerk! At least that’s what I thought. I would ask her nicely and she wouldn’t listen, so I’d yell. Strike fear in her tiny heart then she’d listen for sure, I thought. That just wasn’t the case. Instead, she just became more of a jerk. She turned from this well mannered little…