Category Archives: family

The Big Five

This weekend my little love turned five We celebrated with cake, fun, presents, and friends. Zip lining, rock climbing, ball pits, and blow up castles. Wore those kids right out! The big kids too…   So much fun and guaranteed to leave everyone needing a nap afterward. Which I might have planned. So as we…

Amost 5

I hugged her way too tight and wouldn’t let go. She asked me to. I didn’t want to and asked if I could hang on just a few minutes longer. It would be one more sleeps until she was 5. 5. FIVE. No matter how I wrote it the number seemed impossible. I remembered her…

The Stealey Kid

She looked nervous and shifted uneasily as we packed our things to go. I could see her being protective over her bag and asked her several times what was wrong. Nothing, she had said, she was just checking her LeapPad and fixing the case, she reassured me that she was fine. Right. I knew that…

Penis – It’s Not a Bad Word

She coloured quietly at her easel while Brian and I talked, wisps of red and purple going across her page, shapes forming. “Pennie!” My daughter exclaimed, out of the blue. “Pardon?” What was she talking about? “You know, penis.” Well, obviously. She looked up at us and stopped colouring, “but we can’t say penis, it’s…

Evaluating Kindergarten Friendships

We sat on the couch, side by side, like we often do, her hand in my hair for comfort, while she chatted about her time at her nannies, her friends, and going back to school after the March Break. “Mom, sometimes I let Emma* butt in front of me, but I don’t mind, that means…

March Break

My heart leapt into my throat as I turned on to our road. I had left something behind… our daughter, she wasn’t with me and it was a school day! I needed to pick her up! Didn’t I? No… no, I reminded myself, she was gone for the week and I didn’t have to go…

While You Sleep

Rest easy knowing I craddle your heart in my hands I hold your fears with mine And watch over you while you dream You are my light I fight for you Sleep, my love For tomorrow will be here soon Thank you for Sharing Related Posts:The Big FivePenis – It’s Not a Bad WordIt Took…

It Took a Tent

Since dragging her tent up from the basement and putting it in her room our daughter hasn’t needed the attention at night in order to go to sleep that she once did. I used to lay beside her while she played with my hair, we would talk about her day, and she would drift off…

Let the Shattered Pieces Fall

Just when I thought the feelings had dissipated and I might be on the mend a flash of a baby’s hand and a sweet foot came across my computer screen and I was swept away, back to December when my heart was torn from my chest and I was left disappointed, heartbroken, and lost for the second time….