Category Archives: family

Dr. Dad vs Dr. Mom

We’ve been at this parenting thing for 4 1/2 years. We’ve seen some gross things, gone through some embarrassing moments, endured heartbreak, and redirected, redirected, redirected. We sometimes give ourselves a pat on the back for our parenting style and then we walk into a bedroom with a multi coloured carpet created by lip gloss….

The Red Brick House

The house sits back from the road led to by a long gravel driveway. It’s red brick trimmed in red shutters and white siding, a big house with an attached garage and room for a big family. It’s where I spent time swinging from a rope that attached to the tree out back, its sturdy branches lending…

The Chair

The chair is a brown lazy boy. It sits in the corner of the living room and was a gift from my parents. It’s big and comfy, inviting, and solid. Its size makes it great for sleeping in, and molds to the person using it. That chair is our spot. And has been since she…

Because, Love… even when there’s Barf.

I’m laying on my daughters single bed with her while she lays with her head at my feet and jams her toes in my butt. Bedtime is my least favourite time of day. It was going good for a couple of months and then Christmas holidays arrived and she got an ear infection which changed…

Happy New Year

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Happy Holidays

The whirlwind that is Christmas is now over and we are relaxing among boxes and bags, tissue paper and tiny pieces of wire that keep toys in their places, and coffee, lots of coffee. My eyes want to close and Brian’s back and tummy are sore from the shellfish he accidentally ingested at a family…

Is it January yet?

This week we’ve been getting reports of our little miss not listening in class or at her after school program. At first I was all NO SHE DI’INT. And then I had a look around at the stores, the snow, the decorations, the tree in our living room, the Elf on the shelf, and remembered…

Why we do Elf on the Shelf

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Loving Las Vegas

Sunday we returned from Vegas, the city that doesn’t sleep. It was an incredible three days filled with blisters, flashing lights, sirens, honking horns, and boobs (not mine). I had won the trip through Cineplex and was so grateful for the chance to go back and experience the lights, sounds, beauty, and buildings all over…