So I Don’t Forget
Parenting

So I Don’t Forget

I must have the worst memory in the world. Sometimes my husband will say things like, “remember that restaurant we went to years ago, when we travelled to …“. And, I have no clue what he’s talking about. Most of my memories are sporadic and broad, the fine details mostly non-existent. It’s something that has…

Breakaway
Parenting

Breakaway

One evening after dinner, one of my twins turned on the docking station in the kitchen and madly pushed buttons on my iPod. She landed on a song that made me stop in my tracks. “Isabelle! It’s our song!” “I know Mom”, not looking up from her book as she sat on the couch. “But,…

Rainbow Loom Chaos
Parenting

Rainbow Loom Chaos

  It started on Christmas Day after gift opening – Rainbow Loom Chaos! FYI, the included instructions are no help whatsoever. So, my tip is to take it to the internets folks. It’ll save you some time and frustration. Once Isabelle learned the basic rainbow loom bracelet, she has been on a loom-making-mission. Hundreds –…

Thankful
Parenting

Thankful

  This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada. There was 5 whole days off school which made me long for Summer holidays, already! Thanksgiving and the sappiness that comes with the glory of sleeping in again made me think.  I am Thankful.  For days spent in pyjamas. The gathering of family to enjoy a…

Nine
Parenting | Photography

Nine

  Last week my daughter turned nine. I cannot believe we are almost in the double digits! We had her pool party on Saturday, a fun Monster High themed birthday. The cake turned out amazing, as did the decorations. Take a peek at my post here for photos.  Also, in a prior Wordless Wednesday, I…

Letter From My Daughter
Parenting

Letter From My Daughter

  Isabelle, my sobbing after reading this letter you gave me, had made you so worried and confused. On this particular day self-doubt and feelings of Motherhood-failure ran so deep it was suffocating. You saved the day.     {copied word for word, from Isabelle, 8 years old} Dear Mom and Dad You guys are…

Lifestyle | Parenting

Perfect Timing

  Ahh, parenting! With just 2 days left of school for Isabelle, this is perfect timing. A ruined pair of shoes. Black shiny dress shoes with sparkles. Fit for a Princess. Not just for parties and special occasions, my Belle can be seen wearing shoes like this all the time. Even to school. They were…