What did I learn this week?

What is the deal..?

What is the deal with comment spam?  Does it ever actually work?  Well, luckily the comments to this site are moderated, so you don’t have to answer that question.  But, I am still left wondering…why?

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”

I read this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson today and it made me think again about how the inability (or unwillingness) to communicate how we feel, and to read and respond to others, negatively affects our relationships, especially with our children. I was raised in a family which values conversation and interaction. Yes, talking, talking, […]

Summer swimming

The drop-in playgroup that I normally take C to is not running for the month of August, so I signed her up for two weeks of daily swimming lessons at one of the local recreation centres. She has taken some preschool classes before, but none without a parent, and this class is supposed to be […]


I found this interesting article online about unschooling.  Well, it is interesting if you are interested in unschooling…

Advocating for number 1

There are a lot of advantages to living in a multi-generational household that includes grandparents. The most immediate and obvious being that there are two extra sets of hands around! It also affects the learning process of parenting. Instead of having a voice inside my head saying, “hmmm, you probably could have handled that a […]