What did I learn this week?

My family is my career

This post was reprinted on Home Learning Victoria. I remember when I first told someone that I was quitting my job to stay at home and raise my children, their response was, “Why?  I mean, it’s not like you don’t have an education and no other options?”  This person honestly could not understand why on […]

Here come the holidays…

So, the holiday season is upon us, and Solstice and Christmas will be here before you know it. C is enjoying watching the original animated version of the Grinch twice each evening. If you are wondering why that cartoon still looks good, its because Dr. Suess wrote the screenplay, and was intimately involved with the […]

Where does the time go? And when does it come back?

Now there’s a question all parents must ask themselves. But seriously, how do people ever have time to do anything when they have children? I am constantly in amazement when I hear people rattle off the activities they are planning for the weekend – playdates, birthday parties, swimming lessons, dinner with friends – sometimes all […]

We now resume our regular programming…

Ok, so I have been on a bit of a hiatus from blogging since we went on our road trip to California. No need to say anything about that since Corey has thoroughly documented the whole trip! I’ve been feeling so overwhelmed lately and unable to get anything done that takes more than a couple […]

Goodbye Mountain Buggy; hello Joovy

A couple weeks back I decided that it was sadly time to part with my beloved red Mountain Buggy stroller. I bought this stroller before C was born and it was my one really exspensive spluge item. Although C didn’t think much of it at first, she eventually warmed up to it – at about […]

Thank you for buying our toxic plastic

All I can say about this latest post on Enviroblog is YIKES!

The look of love

One of the things I love about children of all ages is that when life is good, it is REALLY good. You can see on their face the absoluteness of their happiness. They feel good in their bodies and in their hearts. I think we would all like it if we could recapture the freedom […]

Pee etiquette

This morning we headed off to Beacon Hill Park to meet with our Wednesday morning “hiking” group. When we arrived, C told me she had to use the toilet, so I said I would take her before the group headed out. On our way, one of the other two moms in the group arrived with […]

Early mornings

Every parent has to turn into an early riser. Children just don’t sleep in — or, not very many of them do and not very often. I’ve never been someone who sleeps in a lot, but even I would prefer to get up at 7.30 am — no earlier. At least with the summer months […]

Crafty mamas

In the March/April 2009 issue of Mothering magazine there is a great article about five crafty mama bloggers who make all kinds of neat stuff – sometimes even for sale even if you don’t want to take the time or are not inclined to make it yourself. Anyway, I thought I would post about these […]