Archive of ‘Baby Brain’ category

My March Break Plan

I admit it: I’m in a funk. A “for the love of Pete, is this winter never going to end?” funk. We’ve got a great routine of classes for the girls, play dates, my college classes, cleaning, and errands and I’m just getting tired of the same old, same old. I have high hopes that the time off at March Break will allow us to break free from our routine and shake things up with some out of the ordinary activities that will help all of us to have more fun and make the best of the tundra we’re still living Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Canada vs Sweden Gold Medal Game

Like many Canadians, we were watching the gold medal game on Sunday morning. Ashlyn decided to get artistic and draw us a picture of it! In case you’re not sure, team Canada is red with green skates, team Sweden is yellow with red skates, and the red blob on the left is the goal with a blue-helmeted Canadian goalie with yellow skates sort of lying in front of it. I thought she did a great job! Read more [...]

Dreaming of Summer

Am I the only crazy person trying to plan out my summer when it’s still the middle of winter? While the girls are still having fun playing in the snow, I am so done with the cold and snow and amount of effort it takes to do anything! The summer programs fill up so quickly (FYI fellow Ottawa residents, the Spring/Summer recreation guide goes live on February 20 and you can start registering on March 3 at 9 pm for swimming and March 5 at 9 pm for the rest of the programs) and I don’t want Read more [...]

What We’re Reading: Picture Books

We’ve always been regulars at our local branch of the Ottawa Public Library, but now that I’m taking a course specifically about children’s books, we’re spending even more time than usual reading as a family. These are a few recent picture books that have inspired a lot of snuggles and choruses of “let’s read it again”! Red is Best by Kathy Stinson – a classic story that I think every parent can related to; it doesn’t matter what item you’re talking about, red (or in our house, pink or yellow) Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Skating

Ashlyn is really into winter for some reason this year. I’m not a fan of the cold, but I remember how much I loved skating when I was little so after a trip to a used sporting good store to get myself and Ashlyn some skates, we headed out one mild Saturday afternoon to have some family fun. By our third time out a few weeks later, Ashlyn was skating all by herself! I love seeing the pride on her face when she masters a new skill. She’s still pretty wobbly but hey, so am I! Read more [...]

No Excuses

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but somehow over the past couple of weeks a new motto seems to have taken hold my brain. Things are getting easier, in some respects at least, in our family life. Even when trying to keep things manageable, life gets crazy with one child at school, extra curricular activities, classes for the toddler who turns 3 (!?!) in two months, and my college courses, not to mention my husband’s work/exercise/social schedule, but there are no babies in this house any Read more [...]

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