Archive of ‘Lifestyle’ category

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – First Snow

On Sunday morning, the girls were eager to get outside and play in our first dusting of snow. (yes, they’re playing ‘hockey’ with golf clubs) Then they woke up to this today: Ashlyn was off to school despite the bus cancellations, delighted to be able to play with her friends outside in all of this wonderful snow at recess. Rowan made snow angels and played happily in the snow for over an hour while I shoveled. Here’s hoping they’re still this excited about the snow in March! Read more […]

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