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Wordless Wednesday – Ashlyn’s first haircut

When Ashlyn was born, she was bald. She stayed that way for a long, long time. She turned 2 before I could even put her hair into teeny baby pigtails, but in the last year her hair has gotten longer and thicker and, well, crazier. That’s my fault – crazy, curly hair is in her DNA! 2 weeks ago I managed to convince her to get her very first haircut. We went to the salon that I go to and once Ashlyn determined that the hairdresser was only going to take a small bit off (probably less than half an Read more […]

Travelling with kids survival guide

Ah, summer. Mornings at the park, playing at splash pads, and lots of time in the van making the rounds to visit family spread all over the country. Our average trip takes us 6 hours each way (or longer, depending on the number of bathroom breaks and the amount of traffic and construction that we run in to) and we make that trip at least 4 times a year so I’ve compiled a few of our survival tips to try and help our my fellow travelling mommies this summer. They aren’t rocket science but the trips Read more […]

Wordless Wednesday – Star Wars Identities

Since we’re big Star Wars fans in our house (as evidenced by Rowan’s Star Wars birthday party and our Star Wars cookies), it’s no surprise that we bought tickets for the Star Wars Identities exhibit at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum as soon as they became available. We all had a lot of fun and the girls got to pick a toy from the gift shop at the end which they wanted to play with as soon as we got in the van. The next day Rowan was playing quietly and when we went to investigate, this Read more […]

How to make the coolest sandbox ever

Step 1: Mention that your current backyard sandbox is getting too small for your kids; when a friend suggests having your husband build them a new one immediately go online to find the most perfect plans for a sandbox with built-in seats that turn into the lid. Step 2: let your husband see your children crammed into their current sandbox. Step 3: show your husband the plans the next day, try not to fall down from shock when he goes right to Home Depot to get the supplies. Step 4: admire Read more […]

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