I finally joined Instagram a couple of weeks ago (you can find me using my notjstbabybrain handle) and I've been sharing some pictures of my experiences during Ottawa's 'snowmageddon'. We had a record 51cm of snow fall in about 12 hours yesterday and it caused quite a lot of chaos! This was yesterday:
Winter wonderland #ottawa #snowday #snow #hateshoveling #doyouwanttobuildasnowman
A photo posted by Stacey Arthur (@notjstbabybrain) on Feb 16, 2016 at 8:42am PST
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Valentine's Day in on Sunday and we're up to our elbows in crafts around here! I was able to help out in my oldest daughter's grade 1 class one afternoon last week and my task was to help the children create yarn hearts. It was messy, and sometimes a little frustrating to get the yarn to stay put when we were trying to create the heart shape, but the project was a hit over all and this is how my daughter's heart Read more [...]
As I mentioned last week, I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with two of my oldest friends, both named Amy (one is the fabulous Amy in 613, the other is a saint - ok, a high school teacher, but I believe that's basically the same thing) at the gorgeous Fairmont Le Château Montebello in Quebec over the weekend. As you can see in their picture above, the grounds are nothing short of stunning when you pull in!
Our room was perfect for the three of us, with two double beds, a Read more [...]
This picture was taken in the summer of 2014, when my oldest friends, Amy in 613 (though we usually just call her Amy), Amy and I had our first girls weekend. Actually, I suppose that's not entirely true. We've been friends since ninth grade (and they've been besties since they were 4!), and we shared an apartment in university, so we've had our fair share of adventures together, but that was the first time since I had my daughters that we had all gone away somewhere together. We chose the gorgeous Read more [...]
PBS Kids has new DVDs to get kids thinking about some of our favourite things: sharing (ok, this may not be a child's favourite, but it is a very important lesson to learn and reinforce), exotic animals, and books of all kinds!
"Caillou Learns to Share" - Caillou discovers that sharing his things with the people he loves always turns out better in the end. From teaching his classmate Clementine his special art technique, to taking turns at playing "conductor" with his friends and family, to Read more [...]