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 [...]
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 [...]
I'm a big believer in trying to make what you have work instead of buying something new. Sometimes it's because you just can't get the same quality from a new item. Take this classic 'beauty' of a chair (that's me at 1 week old with my mom) that we had reupholstered (photo of newborn Ashlyn taken by Carol-Ann Photography); it's 30+ years old and still one of the most comfortable chairs I've ever sat in.
I'm trying to get brave enough to tackle DIY reupholstering our dining room chairs that we Read more [...]