Thud! Head Meet Concrete

At the end of the day it feels awesome to focus on the great parts of the day. No matter how bad a day is, there’s always something good to look back on. I want my children to grow up focusing on those moments. We try to show them the bright side of life’s events,…

End of Year Home Visit

In our province, homeschoolers have a lot of freedom, but at the start and end of each year, a homeschool facilitator comes to our home and discusses our plans and how our year went. In other words, today we got to totally brag on our kiddos! It felt GREAT!! How many times have you wanted…

Happiness of a Full Day

Somedays get going as soon as you wake up. One thing, then another, and next thing you know, it’s dinner time, counters are covered in dishes, dishwasher is clean, and there’s no food anywhere to be found. You look around, and can’t help but smile at how wonderful the day was. So you turn on…

Channeling my Inner Rapunzel

Sometimes you wake up in the middle of the night, exhausted, happy to go back to sleep. Only to have your two year old say, “Two O’cwock Mommy!” while pulling the blankets off the bed. That’s his way of saying, “The sun’s awake, so I’m awake!” Luckily it wasn’t really 2 o’clock, closer to 7. But I…

Time to Build the New

Every day and every family has it’s ups and downs. Right now we’re really working at paying attention to the ebb and flows of our lives so we can make a conscious effort to change how we react to each other and  make a conscious decision to look for and find magic, not just wait for it…

Wire Sculptures

I still haven’t started the baby gift yet, but I found a new love of the week! Wire sculptures!! I had so much fun creating this, and can hardly wait to try again! Several years ago I saw one on pinterest, followed the link (Fantasy Wire), and fell in love. Between distance and cost, there was…

Thursday, let’s roll the dice!

I enjoy table top games. I started with Games Workshop as most people do, but when Warhammer began to die out in my area I wanted to find a new game to play. This was about three years ago, at the time I followed a certain Mr. Malorian on youtube, turns out he also played in…

Sleepless Nights Bring Magical Days

Okay, I know what you’re thinking: Sleepless nights suck and don’t bring magical days.And to a certain extent you’d be right. Except we’ve decided we’ll choose to have a magical day anyhow. More often than not, I’m tired and feel I should get at least 3 more hours of sleep a night. Some days, like…

Kiwi, Koala, and Tinker Crates

Everyday for month our children ask us if their crates have arrived yet. Everyday, they ask if mails come yet. Almost everyday, they’re disappointed. But today they were ecstatic, their crates arrived! In seconds they had all of the crates open and the contents quickly spreading across the table. I think they were excited 😉…

Allow myself to introduce… myself

Hey there! I’m Ryan, husband to Sarah, father to Ella, Agatha, Cordelia, and Brom. I’m going to be throwing my hat into the blog once in a while. My posts will mostly be focused on the renovations around our house and some of the more technical things we do like playing games and editing videos. I…

First buds of Spring

There’s something utterly magical about emerging from winter into spring. Brushing the dust off and stepping into he garden for the first time in months. I didn’t step out for long, and as soon as today’s snow stops falling, I’m hoping to be out there again, but what I found in my spring garden  leaves…

Self Care Leads to Unforgettable

While waiting for a flight to take off, the flight attendants go over the safety instructions. “In the event the oxygen masks drop from the ceiling, put the mask over your own face before helping your companions. You cannot help anyone if you’re unconscious.” It makes sense. And it’s something many parents need to remember…