Moana!

Spoilers!! * * * I warned you!! 😉 We had no doubt we’d love ‘Moana’. After all, our puppy’s named Moana. But we had no idea how much we’d love this movie! First, best line EVER!! (may be misquoted) “You’re a girl, on an adventure, with an animal sidekick. You’re a princess.” 😀 First, the…

A Great Advent Calendar Idea

Advent is a special time of year for our family. We mark the coming of Christ each evening with the lighting of a candle and a blessing. But as important as those family traditions are, there’s a less religious tradition our children look forward to all year long: The advent calendar!! Each day they open…

It’s a Colourful World

A couple times a year I order a giant amount of craft supplies from Crayola. We usually get economy sized paint, plus a few items we normally wouldn’t buy. Today our order arrived and we have had so much fun playing with all the new colours! Ella was super excited to get ‘grown-up’ pencil crayons,…

I’m the Angry Mom Yelling at Your Kid on the Bus

TRIGGER WARNING: Hints of sexual assault, rape culture Today something happened while we rode the bus, something that hurt my heart and my head so deeply it took me almost 20minutes to stop shaking. We got on the bus near a high school, just as school ended. Several high school students piled onto the bus,…

The Reason My Daughter is Afraid of Milk

We’ve been reading the most amazing series together as a family, “The Incorrigible Children” by Maryrose Wood. If you haven’t picked up these books before, please do! They’re so much fun to read, and very educational! Just last night we discovered you can use milk to write secret messages to each other! Of course today…

You don’t Know What You’ve Been Missing

Oh Boy! I didn’t realize what I’d been missing! And my children had no idea because 2 of the 4 had never had it, and the other two were too young to remember the last time they had popcorn. For a few months now Ella had been reacting to something, but we had no idea what. We…

Different Sides to the Same Coin

We homeschool our children, we try to unschool them. I say ‘try’ because sometimes I get a little nervous and pushy. But, over all we follow our children’s lead. Sometimes that means workbooks and learning apps, sometimes that means hours on pinterest or reading books. Over the past few days it was so much time…

The Journey isn’t Over when Cancer’s Gone

Originally Posted to Facebook May 2015 I finally had my first post chemo appt. The first appt since surgery. I finally found out the results. There was no cancer to be found. Yay! So now I have to decide what to do next. Typical course of treatment is to take a drug called tamoxifen for…