Movie Night: Up

I’ve been so excited to write about this movie, it holds a very special place in my heart. ❤ I could talk about the details and nuances for hours, but tonight I’m going to talk about how much fun our family had watching this movie and the activities related to it. We pulled out our…

So Busy, So Happy!

Our life has been so busy lately, but such a  good busy! Some of you already know that I’m creating more and more wire sculptures, and selling them! It’s been pretty amazing! The desire to create with wire crept up on me last year, and then it just took over! I’m spending all free time working…

Snow-free Snowman Activities

The weather around here’s all over the place. One day it’s -30C, the next it’s melting. But melting didn’t improve the quality of our snow, the wind hardened crust got thicker and stronger as it melted, then refroze. There’s till plenty to do outside in our snow, but building snow people isn’t one of those…

It’s a Disney Life

To pass time while we wait for winter to be over, we’re starting our 3rd annual family Disney Movie tradition. Each year we plan a list of Disney movies to watch (yes, sometimes we add other movies as well). With each movie we add a couple activities that we do together as a family during…

Hibernating in our Cocoon

It’s been so cold around here lately! Cold enough to turn boiling water into snow. Cold enough that our poor puppy, Moana, hasn’t wanted to go outside without her parka. Cold enough that all we’ve wanted to do was stay inside and never leave. We skipped violin lessons so we could stay home huddled under…

Fostering Connection

It’s not always easy to foster connection with the people we love. Sometimes we’re tired, hungry, stressed, or just worn out. Connection isn’t always easy, but it’s always important. This week I’ve found myself connecting more by stepping back than by stepping toward my children. We went swimming this week. Brom wanted to learn to…

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,…

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…

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…

While Mommy’s Away

Last Saturday Sarah spent the day at a gala rehearsal, in a town 3 hours south of us. I stayed home with the kids and took over. Emotions were flying high for all of us. I was worrid because the new tires for the van hadn’t come in at the shop to be installed and…

Stepping Toward Unforgettable

Yesterday, Ella woke up and wanted to make a souffle. I didn’t have milk. We needed to be out the door by 10:30. Normally I’d tell her no. Normally I’d give her a list of all the reasons why cooking wasn’t happening. Instead I took a moment to think about making every day unforgettable. Then…

in and out of a day

The weather around here has been up and down and all around over the past few days. One second it’s gorgeous, the next there’s thunderstorms and hail. Earlier this week I had to turn the furnace on, and now I’m hoping we don’t cook alive. Through all of this, we’ve been super busy, of course. A…