Parenting

Unforgettable Happens Here

The problem isn’t fighting. It’s never the fighting! Okay, if it gets loud, the fighting might be a problem. But mostly the fighting will pass without incident. Children learn how to solve future social problems through their childhood fights. They practice disagreeing and trying to compromise, or not. But ultimately fighting can be really beneficial for children. The […]

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Finding Magic Amongst Tears

When I was diagnosed with cancer, our friends and family rallied around us, supported us, lifted us up, in the most amazing way. With their love and support having cancer wasn’t near as difficult as helping our children navigate life with a mother who had cancer. All four of our children are still really affected by […]

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Abernathy

Sometimes I get the itch to create, and then I can’t stop. Sometimes I should create one thing, but something else takes my interest. I should be making a baby gift for a friend, but instead this little guy needed to be created! Say hello to Abernathy! A delightful little guy that loves to  sit in […]

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Making Memories and Messes

Day one of unforgettable was exhausting! lol Swimming, skating, climbing, playing, mess making, and so much laughter and love! This was only our 3rd time on skates and everyone did amazing! Ella and Agatha both managed to skate without the balance pusher thingies (totally their real name, honest!). Cordelia practiced falling an awful lot, but […]

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Waking up with Magic

Every year since I was six or seven, I’ve been to Disney World. My children have all been every year of their lives. Except this one. Unless something miraculous happens, we won’t make it to Disney this year. There’re a ton of reasons, and money is one of those reasons. But the biggest reason is love, […]

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Parties

Under the Sea Party

Come along and Follow me, to the bottom of the sea!      I may have created a monster (or 4), first the Inside Out party, then the Harry Potter party, now they all want themed parties with activities and decorations! My dream is to create parties that look amazing and where the guests all have […]

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Harry Potter Party

  Reading Harry Potter together as a family opened the door to a wonderful world of imagination. It also fuelled party ideas in a way we’ve never experienced before! I pulled ideas from so many places! But my favourite was from Bryt at my new favourite website! One day I’d love to throw an epic level party like […]

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Parties

Inside Out Birthday Party

Head Ruffian here and I’m so excited! I’m turning 7 and my parents gave me the best birthday party ever! And they promised me a kitten when we come home from Disney World! I wanted an Inside Out themed party so my parents made all kinds of food and decorations. It was so much fun! EMOTIONAL […]

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Mining for Diamonds

Head Ruffian here! Our countdown’s doing fine today. It’s actually quite fun! We watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We have a giant sandpit in our backyard. My mom hid pretend diamonds and precious stones in our pit and we all worked together to find them. My older sister, the head Thug, found the […]

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