Parties

A Cinderella Activity Day

I have a confession. Cinderella is one of my favourite movies. Admittedly you may hear this confession about several other movies as well, but that’s beside the point! I LOVE Cinderella! What’s not to love? Her life sucks. It’s sucked for a long time, but still she dreams. She dreams every night, and dreams through […]

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Goals | Self Improvement

Embarrassment, Failure, Growth

Recently, I submitted some of my artwork to the Strathcona County Art Gallery@501. I hoped people would like my work. I hoped the county would buy my art to display. I hoped for a lot of things, but beneath, and on top of, that hope something else whispered to me. Something whispered that I wasn’t […]

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Connection | Parenting

When Natural Consequences Don't Work

Sometimes children do things we don’t want them to do. Sometimes that’s drawing hearts and stars on walls, doors, floors. Sometimes it’s possible to over look the art work, clean it up ourselves, and move on without mentioning it to the child. Sometimes something more is needed. One of our kiddos likes to draw. On […]

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Goals

Wire Bliss

It’s taken some time. Everything’s taken time lately. The kiddos all had classes, keeping us busy almost every day the week. Party¬†prep followed by Christmas prep also kept us busy. Then there’s the time spent taking care of sick children and needy children. Ryan and I have also been working on a business plan to […]

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Uncategorized

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, […]

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Uncategorized

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, […]

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Parenting

Science! Or maybe it’s Art?

Nevermind. I think it’s just a mess. Oh wait! That’s how both science and art happen. By taking what you’ve got, combing them, trying different things, seeing what happens. If you use that definition, Cordelia is an expert at both science, and art. Almost every day we hear her plead with us, “Please, Mommy, can […]

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Parenting

Science! Or maybe it's Art?

Nevermind. I think it’s just a mess. Oh wait! That’s how both science and art happen. By taking what you’ve got, combing them, trying different things, seeing what happens. If you use that definition, Cordelia is an expert at both science, and art. Almost every day we hear her plead with us, “Please, Mommy, can […]

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