Connection | Parenting

Time and Attention

Right now our family is so busy with classes, crafting, and renos, I have few moments left over for anything extra. But my children often find themselves with nothing to do except notice all the moments I don’t spend with them. Agatha’s really felt forgotten a lot lately. Eight going on nine is such a difficult age […]

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Connection | Parenting

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 […]

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Adventure | Parenting

Autumn

There is nothing so wonderful and joyous as autumn in Alberta. The brisk air, warmed by brilliant blue skies and sunshine, wrapped in an earthy musk that lightens the step and quickens your pulse. Before the snow hit, our family took the time to get out and enjoy one of the gorgeous forests in our […]

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Celebrate | Connection

Fighting Fear with Love

I feel a depth of emotion about today that I haven’t experienced since that day 15 years ago. That morning I had a Stats class. Our prof didn’t think any reason was good enough to not pay attention. I cried. We all cried. I don’t think she knew. After class, I spent time in Sub […]

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Adventure | Parenting

A Spoonful of Sugar Makes me a Better Parent

Sometimes children do the strangest things. Sometimes you have no idea why they do what they do. Their brains just work differently than an adults. I can handle that. But somedays nothing I do or say seems to make the day run smoother. They yell, fight, cry, scream, and that’s just the beginning! When our […]

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Celebrate

Birthday Traditions

It isn’t everyday a person turns eight years old. In fact, I’m not even sure she’s really allowed to turn eight already! But she assures me that’s the way birthday works, so I’ve got to believe her. Today, after eight amazing years our little baby turned into a bright your lady in the blink of […]

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