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I’m Hungry: Fondue Fun!

Dust off your pot and get out the skewers – it’s Fondue time! A family favourite in our house that always gets the kids eating platefuls of meat, fish and veggies. My youngest calls it a “fun-do” and she’s right since it certainly is a lot of fun to do! As a healthier option than the standard heavy cheese and ... Read More »

Bookworm: Making Friends

  When I first started thinking about the book selections for this month’s Bookworm post, I was planning on doing a spring theme. But as I looked through different books, I quickly changed my mind. Although it’s more obvious in some cases than others, there’s an important theme woven into the stories of many children’s books: friendship. This month’s post ... Read More »

But Mommm: Pals

During a typical bedtime routine at our house, our six-year-old tends to get the last cuddles of the night. One night this week, as I drew the nuances of my day on her back with my fingers, I was struck by how much older she suddenly looked to me. So struck, in fact, that I stayed there lying next to ... Read More »

But Mommm: Food

Some of you may be aware that our family is currently participating in Today’s Parent magazine’s Healthy Family Challenge. For just over three months, myself and two other Moms from across Canada are blogging weekly about our efforts to plan better meals and engage in more family-oriented fitness activities (http://www.todaysparent.com/blogs/healthy-family). Meal planning has always been my challenge. I hope that ... Read More »

Are We There Yet?: Spring Maintaince Tips

Don't underestimate what spring weather can throw at you and your vehicle.  First sign of spring: robin or pothole? Either way, while you're probably glad to leave the thrills of winter driving behind, it's important not to overlook the fact that spring brings serious driving challenges of its own. Check out the tips below to get you and your vehicle ... Read More »

Bookworm: Reading wth Reptiles

From skating and sledding to art camps and puppet shows, there was plenty to do in Halifax this March break. But if our visit to the Discovery Centre was any indication, thousands of kids spent their break exploring our city’s museums. Right now, one of Halifax’s most popular exhibits seems to be the Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo presentation at the ... Read More »

But Mommm: Daredevil

Our loving, sweet, funny, adorable son is a daredevil. When this trait first started to appear about six months ago, I’d laugh it off with a stereotypical comment about boys. “Wow, little boys really are different,” or, “Now I understand what everyone says about little boys being so active.” As time has worn on, though, I’ve come to realize that ... Read More »

But Mommm: Reflections on Motherhood

Our regular guest blogger Deanna is out this week so I thought I would jot down a few of my own notes about motherhood. Not about how much I love being a mother. Not about how much I appreciate all that life has given me. Not about how much fun it can be when you really just relax and enjoy ... Read More »

Let’s Decorate: Easy Playroom Makeover

My playroom needs some serious sprucing up. Last year we finished our basement. When we began, it was only concrete – not even studs – and so in the end, we got a big new family room area and my girls were left with a huge room that is entirely their playroom, nothing else. Since the space used to be the family room ... Read More »

But Mommm: Sleep

It never fails. Just when you think you’ve finally gotten to a point where maybe, just maybe, sleeping patterns are getting consistent in your house – they change. Again.   From a sleeping perspective, the last six to eight months have been pretty great for us. Of course the kids have woken up during the night at times but there’s ... Read More »