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  • Fun in the humidity!
    on Jun 2, 2014 in Uncategorized
    With our warmer summer weather, often comes some serious humidity. . For two nights last week it was super hot upstairs in our house and because I knew it wasn’t going to stay hot, and I worry about the environment, I didn’t turn on the a...
  • Get out of my way!
    on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
    I realized a while ago that I probably need glasses.  This means that I need to find the time to get my eyes checked.  I’m not sure when this will be, but likely not until school is over at the end of June. . Driving to a workshop yesterday,...
  • I give up
    on May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Last spring, as I do each spring, I went out to the garden nursery and spent some money on nice flowers to put in my flower pots.  I have pots on either side of the garage doors and one on each side of the stairs leading to the front door. By mid s...
  • Oh Brave New World
    on May 20, 2014 in childhood
    My oldest child, Paulina is 15 and a half.  As a teenager, she wants to do all the things that typical teenagers do, although luckily, no boyfriend yet! Would it be wrong to cheer? . What she does like to do, is go out.  A lot.  This weekend she w...
  • Time outs work!
    on May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized
    My little Gregory has gotten quite confident lately.  So confident that his coolness means that he no longer needs to do his chores after school, or listen to Paulina when she tells him to do them. . When Paulina filled me in of the trouble she was...
  • It takes a village
    on May 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
    My teenage daughter, Paulina, commented last night that certain of her body parts were itchy.  She said they were itchy and driving her crazy! . Then she commented that they must be growing, because when they itch, they grow. . I was puzzled as I ha...
  • I am a daredevil!
    on Apr 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
    I am something of a risk taker!  I know, I know, you would never have thought that about me, but every day, I take risks…and I am not referring to entering my children’s bedrooms or bathrooms each day-although that is risky behaviour too...
  • Wise words
    on Apr 28, 2014 in Uncategorized
    We recently were told that our 14 year old had won the ‘student of excellence’ award at school, for being so great.  Or, maybe it’s for leadership, being a good role model to others, community involvement and athletic and academic...
  • Sabrina! Throw down your hair!
    on Apr 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Sabrina has very long hair, and in my spare time (and every morning at 7am) I braid it in many different ways.  I watch videos at www.cutegirlshairstyles.com and follow the instructions.  Sabrina gets tons of compliments on her hair every day. We a...
  • Green is the new black!  Let me begin by warning you that if you are not interested in, and able to read about, or discuss POOP openly, you should find another blog to aid in your procrastination from doing something important  like dishes, or laundry. . Next, let me...
  • I am SO cool…aren’t I ???
    on Nov 10, 2011 in life
    I have been successful at gaining employment as a supply teacher at a local board of education. . Today I taught grade 5, and tomorrow I am covering a grade 8 class. . Almost 12 year old Paulina is absolutely horrified…She is afraid the student...
  • Random Act of Kindness Day!What did you do for random act of kindness day?   . Today, in honour of doing something nice for a stranger, I took my kids out of school and brought them with me to a local senior’s residence to serve coffee.  We brought the coffee-from Tim...
  • Hallowe’en treat addiction
    on Nov 2, 2011 in childhood
    My stomach is bloated like I’m about to give birth and my kids are constantly asking if they can have another treat and they even want to eat ‘just one’ for breakfast..Last year I found a pile of wrappers hidden in the bathroom, IN...
  • They know me well!!!!
    on Nov 1, 2011 in childhood life
    Hallowe’en has come and gone and yes, I have eaten more than my share of Starburst candies.  God, I love them. . My boys all went out this year dressed in disgusting and scary costumes that took no time from me as they were all store bought. I...
  • In the olden days….
    on Oct 28, 2011 in Boys childhood raz-kids.com
    Jeremy is almost 12.  Jack is almost 10. . We were sitting together the other night, reading before bed.  Jack had my laptop and was reading from www.raz-kids.com which is an awesome online reading source (you have to pay for it).  I was reading f...
  • Oopsiess!
    on Oct 26, 2011 in childhood
    As I like to modestly admit here…I am very smart. . I decided to make my 6 year olds Smurfette costume this year, even though we are moving, I’m volunteering four days a week and I’m taking an online teaching course at University of...
  • Chore boot-camp
    on Oct 23, 2011 in life
    Here is how you teach your kids to help out around the house: 1.  IMPORTANT-Put your house up for sale. . 2. Demand every family member make their own bed..perfectly. . 3. Demand every family member tuck in their clothes and shut dresser drawers pro...
  • No means no??Umm..I don’t think so!
    on Oct 19, 2011 in life
    My university age niece asked me if I would adopt her roommate’s hamster. . Welllllllllll….We already have five kids, a bunny, 2 hammies, a bird and 3 fish tanks so really, what’s another hammie? . So I mentioned the idea to my hubb...
  • Blast from the past!
    on Oct 13, 2011 in Boys childhood
    Mr.Mama came into the bathroom in his itsy bitsy boxers to brush his teeth and I noticed his chest had red marks all over it.  He had just come out of his brothers’ bedroom and said that they had been twisting his skin. . Purple nurples appare...
  • Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned!!
    on Oct 8, 2011 in childhood life teenage daughters
    Isn’t that the old famous expression?  Well, maybe I’m off a little, but this version fits. . My almost 13 year old Paulina is a typical teenager.  She wants to be with her friends all the time.  She thinks her family is lame and borin...
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