The Significance of the Candy Cane

The other night while reading one of our books for our book advent calendar, I learned some interesting tidbits about one of our treasured holiday treats, the candy cane. The book we were reading is called “The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favourite Christmas Candy” by Lori Walburg. The story…

Sick Kids = Exhausted Mommys

Doesn’t it just break your heart when your children are sick? My Big Boy came home from school on Friday and was acting pretty normal (well, normal for him anyway).  He asked to play his “cool math games” on my laptop and I let him.  (Yes, he loves math.  He is going to be a…

My Christmas Wish List

I saw this on another bloggers website and thought it would be a neat idea to make my own Christmas wish list. Dear Santa, I know it has been a long, long time since I wrote you a letter.  I am a mother now so my main priority is my children.  However, I have a few…

My Life with Boys

Here are a few things I have learned living with boys. 1) If you own anything nice, they won’t be nice for long. 2) A toddler wielding a mini hockey stick while throwing a tantrum packs a punch. 3) Even at a young age they will eat you out of house and home. 4) Unexplainable…

Our New Christmas Tradition

I posted that I was going to try something new this Christmas – a book advent calendar. Every night before Christmas, we are reading a different Christmas/holiday story as a family. It’s such a great idea. As a former librarian, I love it. I was so super excited to try it with my children! However,…

Magic Santa

If you have kids, you really need to visit the Magic Santa website. The website is located conveniently at magicsanta.ca. This website allows it’s visitors to create a very unique and personalized message to their children, or even to an adult, from the big man himself, Santa Claus. I created a video for my two boys…

Sweet Child O’Mine

You can sure tell when your kids want something badly by how well behaved they are. Our oldest has perfected this art. “Oh, Mom, let me take your cereal bowl and I will put it on the counter for you.” “That’s OK Mom, I will get that for you.” “I cleaned my room and made…

Do you have a Bucket List?

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”  Helen Keller I have always wondered what I would put on my bucket list.  Especially around the time that the movie, The Bucket List, was released.  BTW, I still haven’t watched it. And now that I just finished the book, The Next Thing on My List by…

A Bookish Advent Calendar

I came across a very neat idea for a unique advent calendar. Check out BOREDMommy’s post called An Advent Calendar for the Whole Family. I am going to try it with my boys.  I went through the books in our house and gathered about 10 Holiday and Christmas themed books. As I am about 15…

Giving Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving Day for our southern neighbours.  Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Although we celebrated our Thanksgiving Day last month I still would like to write a few things that I am thankful for this year. I am thankful for my husband.  He supports me in whatever I chose to do.  He’s always there for…