Teaching remembrance

Two red poppies - Lest we forget

Across the country we join together in remembrance for those who championed freedom, both in word and deed, for the love of country, people and a healthier, happier future. Lest we forget. If you’re wondering how to explain Remembrance Day to a little one so they start to understand the concept, here’s the conversation I […]

5 {honest} tips for teaching kids about Holiday giving

DD is not sure why DS showed up...ever.

As my 2.5 year old daughter (DD) gets older, it’s really fun to watch her tear through wrapping paper when opening Holiday gifts. Doesn’t matter what’s inside really, could be a pony or a dog biscuit, she’d receive it with the same amount of shrieking and shredding. We celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas in our […]

Defining “mommy instinct”

You know how your mom always knew stuff? She knew where to find your missing shirt, when you didn’t do your homework, and how you put on make-up and hiked up your skirt as soon as you got to school. If you’re a mom now, you’re starting to understand this gift of prediction and perception. […]

DIY: 5-minute pinless poppy badge and wristlet

As Remembrance Day approaches, I wanted to share with you a couple of designs for pinless poppies that can be worn as a badge or wristlet. This is a poppy craft that you can do with your kids or for yourself and your kids. If you like this craft, please share us on Facebook, Pinterest […]

An oasis of reflection (sometimes sarcasm) and finding something to smile about

When I was 12, I swore that I would write a book one day – a complete exposé on the injustices of my childhood….mostly centred on why I wasn’t allowed to date, hang out at the mall or watch movies. Twenty years later, with a two and a half year old daughter of my own, […]