Category Archives: education/learning

The Best of Both Worlds?

Today was an important one. I’m an elementary teacher and March 1 was the deadline to apply to work part-time for the upcoming academic year. Before I go further, I must say that I am very thankful that I have … Continue reading

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Dancing Queen

For Christmas this past year, instead of giving Eva a material possession, we paid for 6 months of “parent and tot” creative movement dance classes. I’m thinking maybe this might become a tradition. I know she will get tangible gifts … Continue reading

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Art Attack

Who loved this show growing up? I was obsessed with the daily undertakings of the British artist on this show, especially when he created a huge scale piece of art out of simple objects like articles of clothing! Art is … Continue reading

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“Be Prepared”: Ways to use Toddler Backpacks

Growing up I attended the Girl Guides of Canada program. The motto of this group, aimed at teaching young women life skills for the real world, is “be prepared”. Now a mother, I always think statement lends itself perfectly to … Continue reading

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How We Got Our Newborn to Sleep

While visiting our best friends this weekend to meet the newest addition to their family, I started thinking about our life this time last year. Our little lady was just one month old and we were surviving by sleeping when … Continue reading

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First Birthday Gift

For Eva’s first birthday we wanted to get a gift that will grow with her. My neighbour friend bought a book rack or “brack” from Pottery Barn for her baby to display and store all of her books. Living in a … Continue reading

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Crayola Beginnings Tadooles Review

A few weeks ago, just before she turned one, I gave our little lady crayons for the first time. Although she kept wanting to put them in her mouth, after multiple warnings and encouragement to apply them to the paper, … Continue reading

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