Halloween up North can be cold. Given tonight’s weather forecast I’ll probably nag my kids to bundle up- not that we’d let anything so inconsequential as even a snowstorm wreck our fun tonight. After all… there is candy to be had! Meanwhile, enjoy my extra-special Halloween poem. Halloween (Up North) Grab your parka, Snow pants, hat,… Read More Halloween (Up North): Rhyming Through the Snow We Go!
You reached the top… Scary drop Come on now, it’s easy! My stomach feels queasy. Would I ever lie? I’m too young to die! Are you a baby? Hmmm… maybe. There-down you glide! … I hate the slide.
Boredom with books. What a sad, sad thought: yet, when it comes to reading many kids are. I find this particularly horrifying because when it comes these treasures -as if this blog wasn’t enough of a giveaway- I’m an avid reader. Given the amount that I read within a single year, most people are flabbergasted… Read More Boredom Begone! Reading Enjoyment for All (Even You)
Crafty is trendy now… not that I’m complaining. Suddenly it’s slightly less weird for me knit in public or to keep cupboards overflowing with pompoms and popsicle sticks-at least I like to pretend it is. When I spend hours crafting a project (like a hand stitched dainty Cinderella mouse) the queries to my sanity are… Read More Crafty Powers: Not Just for Kids
Goodbye alarm clock, Hello sleeping in. Goodbye packed lunch, Hello ice cream on my chin. Goodbye homework, Hello park. Goodbye math class, Hello stay up ’till dark. Goodbye sweaters, Hello sun. Goodbye school… Hello fun!
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso Art is meant to be joyful thing. Too often though it’s reserved for children and the professionals. While almost any child I know will happily play (for hours on end) with paper and crayons, what happens to… Read More Making Art Happen: 6 Secrets of Success
Nothing like summertime to curl up with a good book and let the hours fly by. Especially if you have a hammock. That’s how I spent most of my childhood summer days. Perhaps that’s why my Mum (with five other children) always insisted we had a hammock. Probably explains our frequent trips to the library too.… Read More 10 Ultimate Summer Books: the Hammock List (for Kids)
Ahh, summer! The season to savour sand between your toes, slurp ice cream cones and play in the garden… if only I don’t go insane. Too often my summer days have been spent cleaning up messes and serving as the media police. As a SAHM I’m always at work, and from July to September this is… Read More Summer Survival, Part One
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” -Dr. Seuss Wacky and wild adventures… all from the comfort of home. The journey is greatly enhanced though whenever I take a tiny person along with me. It’s my favourite way to discover a new kids’ book,… Read More Wacky and Wild: Books of the Week
My thumb is more brown than green, but what I lack in expertise I make up for in enthusiasm! Like anything in the garden, it’s a process, right? Playing in the garden makes for some of the happiest, most enchanting memories from my childhood though. Raiding the berry patch. Observing ladybugs. Playing in the dirt. I… Read More How I Grow Green Thumbs, And You Can Too