Doing art with kids? There’s no need for distress- Unleash your creative beast! (Just prepare for a mess). Creative Corner Scribbling madly On the wall, Sketching wild Down the hall- Why should my Mom Get so mad? It’s the best time That I’ve had! Weather It Out So stay tuned readers, There’s more jolly… Read More Creative Corner: An “Artistic” Poem
“Every party need a pooper.” That’s what my Mum used to say whenever one of us misbehaved at a festive event. It’s only as I’ve grown-up myself (well, more or less) that I understand what she meant. I just never expected it to inspire me in a poetic sort of way. Nothing throws parents into… Read More Party Pooper: Free the Festivities One Rhyme at a Time
Crockpot… slow cooker… call it what you will, but this trusty appliance is the hero of home cooking! This is hygge delight at its best my friends-it just took me far too long to realize that. Cozy, yet simple. Happiness in the everyday. That is what hygge is about, and a crockpot is all that… Read More Crockpot Comforts: Slow, Steady & Scrumptious
Marshmallow… yet another one of those scrumdiddlyumptious words. Kids, adults, we’re all guilty of loving these delicious little sweet balls of fluff. Me and my family are no exception. Especially my son Seth. As a toddler every night we’d have the same conversation. It went something like this: Seth: “Mum! Know what I want for… Read More Marshmallow Pancakes: A Yummy Poem
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