Product Review: Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle

Product Review: Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle

Recently, I decided to reclaim my weekends. Between teaching and learning to teach, I’d been away many, many weekends in the past few years. With Babe now in Kindergarten, it was becoming very difficult to spend as much time with my family as I wanted to. So I’ve found myself, these days, able to sleep […]

Being comfortable with our discomfort

Being comfortable with our discomfort

We pretty much do everything to avoid being uncomfortable, don’t we?  I don’t know about you, but in the summer, I blast the air conditioner. In the winter, the heat. We avoid speaking the truth in a situation for fear that we might become… Uncomfortable. We can take medication at the slightest discomfort. Even a […]

Forget January, Autumn is the real new year!

Forget January, Autumn is the real new year!

I was in a yoga class the other day, and the teacher, Bram, was talking about how there’s a certain almost chaotic energy in the air at this time of year. I coudn’t agree more. For me, it’s like blowing wind, or even better, those wasps that are just everywhere these days! So I figure, […]

Jennifer Gasoi's new musical adventure. We love that Blue and Red Make Purple

Jennifer Gasoi’s new musical adventure. We love that Blue and Red Make Purple

My kids love music. They play the music we have in our collection (as I’ve written before, Babe’s fave these days is Tom Petty, while Bug leans toward Bob Marley). They make music with the instruments we have at home, whether it’s a drumkit, glock, trumpet, guitar or ukelele. And both kids have their own […]

Speak the truth! Speak your truth!

Speak the truth! Speak your truth!

Speak the truth. Speak your truth. Honestly is the best policy, isn’t it? We have this thing, in our house, where we try not to encourage lying. I think most people try to raise their kids that way, don’t they? But I mean more specifically, we encourage them to be honest when they’ve some something […]

It's about the journey, not the destination: Ice Age on Ice hits Montreal

It’s about the journey, not the destination: Ice Age on Ice hits Montreal

I realized, after making plans to see Ice Age on Ice at the Bell Centre, that I hadn’t ever even seen the Ice Age movies. My kids, however, seem to be very familiar with them. According to 5yo Babe, the Ice Age on Ice production is original, and not a live, on-ice enactment of the […]

How yoga can help us embrace change

How yoga can help us embrace change

I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence and So the days float through my eyes But the days still seem the same -David Bowie   Next week, Babe starts kindergarten. It’s not as though it will be her fist time away from me, she’s been babysat many […]

Hiking at Greenwich Dunes, PEI (6 of 7)

Hiking at Greenwich Dunes, PEI (6 of 7)

The sand is not red, but this beach is still magical. The last day of our trip was spent at Greenwich, and it was a highlight for all of us. We were fortunate to meet up with friends who know the island like the back of their hands. If it wasn’t for them, we’d have […]

Our night at Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (5 of 7)

Our night at Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (5 of 7)

Once we’d decided to take our vacation out this way, I tried my best to introduce Anne of Green Gables to my kids. A friend gave us the French version of the Emily of New Moon books and admittedly, I couldn’t read the first few pages with any sort of ease. Another friend lent us […]

Basin Head, sea glass and a Mouse's Lighthouse (4 of 7)

Basin Head, sea glass and a Mouse’s Lighthouse (4 of 7)

The rain started to sputter as our boat tour in Souris ended. But it was warm and the day was young. We were very close to the famous Basin Head provincial park, so we headed to it. We had the intention of walking around on the beach, but the second Bug saw sand, he took […]