Christmas Wrap With Kids

I don’t know about you but I’m generally a bit of a scrooge when it comes to elaborate gift wrapping.  Hours spent on decorations and bunting and garlands and spray painting pine cones that will be used every year – YES.  Hours spent on wrapping a present that will end up being ripped apart and […]

Thanksgiving 2014

So Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone…but it’s American Thanksgiving today so I thought I would retreat back and share some snaps from our Canadian Thanksgiving celebration! I reckon having people over for dinner is one of my most favourite things to do.  The preparation, pouring over recipe books & food blogs, buying in food, […]

Parenting: On Saying ‘No’

The other day at breakfast Levi asked me for a straw. “Sure – here’s a straw.” “I WANT TWO STRAWS, MUMMY!” He exclaimed. “No, Levi.” Just like that.  No.  Conversation shut down. Then the proverbial s&*^t hit the fan.  He really got himself in a state.  “I DO WANT TWO STRAWS.  MUMMY, I DO. I […]

Flow Magazine

When we headed away for our anniversary we stopped in a little Irish village for lunch and popped into a book shop. My reading life has gone completely down the priority list since having a child.  I just can’t get my act together.  I don’t know what it is.  Maybe it’s because my job is […]

Anti-Slavery Day – Remembering Radu.

It’s easy to detach ourselves from reality when it comes to big global issues – AIDS, poverty, human trafficking.  Statistics, even stories can blur into the ether of our moral conscience; shocking us, moving us, but often only for a moment.  The moment lasts until the next wave of numbers, information hits our brain.  We […]

Exhaustion & Gratitude

I haven’t had much motivation for blogging recently.  I’m really tired. It’s like that round here – priorities are well…being prioritised.  For now it’s work and family.  Sometimes those two are balanced badly, but I’m getting there.  Aren’t we all.  I figured it wouldn’t hurt to jot down some reflections over this busy time to […]