I love helping my friends.

I found this little gem in our youngest sons school bag yesterday. Our children are in French emmersion in a small rural school. The teachers are fantastic and surprise us parents with art work and projects from precious ( autocorrected word but it fits so nicely I will leave it there! ) previous was what I meant to say, years.
What a sweet little boy he is. It says :
I love to help my friends
When was the last time you went out if your way for a friend?

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Where would you sit? How to Let Go and Live Life In the Front Row

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Where are you seated on this roller coaster ride known as life?
Do you often throw your hands up and squeal and live life to the fullest?

 

Or do you complacently sit around, with out much outward expression?  Do you hold yourself back from taking a moment to enjoy the little things in life?  Are you closed with your emotions?  Are you more reserved?

If you prefer the back row, why not take a ride in the front seat for a change? 

Give it a go! 

You won’t regret it, I promise. 

 

If you want to but aren’t quite sure how to let go keep an eye out for my How to Let Go and Live Life In the Front Row Blog series soon to Premiere.

Where ever you may decide to sit, we’re all together on this ride, called life. 

Please leave a comment in the comment section of this post so I can keep you updated to the first segment of this series.
Thanks!

Pancake Hair

So Eden, my daughter, wants to cut her hair to her shoulders. While we were on a walk I asked her if she was sure and why she wanted to cut her hair and she simply said ” because then when I turn to talk to someone when I’m eating pancakes, my hair won’t get all sticky and syrupy from touching my plate.” 8 year old logic at its finest.

 

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Eden cooking pancakes up at the cottage

 

What are some funny and humorous things that your kids have said!?

Open When…

Relationships and communication with our young people, no matter the stage of growth they are in, can at times seem daunting and confusing.

One moment our children want our love, cuddles, encouragement and support and the next it seems that no matter how we try to approach our children they will have nothing to do with it or us.

Just when you think you’ve mastered the steps of their new and complicated dance the music suddenly changes and you are left feeling left footed, unprepared and clumsy all over again.
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Ruling the Roost

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If only it were that simple!

So my 18 year old daughter has moved into her very first apartment.  The first one of the bunch to be living on her own.

She is on her own despite my encouraging her not to….encouraging her to wait….encouraging her to attain the finer things while living at home…..but to no avail.

Why is it so challenging for us to remember what it was like to be young and eager to be independent?  Is it because we have faced and long forgotten the misery and joys that come with first apartments? The good old days of eating Ramen noodles every night because it’s all you could afford?  I was so excited to be on my own for the first time that my room mate and I Continue reading

Children that Read

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My children have finally become willing, engaged readers!!

 I know isn’t it so exciting??

My son Noah is really loving the Big Nate book series and my daughter Eden has fell in love with Ivy and Bean.  I love seeing them pick up a book to read on their own.  

I had a family member mention that Big Nate was comic bookish and not advanced enough for my son (he is a strong reader he just never had the desire to read for leisure) but you know what?  He loves these books.  He is keen to read and for me that has been what I have been waiting for. 

If your child wants to read, encourage them to do so, what ever the reading level!

It’s National Hug Day Today!

It’s National Hug Day today!

We love hugs in our household.

Even our veggies like to hug!

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The carrot hug

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The Squish Adam Hug

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Bickering

Do your children bicker?

Good Lord, help me.  Mine do.  And I know, I know all kids do.  Especially when there are three children in very close age proximity. (been there, done that, this is my second ‘batch’ of them)

But sometimes I am absolutely dumbfounded about the petty (to me) things that my children choose to bicker about.

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A little something-something on the side.

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I have this imaginary game I play with myself called Mom of the Year and every time I do something I know will ‘wow’ the kids I give myself some imaginary ‘points’ and this gets me excited!  I love that the only person I am competing with is myself.

This will give me points even after they’ve left home!

I came across a web site with these fantastic recipes for convenient meals that you can prepare on the weekend.   Weekdays you grab a meal out of the fridge or freezer and throw it all in the crock pot.   It takes the worry and stress out of a parents concern on whether your family will be eating healthy meals at night especially with the many unforeseen time hampers during the busy workweek like unexpected stops at the wine store.

To check out the awesome crock pot recipes and bag prep visit Mommy’s Fabulous Finds

Since I currently stay home I don’t have much of an issue with this.

What it did get me thinking about is my many teenagers that are soon to embark on moving on with their lives *tear* and attending college and university (some of them will stay close’ish’ to home – an hour or 2 car ride away but still wanting the ‘full college experience’ aka freedom, aka dorm, aka big bucks *tear*) Continue reading