Browsing Category : the kids

I Grew Magic in My Womb


Although motherhood is hard, and we all like to share the “realness” of it, I thought I would explore the other thing we feel. I’m talking of the awe, wonder and unconditional love for these amazing beings we created. Every day, my kids see and create magic. Since a poem seemed the most natural way to explore these feelings, here…

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Ways I Make My Life Easier as a Disorganized Mom.


Sleeping Beauty woke up singing to birds and full of promises for her future. This is what I pictured as my mom life. Full of ambition and promise for my little ones- my whole worlds, my hearts! I would wake up singing to my baby and fall in bed, exhausted but looking forward to doing it again. Blue dresses would twirl around my calves as I mopped and tended to the baby’s laundry and rocked her back to sleep. It would be a tiring but magical and fulfilling time.

Instead, having a baby was disorienting and exhausting, without the singing of birds or pretty dress swirling around me as I efficiently checked off my to-do list. My daughter and son were, are, and will forever be my whole worlds, my heart, but it isn’t always that straight-forward, is it?

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Explaining Puberty to Isabella


When Isabella was 9 years old, I explained a little bit about puberty and a lot about menstruation. The book “The Girl’s Body Book” helped me out with wording and with illustrations. It was important that Isabella had the facts, since some of her friends might be getting their period or going through puberty early! I wanted her to have the facts before she heard any scary misconceptions.

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The Time Hunter Cried at a Wedding.


It wasn’t until the first dance of the new couple that the emotions of the day really hit him. Speeches were done, dinner had been served and then they announced the first dance of the Mr and Mrs.. When the couple hit the dance floor and the love song started, Hunter came running back to Josh and I, silently weeping.

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“School, Already?”


Does September and the beginning of school feel like a new start to you, too? What if you don’t have kids- is it the same for you?

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Cute Snack Ideas For Your Kids


This guest post from Personal Creations will have you looking forward to picnic lunches, summer snack choices, or…. to making your kid’s school lunches in a month’s time! Snack time is so important for keeping you and your kids’ energy going through the afternoon. So, why not have fun with it too? There are lots of cute recipes you and…

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My Kids And Music


My kids came out as independent old souls with their own opinions about everything- including music. I feel that I am less their teacher and more their guide through this life. I have asked other kids why they like the music they listen to. They say things like, “Oh I love listening to it because my dad does and we…

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Entering the Tween Years or How Can I Stop Time?


My daughter has become a tornado of ideas and emotions, seemingly overnight. Her favourite sentence is, “I know that already!”. We have officially entered the “tween” years. And here I thought I had more time. I believe she is raging with hormones already and it won’t be long until we have a full-fledged tween/teen monster on our hands. She is…

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Hunter’s Thoughts On Heaven


Hunter has an interesting theory on heaven. He has thought deeply on the subject since his friend died in Grade One. Since then, his interest in history and mythology has grown. He is at a high reading level and has gobbled up books on both subjects all year. As a result, he has his own ideas on heaven. Lately, he…

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