Where is it?

“Mo–oooom!!!  Moo–oooom!!”

Where is the sensor in the bathroom, that warns my family that I am unavailable for 5 seconds and chaos should begin immediately??


And how do I turn that annoying thing off!??


Hiking with tots


One must always wear the correct gear for a hike through the forest.

20170426_170731 If at all possible, rain boots, worn on the wrong feet, are ideal.  Of course pajamas are a first choice… when nothing else is clean.

20170426_171035 A prom dress is good for air circulation, and when your four year old will not wear anything else.


Being mindful of safety is always a priority when hiking with small children, so do be sure to help them find giant sticks.

20170426_171834  Make sure you have an infant strapped to you at all times.  Because, it is not a true adventure if your little one isn’t shrieking while you scramble up the side of a steep valley…. while chasing another toddler.

And of course, no hike with little ones would be complete without at least one full meltdown.

Just another day in the life of a mom trying to keep her kids away from screens… if only for a couple of hours.

Sugar and Spice and everything nice…


Breakfast: the girls and I had a curious conversation about the current prospects for women in the workforce. They decided to personally contribute to the advancement of their gender by becoming a mermaid and a princess.

On the way to school, Elise had a big burp, which turned into throwing up all over herself.  Nothing a few wipes can’t fix.

I had a few minutes between appointments, so I decided to luxuriously apply makeup.  Of course this happened in the driver’s seat of my minivan, while I was nursing.  Luxurious nonetheless.

Came home, and in the time it took for me to brush my teeth, the girls took down every single coat, snow pant, rain coat and vest from the hall closet… and hid all the shoes and boots in there too.


What kind of special joy does the afternoon hold?  I won’t hold my breath… but maybe a basement flood??

Kidding!  But I definitely see a glass of wine in my future.

2 year olds

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2 year olds are the best because:

They can go from hating you, to your best friend in under 30 seconds.

They can do everything “by myself!”  It may take 4 hours, but they are going to put their pants on without your help!

Laughing is their favourite hobby.

They still think they can steal cookies without you knowing… yes, honey, I have absolutely no idea why you are dragging that chair across the floor to the cupboard.

The worse curse word they know is the “P” word for potty.

But my favourite thing about 2 year olds is that a sticker or bubbles can still solve just about any problem!