School At Home

My husband and I talked about a lot of parenting “things” when we were first together.  We discussed all about how we raise our children, what kind of parents we wanted to be and about “their” education.  As most of us know, our...

Tomato Plant

So what does a tomato plant have to do with everyday parenting?  Well, for me quite a bit. My littlest one LOVES cherry tomatoes, he’ll pretty much eat them everyday. At the beginning of summer, when I was shopping at Costco, we browsed their outdoor plant...

Yes, I'm important too!

I love my family.  I am so thankful to be the mother of my three children and the wife of my husband.  I am blessed with lots of people and family in our lives.  My husband and I have been able to work things out so I could come home from work and focus on our family....

One on One Time

Recently, my older son and I have just returned from a four day trip.  He was playing in a tournament and we decided that it would be good for just one parent and him to go.  Yay for a mom trip and yay for warm weather, sandy beaches and other moms to socialize with!...

Stage not age

Wouldn’t it be nice if each child came with their own instruction manual?  One that would change with the child, a constant relevant reference?  If that was available, I would sign up to get one.  I’d even pay for an update each time it came out.  The...

Overloaded

Today was one of those days.  Well actually, overall it was a good day.  Both of my boys went to camp and my daughter was in summer school.  I was able to spend a WHOLE day with my best friend.  I so needed this girlfriend time.  We had a fantastic day shopping,...

Love wanted

If you have been reading my blog posts, you will know that we have 3 children by adoption, all with varying invisible disabilities.  One of our children has been affected by childhood trauma. Before they arrived in our lives and came home to us, they had years of...

Family Road Trips

Summer time is here, which means family road trips.  I love going on road trips and taking in all of the scenery that our beautiful province has to offer.  Also it makes for some great memories.  We’ve been on 2 road trips so far this summer and have another one...

Anniversary

I’d like to wish my husband a Happy Anniversary.  16 years!! Who knew where we’d be and what life would have looked like when we first got together. I can’t even remember what my expectations were when I first got married.  Life has taken so many...

Puzzles

As I sit here writing, I reflect what it’s like to raise a child that has experienced trauma and other disabilities combined. Often I think of it as a big jigsaw puzzle, one that you’re working on but never get to see the picture first. So really, you...