My youngest daughter has a birthday this week. In the crazy business of travelling to a conference last week and then coming back just to gear up for March break, the party planning process got put on hold. Yesterday I booked her party, at a local martial arts studio she loves, and quickly filled out […]
I am torn writing this and I hope that some of you can help. One of my daughters is extremely vulnerable to bullying. She’s a super sensitive gal and very bright and creative and she sings amazingly well. But at school, it seems every year we have at least one child who picks on ours […]
In the list of life’s big decisions that have to be made as a parent there can be little that is quite so weighty as the choice of school for your child. Private or public? Catholic or home school? French immersion or English language? French first language? Home school? The options, costs and geographical restrictions can have […]
Happy Valentine’s Day to All My Friends and Minglers!
(Ainsley in the sweet hat a little boy gave her) (I wrote this one over one year ago and held onto it, but I wanted to share it with my readers this weekend as Disney On Ice blew through London and we again went to see it. This years I spied a couple of Moms crying […]
I write about adoption often. I travel and speak occasionally in different areas of the world about adoption and advocating for your child and other things like that. So adoption is a word that is heard often in our home. Not so much in the past year maybe, but that’s okay. I know that there are peaks […]
This video gets me every time. Adoption Awareness Month has come and gone, but children still wait. This Youtube video posted by the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) says it all. There are still 9,200 children waiting for forever homes in the province of Ontario. If you have ever thought about adopting or […]
My children have both given me hundreds of proud moments. They both excel at something. My eldest is bright and talented and pretty much every year from the time she started school she has won awards. Student of the month. Check. A’s in every subject. Check. Friends. Check. She is a beautiful smart and creative overachiever. […]