I'm gonna come out and say it- I am NOT a morning person by choice. So, of course, I was blessed with a child who loves to wake up early. It starts off quietly. I hear some movement and I whisper to myself oh please no. Then I hear umgedigadigo... I think to myself - Okay … Continue reading Daily Rituals: Part 1- Coffee
There’s a reason that “Old MacDonald” is the most beloved song for babies and toddlers. Children love animals. But your little one’s unlikely to cross paths with too many different species besides dogs and cats (and the occasional mouse) in his or hers everyday life. Your best bet for animal education is to go on … Continue reading Old MacDonald Had A Farm….
I wrote this post in my head a thousand times before I finally decided to take the plunge and actually write it out. In my head, I would try to explain why it has taken me so long to come back and how it happened. Honestly, It happened slowly, missed one day of blogging, okay … Continue reading Why I Unintentionally Took A Blogging Break
We’ve all heard of the Man Cold, right? You know, when grown men act like toddlers and the world ends because they got a sniffle? For the sake of full disclosure – as a man and a husband, I have most certainly experienced a Man Cold. The six words that strike fear into the heart of … Continue reading My Wife Has A Cold! Help!
Lady Butler, My love for naps knows no bounds. I nap anytime, anywhere. One of my favourite places to nap is your lap. It's been one of my favourites since I was a kitten. I know I'm adorable, soft and cuddly. I also know that you find it hard to keep your paws to yourself … Continue reading Feline Fury: The One About Naps
I met my daughter's best friend through a picture. My husband and I were coming home from an off the grid weekend in Boston. As we got into a taxi heading home I turned my data on to see a flood of text messages and pictures. Did you see the pictures I sent over? P.s … Continue reading My Daughter Has A Best Friend And It’s Not Me
I've been meaning to write a post about the sibling bond and what better day to explore that than national siblings day! Going down memory lane brought me to the following five points. And so, Ode to siblings! Babysitters? Pfft you got each other My sister is 5 years older than me so we always … Continue reading 5 Things All Those Close With Their Siblings Know To Be True
I was sitting beside my wife in the delivery room as a nurse attempted the Epidural administration. It’s an unpleasant procedure that forces a large needle into the spine via the lower back. As the tube was shoved home, my wife began to close her eyes, grasping on the bars of her bed. It was … Continue reading Gross Isn’t It?
The bond between a grandchild and a grandparent is so very special. While the excitement of a newborn may cause some grandparents to"forget" about your very clear and concise instructions when caring for your child, it doesn't make it okay. We all know that setting boundaries with our children might pose challenges, but nothing prepares a new parent for telling … Continue reading Setting Boundaries With Grandparents