I hate xyz days at school

A month ago it was pyjama day at school. In February. In Canada. It was -20 and most kiddos probably suffered frost bite from being poorly dressed. Crazy hair day was the Friday… Continue reading

Habs girl in a Leafs world

It’s been 331 days since No.31 #CareyPrice was in net on home ice during a regular season game. I’m not there. I wish I was. I’m at home watching the game on my… Continue reading

Don’t insult your peaches.

Over on Full of Graces, they wrote about canning and baking peaches. And they quoted  a car tunes favourite, Peaches! It was a great post about seasonal food and feeding friends and kiddos… Continue reading

Unofficial Ribfest, Part 2

A couple of years ago, we hosted a “Backyard Ribfest” for the end of school/long weekend. Friends brought salads and we made the requisite ribs, beans, coleslaw and grilled corn. It was delish.… Continue reading

Let’s kick off the summer of pork.

I’m not a fan of pork tenderloin. It’s too dry because it has no fat and everyone overcooks it sticking to the belief that slightly pink pork will kill you. It will not,… Continue reading

It’s hot outside.

It’s hot outside, 34 to be exact. Last week it was half that at the beginning of the week. Crazy right? Here’s what I’m not going to do: I’m not going to sleep… Continue reading


R turns ten in 26 hours. Every year I put together a little photo collage that makes me sob, convinced that I’m a terrible mother to this gorgeous, smart, and kind little/big girl.… Continue reading

National Food Days

Let’s put aside the fact that I’m proudly Canadian and live in my favourite country in the world where we only “celebrate” (barely recognize in a subdued fashion) one National Food Day on the… Continue reading

Cleaning House (Actual house cleaning)

A few weeks ago I wrote about how it’s really hard to get a grip on clutter when you are a family of five that spends a lot of time at home.  A… Continue reading

Cull the books – lose the memories?

We are a reading family – from my precious hardcovers, to Mark’s paperbacks, the youngest’s board books, the middle-y’s graphic novels, and the oldest’s growing collection of fantasy and mythology based novels. Late… Continue reading