a blog about parenting, home daycare, adoption and life in general.

Author: Megan Elford

Christmas

Backwards Angel

  I've always wanted to have one of those perfect Christmas trees like you see in magazine layouts, or on Martha Stewart Live, or in the homes of those amazingly…
Christmas

Before ANYTHING Else??

If I had a catchphrase with the church kids I've worked with over the years, it would be this: "What do we do before we do ANYTHING else?" And 10…
The Zoo - Kiddos and Other Wild Life

Mama Bear

*Warning:  The Words You Are About To Read Are The Disorganized Ramblings Of An Overprotective Mother* Sometimes it feels like I'm the only stay-at-home parent who gets dressed in the…
Achimok

That Place We Go …

According to family lore, my grandparents had a very eventful honeymoon. "Oh?" I can hear you saying. "How so?" The story goes like this.  After a beautiful ceremony and reception…
Adventures - Kid-Friendly Outings

The Caves

"As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from…
Achimok

The Expedition

This morning the boys woke up at the crack of dawn (or 9:00, whichever comes later) and announced that they were going on "An Expedition". "Where will you be going?"…
Momentary Clarity

The Moment of Beauty

She twirls in the kitchen, again and again, giggling and laughing while the world stands still.  Her lop-sided pigtails bounce around her and her bangs fall into her eyes.  I…
Achimok

The Moment of Decresance

I am sitting cross-legged in a green paradise, sun filtering through the trees above me, ants scurrying restlessly beneath me. I shift uncomfortably, not accustomed to the practice of just…
Achimok

A Moment of Identity: Tikinagan Child

**This was written almost a year after it happened, so my apologies for my faulty memory.   That said, this is the way I remember it … I am late for…
Momentary Clarity

The Moment of Unimportance

Today in the dryer I found 3 counting cubes, 1 guitar pick, 4 pieces of Lego, and 1 Marble Works tube.  Little Man has a habit of pocketing any and…
Momentary Clarity

The Moment of Need

This little baby, totally dependent, totally helpless, has been entrusted to me.  She knows nothing except her intense need for nourishment, comfort and rest.  She doesn’t worry about bills, politics,…
Momentary Clarity

The Moment of Protection

B-Boy is two, maybe three.  He is walking ahead of me as I push the stroller.  I am nervous, unsure about letting him walk this particular sidewalk. It is along…