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

The Table Project

I tend to be quite picky when it comes to kitchen/dining room tables.  Especially in my tiny kitchen.  There have been several tables -- the circle table, the black table,…
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Family Dinner

The table is set, the lasagna is hot, I need only to say that single word that will bring our family together for that daily ritual of eating, sharing, laughing…
Momentary Clarity

Not My Home

A couple of weeks ago, we crammed 5 duffles, 3 sleeping bags, 1 cooler, 2 bags of food, 3 bottles of sunscreen, 3 "keep-busy" bags, 23 dvds, 1 dvd player,…
Home Daycare

The Great Experiment

I love social experiments.  Hence, my undying fascination with reality tv shows.  That's why I try to avoid them.  They're like an addiction for me.  But that's not what "The…
Momentary Clarity

Bliss?

I live in Canada.  We don't have racism here.  Or do we?  I can't tell.  I'm white. They say ignorance is bliss.  And generally "they" are right.  But what if…
Home Daycare

Our Natural Playscape Experiment

My last post was about our Little World, an area of the backyard dedicated to the creation of miniature tableaus for pretend play primarily for our daycare kids .  The…
Momentary Clarity

In His Hands

I am sitting on a chair in a circle made up of women and mothers with many more children than me, many more years of experience and of wisdom.  I…
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I Saw You At The Store Today.

I saw you at the store today.  You said “Hey, how are you?” in that familiar tone.  You rang in my purchases with a smile and contoured cheekbones.  You were…