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The Inevitable

The longer I ride this train otherwise known as motherhood the more accustomed I become to situations and things that are inevitable. As a mother there is always the chance that I can prevent, try to...

 

Mohawk Memoirs

As you’ve probably noticed there haven’t been any diapers in our life for the awhile and I was told it was time to change the name of the column. I don’t think I’ve ever been so stumped. I...

 

With Mommy Again

As spring approached so did the deadline for Little Brother’s school days. He had been going to daycare while I’ve worked but now I’m finished. He’s been improving his speech with the help of...

 

Homebound

 We are on our way home now and the boys are so ready to see all their totas. For the rest of our time spent away from home we had great weather. Big brother got in his fair share of swimming and...

 

Diaper Diaries

It’s been a few days of vacation and the brothers have managed to amaze me with their savvy travel attitudes. Little brother who is a fast runaway kind of kid hasn’t been doing too much running...

 

Countdown

It’s been two years since we planned a big family vacation that included an airplane ride. We took the brothers to Florida back in two thousand ten when little brother was a tiny one year old and bi...

 

Break is over

Big Brother had all of last week off from school. It started the previous Thursday but two weeks ago he started counting down the days until he could sleep in and have free time.  I think it was a...

 

What I find

Being the mother of little boys, I have found my share of odd things laying around. And with it being a little bit warmer ou,t that list has expanded to include anything that could be brought in from...

 

March Madness

I’m sure everyone else has noticed the unusually beautiful weather this past week. The sun is shining and it has reached eighty degrees a few times. My boys have been so excited to play outside and...

 

The little actor

Little brother is very animated. With a look or using body language he’ll let you know what he’s thinking. He is talking more now and his words have become clearer but he is still a man of few...

 

His victory

Last week we had the opportunity to go rock climbing, indoors of course. My sister-in-law found a place in Ottawa that teaches it and has a full scale, every level rock climbing gym. Big Brother was...

 

Day Off

Every generation has its own kind of moms. My grandma’s was a stay at home brand and knew how to fix, sew, build, cure anything type. My mother’s generation was going to school after having or...

 

Changes

As it goes with kids, they keep on changing. Lately, Big Brother has taken on big boy responsibilities and a personality. He is growing up into this little man. He surprises me with how he reacts to...

 

Memories

My boys make a mess and drop food on the floor. Sometimes we’re in a rush and don’t sweep before we’re out that door. Other times they are sneaky and quiet. I know better than to trust that...

 

Teaching Rules

As painful and headache-inducing as it is, parents always have this ongoing battle with the “rules”. As parents we make the house rules, enforce the rules and limits, set consequences and listen...

 

The Ice

January is here and so is the colder weather.  My kids have been waiting for major snow fall but had only gotten a few inches that melt or blow away on them. The first time we got some really good pa...

 

Telling Mommy 'no'

This article is about Little Brother. He is my second son and is our baby and I’m very close to him. The difference with my second child was we weathered some rocky territory together. I had help...

 

Lies I've told my kids

We all do it, or I hope we all do because if not then I’m the biggest, meanest, liar ever. In the beginning of motherhood I would have never dreamed of telling a single fib to my kids. But when big...

 

Diaper Diaries

No matter how big, Our children are here to stay But our babies are not, I’m sad and sorry to say You’ll watch as they grow and learn everyday In the most remarkable and intriguing way We watch...

 

Boys with big hearts

In my younger years, I imagined that I would have a daughter or daughters to raise and dress. When pregnant for Big Brother I started to get scared that it would be a girl and had my heart set on a...

 

Candy Nabbers

Halloween was a fun night for the boys. Big Brother was on a mission to get as much candy as he could. He came home from school with a few bags full. By the time we hit the road it was getting dark...

 

Brothers

My boys have had their days. One bugs the other regularly. They get along, share, then they have their disagreements. A few minutes later they make up and are friends again and of course the cycle...

 

Pumpkins, Spiders and Ducks

Sunday we got chilly weather but we spent the afternoon outdoors. But before we could head out we found a surprise in our family truck. A stray cat from the neighborhood had weaseled its way in...

 

Around Town

This past weekend couldn’t have delivered more beautiful weather. Sunday our family drove out to Upper Canada Village for something different to do. When the weather is nice we usually hit one of...

 

High Alert

I would like to send a message out to moms of more than one or two kids. I know some with four, five, six or more children and I just want to say good job on keeping your sanity intact while simultane...

 

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