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Just learning life's lessons

I have been told and have passed along the saying myself, “Don’t make plans when you have kids,” or is it, “You can’t make plans when you have little ones.” I’m not sure, all I know is...

 

Friends and Fun

This weekend the boys had lots of company. On Saturday Little Brother had his cousin by for a visit and they got along pretty well. The usual amount of toy snatching and snack stealing didn’t go...

 

Back to School

 After a summer of hanging out with mom, Big Brother has been eagerly waiting for the first day of school for over a month. He is big enough that he picked out his school clothes and book bag. His...

 

He's Growing Up

Big Brother was invited to his cousin’s birthday adventure recently. He dressed and was ready, waiting for what seemed like forever to him. After he was dressed he kept looking out the window...

 

Lights Out

So our family did the usual grocery-shopping trip. We went around bedtime, since I planned on letting the kids stay up late in the hopes that they would sleep in. Hey, it’s summer, what could being...

 

The loudest

Last week I shared things I heard Big Brother say. I would have loved to include Little Brother, but he’s not so good at talking yet. Instead of riddling an entire page full typos and misspelled...

 

Diaper Diaries

20 Things I have heard Big Brother say...this week. 1.) “Mom, don’t ever get skinny ‘cus I love your belly, it’s the best pillow ever.” 2.) “Umm…my brother peed outside again. Oh,...

 

Fast Feet and Faster Living

Well, summer break has come up so quickly that I’ve barely had time to catch my breath. Between the beautiful weather and invitations from friends and family to join them on beach trips or park excu...

 

Planting Partners

After getting off to a slow start this year we finally planted our garden and have been busy with it for the last week. I almost thought the rain would never let up enough for our yard to reasonably...

 

We’re back.

After a crazy few months I was finally able to get rid of my stress induced writer’s block. There have been a few big changes in the lives of the brothers. Big Brother has mastered reading and now h...

 

Motherhood is.

Being a mom is embracing all the unexpected. I never thought I would do a lot of things. However the most surprising part of it all is my reaction and the instinct that kicks in so quickly during...

 

Ruined

I received the best gift for Christmas. My sister in law gave me this book called “Things My Kids Ruined”. Well it’s really a swear word in place of things but I have laughed so hard reading...

 

Mind Changer

So Little Brother has been potty training for what feels like forever. We were on a really good roll. Wal-mart, grocery store, visiting family were all a breeze. He let us know it was potty time by...

 

The not-so-relaxing Sunday

After having two busy weekends full of winter carnival activities we were looking forward to a day to do nothing. Big Brother had a winter break vacation so it would be his last day home with me...

 

Family Day

Canada has a recognized holiday called Family Day. In the United States they had President’s Day. So even though the boys attend daycare and school in different countries they both had the day off...

 

My sweet helper

The last few weeks Big Brother has been a real sweetheart. I think it may be true that no matter what, boys are their mama’s boys because Big Brother seems to always look out for me even at the...

 

Bed Bugs

For what feels like forever I have been trying to get the boys to sleep in their own beds. We’ve decorated their rooms to be inviting with their favorite things. Bought nifty night lights. Big...

 

Pick me a winner

For the last two years I have been on Big Brother to stop picking his nose. If he blew his nose he’d be fine. His reply was, “Well mom I can’t always blow the hard ones that get stuck....

 

They didn’t see.

The holiday season is here and Big Brother is the one with the most Christmas spirit at our house. We had waited and waited for snow. Big Brother didn’t believe it was winter until we got some...

 

The nice list.

Over the last few months I’ve been treated exceptionally well at local businesses. I’d like to say thanks to them as an anonymous customer. During the week I have Little Brother on my hip while...

 

Grandma said

Raising boys can be hectic. I’m not saying girls are easy but boys are the bundles I was given. During the day Little Brother is right beside me, underfoot, or my tail. He’s at this crazy mess sta...

 

Fight or Flight

Now that Little Brother is bigger he really is determined to hang out with big kids. He wants to do everything his Big Brother does and is driving his brother crazy. At times Big Brother likes the...

 

Know them

Being home with your kids really gives you the chance to get to know them. You could be a stay-at-home mom or a working mom it doesn’t matter. I found that rainy days are perfect opportunities to...

 

The worst mother ever

Big Brother is a pretty smart kid. He figures out how to get past obstacles fast and if it weren’t for his tendency to become easily frustrated he’d master a list of other things. Hopefully this...

 

Crunch Crunch

Now that leaves are changing into beautiful shades of yellows, red, and oranges I get to enjoy the new season’s perks. Fall has always been my favorite time of year. It’s not so hot that I need...

 

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