Pedal onwards

Sometimes I think I’ve failed as a parent. (Okay, maybe more than sometimes). I mean my kids are clean, well-mannered and get along most of the time. But we are two weeks into summer vacation and I’ve heard I’m bored more times than I can count. I know we don’t live in 1983 anymore. Kids … Continue reading Pedal onwards

Eye talk

  When I was little, my parents would speak Italian to each other when they didn’t want us to understand what they were saying. However, after spending entire summers at my grandparents’ house, I began to understand Italian, and soon their secrets were revealed. D and I don’t speak Italian to each other, so instead … Continue reading Eye talk

The Daily Grind

How do you handle stress? Depending on the situation, I often get a stomach ache. It’s been that way for me since I was little. Of course, turning 40 changes things. Okay, let’s face it - it changes everything! And now I find that I am clenching my teeth. I usually notice after I’ve been … Continue reading The Daily Grind

Sayonara Grade 3

Sayonara Grade 3. It’s been a blast! Some of you might remember the tears, the frustration and the battle we were having with the Little Bird at the start of the school year, most specifically related to Grade 3 math. After a few of these battles, and hours and hours of homework, I went looking … Continue reading Sayonara Grade 3

SK Grad

Two years ago, I walked the Little Mouse to school on her first day of school. She was four and a half, because she’s a February baby, and more than ready to start school. She was excited and happy and smiling from ear-to-ear. With a classroom change-up the second day of school due to additional … Continue reading SK Grad