Raising girls

I am trying to raise my girls to respect themselves. I believe girls should be afforded the same opportunities as boys, and don’t believe they should have to adjust, change or pretend anything to have those opportunities. I think I’ve had a very blessed life. Like our parents before us, my husband and I do … More Raising girls

First day of school: Grade 2 & Grade 5

It sounds cliché to say that time is flying, but as the first day of school is today, I feel it so much more when I see their names on class lists for grade 2 and grade 5. It really does feel like yesterday that they were little babes in my arms, or learning to … More First day of school: Grade 2 & Grade 5

This is how you survive when your school mornings start at 6am

(This post first appeared on the Kitchen Stuff Plus website, on August 8, 2018.  Be sure to check out the original post here and follow the hyperlinks to learn more about the products I used to get us organized for school.)   Get up! Wash up! Eat up! Get out! This is our school morning … More This is how you survive when your school mornings start at 6am

How changing lanes helped with swimming lessons.

Have you ever done the early morning registration for swimming? You wake up at the crack of dawn, start up your laptop and log into the swimming website. You find the codes for the classes you hope to enroll in and then have your credit card ready for the moment it hits the start time. … More How changing lanes helped with swimming lessons.

School’s out for summer!

The school year is over and I’m so proud of everything my girls accomplished. Look out summer, here we come! … More School’s out for summer!