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.

20 Questions for my third grader

My Little Bird is in Grade 3 and I’m not really sure what to expect. I can see a shift in her already, a change is coming. I suppose she is officially already a tween, a term she finds funny. But it’s not lost on me that the teen years are a mere blink away. … More 20 Questions for my third grader

Life skills

Earlier this summer, I scoured the web, and community centre book for activities that the Little Bird could do since we decided to take them out of swimming lessons for a break. I was looking for something that would keep their attention, something fun but that wasn’t just a summer camp. I don’t need a … More Life skills

Learning to stay afloat

I never took swimming lessons as a child. My father threw me in the pool at age 7, while on a trip to Florida and taught me how to tread water, float and dive in. By the end of that trip, I was comfortably jumping in the water and swimming in the deep end. And … More Learning to stay afloat

The road of life (skills)

Being a parent is hard work. Don’t worry; I’m not going to start listing all the things we do as parents, because that’s not the hard part – or rather, the hardest part. The hardest part is trying to ensure your kids learn life skills; the types of skills that will be ingrained in them, … More The road of life (skills)