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 … More Pedal onwards
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 … More Eye talk
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 … More SK Grad
Growing up, Halloween was always spent at my grandparents’ house, because we lived in a condo which didn’t allow us to go trick or treating, but mainly because it was my aunt’s birthday on Halloween, and my Nonno’s birthday on November 1st. So every year, my parents would pick us up from school and we … More Nonno Fabio
Wishing the love of my life a very happy 11th wedding anniversary today. You have changed my life more than you will ever realize. Thank you for your love and the life we’ve build with the Little Bird and the Little Mouse. I look forward to creating more memories in the years ahead. I love … More Happy 11
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
To my Little Mouse. My skunkaroo. Where has the time gone? How did we already get to your 5th Birthday? I am amazed and astonished by you. You make me, and everyone who crosses your path, smile every day. You are a bundle of joy, and your zest for life is contagious. And your … More The Mouse turns 5!