The Heart of a Mother

I’m going to tell you one of my most favourite bible stories. It involves King Solomon, two women of low, cultural status, and a baby. I’m also paraphrasing, telling the story. If you would like to read the actual biblical account, click this link: 1 Kings 3:16-28. One day while the King held court, two…

Home School is in Session

I’m probably the last woman you would expect to find homeschooling. For years I took my little one to the bus stop, smiled and waved from the sidewalk and then headed either to work (Cake decorator) or back home for a day of gardening, relaxing or socializing. I frequented spa’s, had lunch with friends and…

She’s Still Little.

My girl was so excited for sleepover camp this year. All summer long as she went to various day camps I was reminded that this is her last summer for children’s programs. Age 10 is the limit for many of them, with the expectation that when you’re 11 you will take your babysitting courses and…

3 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days

One sunny winter morning a few years ago, I woke up full of excitement and anxiety. I saw my husband out the door and I showered and dressed. I went through the house and tidied fallen pillows, and smoothed the drapes and walked down the hall to the last bedroom on the left. I poked…

A Detox of Sorts

I don’t know anything about genetics, or diets, or the BMI. I don’t know what causes one person to never gain weight while another feels they can never lose it, and I have no idea what it is like to deal with either because the truth is, I’ve never had to deal with it. But…

Family Values

Spring has taken its time this year, but this week we saw some warm days and the snow began to melt. I’ve been dying to get in the garden for weeks now, so as soon as the snow line receded I was out there with my rake; Removing debri, dried foliage and leaves from my…

A Teachers Treat

This past year I’ve had the opportunity to watch Jasmine fall in love with arts and crafts, and I’ve really enjoyed the challenge of finding crafts you can do with a child. One afternoon we went to the dollar store and spent a few dollars on clay pots, pipe cleaners and card stock. The result…