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Anti-Rape Training Begins at Birth

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

My firstborn son E is an extremely cuddly kid. He has always wanted snuggles and hugs and kisses, in good times and in bad. It’s great for me, as his mom, to know I can calm him by taking him in my arms, even now that he’s five; and honestly, I’ll be heartbroken when he […]

Sometimes it’s hard to find words.

Posted on January 12th, 2015

Dear Sebastian, I hope you enjoyed the music yesterday. I loved listening, and feeling so close to you. The three women whose voices delivered our lullaby were singing with you in their hearts, thanks to the initiative of my dear friend C, who loves the song and felt that it should be shared in person. I haven’t been […]

BANG Double Feature Review: The Imitation Game + Into The Woods

Posted on January 8th, 2015

Dilovely had herself TWO MOVIE DATES over the holidays, y’all. Both are still kinda recent (released in Canada on Christmas Day, only two weeks ago!), so I figured I could still say a few words. After all, it’s been ages since I reviewed a movie. (It’s the lack of frequency and/or freshness. That is to say, for example, […]

In Search of the Wagon

Posted on January 2nd, 2015

Hey, lovelies. Happy new year! It feels weird, but REALLY good, to be writing this, after falling off that wagon three weeks ago and then skulking around the wagon trail pretending I might get back on at any moment but knowing in my heart that I’d never make it up into the jockey box with […]

100 Happy Days – Day 39: Two-Storey Forts

Posted on December 16th, 2014

Remember how play forts were the best thing in the world? Even I, a confirmed claustrophobe, loved small private (or semi-private) spaces as a child. Taking out the drawers from the bottom bunk and hanging out under the bed with my older sister Emily, or later on when I changed roommates, walling off the corner […]

100 Happy Days – Day 38: Cozy

Posted on December 8th, 2014

My Hubbibi has had his machine line at work shut down over Christmas – four weeks of shutdown, in fact. This is financially tricky, of course, but there’s something awesome about being able to leave for work knowing your two-year-old is snuggling with her Daddy and a good book. (Going on a Bear Hunt.) *** *** Like […]

100 Happy Days – Day 37: Christmas Tree!

Posted on December 7th, 2014

    I wish you could have seen how excited the kids were to decorate our Christmas tree. Especially AB – she kept saying things like, “I’m DECORATING THE TREE!” and “Look at this one! It’s so cool.” Like last year, we got a pre-cut tree from the local Y, which helps to support their […]

100 Happy Days – Day 36: Smiles

Posted on December 6th, 2014

“See my new smile??” they ask. (And this picture reveals a love for three oranges! Well, clementines. AB was making an orange snowperson with them.) *** *** Like this:Like Loading…Related Posts:Things to be grateful for when travelling with small childrenSebastian’s Birthday: A Lullaby for my Children100 Happy Days – Day 25: Black LentilsRemembering What We’re Built […]

100 Happy Days – Day 35: Pretty Folding

Posted on December 5th, 2014

A month or so ago, I read an article from the New York Times called “Kissing Your Socks Goodbye.” It discusses the book – and process – of one Marie Kondo, who helps people de-clutter, re-organize, and make more lovely their homes. I think I’d like to read her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: […]

100 Happy Days – Day 34: Advent Calendars

Posted on December 4th, 2014

This year, we are marking the days of advent LIKE A BOSS. Like a whole FAMILY O’ BOSSES. That is to say, E still has Auntie Beth’s gorgeous creation which we fill day by day with tiny nifty things. (Except for yesterday, when I broke E’s heart by not having it secretly filled by the instant he […]

 
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