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Toddler Tracks: Baby AB and the Amazing Technicolour Accessories (Fashion Blog #18)

Posted on April 10th, 2014

It’s weird think back to AB’s infancy, when she WOULD NOT STAND FOR HATS. Any hat we wrangled onto her would be off in seconds. Now, it’s the opposite. Anything that could possibly be construed as a hat will be worn; if it doesn’t work as a hat, it goes around the neck. And then […]

6 Headlines You Won’t See at the Supermarket Checkout

Posted on April 5th, 2014

In case you’re wondering, the title of this post is a bit ironic. If you hang around the Interwebs, you may have noticed that it’s real trendy or whatever to write articles and posts that start with a number. Somehow it makes the content more attractive and edible if you enumerate stuff. Far be it […]

Toddler Tracks: Baby AB and the Snackalicious Journey

Posted on March 26th, 2014

Dear Baby AB, Here’s another chapter of the Chronicles of You at One Year and a Half. This one’s about food! You and food have a great relationship. I’m really glad I read Child of Mine by Ellyn Satter (thank you, Leslie) and Baby-Led Weaning by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett (thank you, Megan) before […]

International Day of Happiness

Posted on March 20th, 2014

Hey there, lovely Di-hards, Will you help me write a blog post? Today is International Day of Happiness, as decided by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. I have to admit, when I heard this mentioned on the radio yesterday, in the same newscast as Malaysia Airlines, Crimea, and the winter that just won’t […]

Toddler Tracks: Baby AB and the Power of Toddling

Posted on March 19th, 2014

Dear Baby AB, Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve written of your exploits here, even though – or perhaps because – you’re continually astonishing. There is so much to catch up on! At the end of this month, you will be a year-and-a-half old. Eighteen months. That’s big. The first thing I guess […]

Ukulelove, for the winter blahs.

Posted on March 9th, 2014

Okay, lovely Di-hards, here it is – the antidote. In all honesty, I love winter. (Mostly.) So if I’m feeling blue, as if this particular winter may never end, I’m sure a lot of you are feeling the same way. Especially if you, like me, are not going anywhere tropical or even remotely warm this […]

Dilovely’s Extra Oscars 2014

Posted on March 4th, 2014

I look forward to our friend Karissa’s Oscar party every year. Good friends, yummy food, fun trivia, and unfiltered commentary. Plus swag bags. And this year, I was kidless, which is an automatic PARTAY and de-stressing moment. (No offense to my wonderful kids.) I didn’t know if I was just my mindset that evening, but […]

Unqualified

Posted on February 26th, 2014

Lovely Di-hards, I know you know that feeling of being in over your head. I’ve had it many times over the years, lots of “what have I gotten myself into” moments. Teaching has provided more than a few. So has cooking at Camp. Of course, the biggest moment like that, for many of us, is […]

Canucks Rock a Romantic Mainstage: David Myles and The Good Lovelies

Posted on February 20th, 2014

I know it’s almost a week since Valentine’s Day, and my excuses for this delay are no more scintillating than usual. But I wanted to let you know THIS: my Hubbibi and I had a DATE. On Valentine’s Day, which has basically never happened. (We always figure it’ll be too crowded to do anything, planning […]

Singin’ and Dancin’

Posted on February 12th, 2014

In our house, we like music a lot. Our family favourites include Raffi, David Francey, Vampire Weekend, Great Big Sea, the 3 Bs (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms), The Good Lovelies, The Lumineers, and The Beatles. Right now, here are some selections we can’t do without: E and AB and I fell in love with this album […]