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Crossing the Border into the Kids’ Bedroom

Posted on February 20th, 2017

Recently, my kids got all excited about creating signage. E was the instigator in this, so these – the six most important things to keep in mind at the border – are his handiwork. They can be found on the shared bedroom door. So watch yourselves, folks. There are no border checkpoints, but I’m sure Big Brother […]

Let’s have Sisterhood take over the world – boys, girls, and all.

Posted on January 21st, 2017

Let’s talk about Sisterhood. It’s a much bigger concept than simply having female siblings. I believe that Sisterhood, big S, encompassing millions of diverse humans, is what today has been about. I’m aware that there was a big, braggadocious, depressing, basically unthinkable event going on yesterday. It was my day off. I studiously avoided all exposure […]

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Two-Minute Book Review

Posted on January 17th, 2017

Title: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – A Year of Food Life Author: Barbara Kingsolver, with Stephen L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver Other works: (by Barbara) The Poisonwood Bible, Prodigal Summer, Small Wonder, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, etc. Recommended by: Book Club! I also find that Kingsolver’s work recommends more of itself to be read. Genre: Non-fiction/Cooking/Poetry […]

Nerdy Mom Plays With Kids’ Toys, Vol. 6 – Tender Moments

Posted on January 13th, 2017

Happy Friday, lovely di-hards! Minnie could never have guessed that being lost at sea would result in a very special connection with a misunderstood sea “monster”. After all, he’s really just a creature looking for love, like you and me (but more scaly). Sometimes, if an orphaned mini counting-bear comes along at the right point in […]

The 2016 Review + New Year Questionnaire

Posted on January 11th, 2017

Happy New Year! Isn’t it nice to have a new start, after the year we’ve had? Time for the semi-traditional New Year’s Questionnaire. This year, I’ve decided to take some liberties with it. That is to say, I deleted or modified the questions that were annoying me or seemed repetitive. No time for baloney in 2017! […]

Sending you actual love, right now.

Posted on December 29th, 2016

Hi, Lovelies. It’s been a busy month for most of us. And cold and snowy for many of us, at least in our area of Ontario. I also know it’s a really hard month for people. Even for those who celebrate and love the holiday season, it’s hard. Keeping spirits up when there’s so much to do, […]

24 Thoughts on Disney’s “Moana”

Posted on December 17th, 2016

Our family went to see Moana the day after I saw Fantastic Beasts, so it was a fully magical weekend for me, cinema-wise. Some thoughts on Disney’s latest epic: It’s a musical! I’d only seen trailer dialogue, so I didn’t realize this (even though I should have) until I was already watching it. Songs make me […]

Pearls of Grade 3 Wisdom

Posted on December 8th, 2016

I teach a group of Grade 3 French Immersion students English for 40 minutes a week. They are mostly a very sweet and funny group. We’ve been working on poetry, including a poem with a template called “I Am.” The first two words of each line are given, and then they fill in the rest. […]

17 Thoughts on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Posted on December 5th, 2016

As with the books… it’s been a while since I reviewed a movie too, huh? Might be rusty. Hence, the numbered list/crutch. Here goes! (No spoilers, I promise.) J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them… Newt Scamander, young magizoologist, comes to New York City from England, sometime in the 1920s, just as a […]

Dear Kids: For the record, you adore each other.

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

Our kids are like most siblings: they play together, and they fight together. Sometimes, the screaming is pretty horrifying. And then there are those moments – and those little games and traditions they invent – that warm you right down through to the sub-cockle area of your heart. {For example, there’s this one funny procedure whenever […]

 
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