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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 […]

Big Magic – Two-Minute Book Review

Posted on November 29th, 2016

Title: Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Other works: Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, etc. Recommended by: Glennon at Momastery (again). I’ll pretty much try anything she says. Also, I’d already read Eat, Pray, Love, and although it wasn’t dramatically life-changing for me, it was fascinating and memorable […]

5-Day Artist Challenge, Day 3: Visual Art

Posted on September 1st, 2016

It’s Visual Art for Day 3 of the Artist Challenge! I’m going to bend the art-as-bread metaphor a bit, and say that visual art… is a sandwich. Because it has to be. You take your deliciously blank bread/canvas/hunk of rock, add your ideas and effort, colour and texture, and make it something totally new that’s […]

Such Outrageous (Good) Fortune

Posted on June 17th, 2016

I mentioned I’ve been absent from school twice within the last two months, for a week at a time. There are only good reasons for this, and this is what I wrote (and didn’t manage to post) when I came back from the first one – a rare and wonderful reunion of my dad’s side […]

Possibly The Randomest Book You’ll Ever Read

Posted on March 16th, 2015

On one of E’s earlier works, Daddy helped him with a short author bio in which it was conveyed that E’s goal is to make 100 books. He is barrelling toward this goal, let me tell you. He’s kind of obsessed with my stapler. Here’s a creation from this past week. I love how he’s unencumbered by the fetters of […]

100 Happy Days – Day 29: Love Art

Posted on November 29th, 2014

E was inspired to pull up his li’l stool and draw this on our white board today. *** [ad name=”Med Rec”] *** Related Posts:Dear Kids: For the record, you adore each other.Possibly The Randomest Book You’ll Ever Read100 Happy Days – Day 23: Party at the Farm100 Happy Days – Day 22: Singing Children100 Happy […]

100 Happy Days – Day 28: THE SHOW

Posted on November 28th, 2014

  What a night. It was the kind of dance performance experience you hope for: Everything went smoothly – no obvious costume mishaps, lighting and music cues were all on, people did their jobs well. We had an almost-full theatre. Our guest performers were all amazing. We got great feedback from our audience (even some of […]

100 Happy Days – Day 27: Gettin’ Stuff Organized

Posted on November 27th, 2014

The day before the show!!! I have been in this many dance pieces (5) – or even more – in other shows, but never with quite so much in the way of complex costumes. It feels great to have everything ready to go. *** [ad name=”Med Rec”] *** Related Posts:100 Happy Days – Day 28: THE SHOWWhy […]

DIY Tie-Dye Jamboree! Shirts, shoes, and a jillion tiny socks.

Posted on May 24th, 2014

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been attracted to things that are tie-dyed. I love the fluid shapes and patterns and the vibrant colours. Fortunately for me, tie-dyed clothing is one of the 80s trends I like that came back! (Along with some that make me wince a little, such as crimped hair.) I […]

A Story About Today

Posted on December 10th, 2013

Okay. This story is not actually about today. Last Friday, my mother-in-law – one of the most generous people I know – came to babysit, and got more than she bargained for. She came on the arranged day, even though she knew that Baby AB had woken up with a stomach bug of some kind […]

 
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