Tag Archives: parenting

My Little Pony theme party

Last week my daughter turned 4 and we hosted her friends (and ours) with a My Little Pony party at our home.
We had so much fun putting together the games and activities.
Here are all the details

Litterless lunch snack ideas: a work in progress

One thing that has me on edge is the litterless lunch idea. I don’t see the point in unwrapping a snack and putting it in a container. I feel like that defeats the purpose so I want to come up with snacks I can make from scratch instead (remember, we are only a week in to school).

I figured I could use this space to keep it all together.

The simple trick I use to stop my daughter’s bedtime stalling

Our almost four year old is suddenly coming downstairs after we’ve put her to bed, complaining that she can’t sleep. Either that, or she stands at the top of the stairs sobbing until one of us goes up to see what’s wrong. Here is my simple trick to help her stay in bed.

Made in Canada

We are kind of a bunch of nerdy patriots in my house.
With that in mind, we recently started buying eggs and meat from local farmers. And when making purchases for our two kids, we always have an eye on buying Canadian-made.

The dare that had me stop fighting gender stereotypes in favour of fun

She dared me.

My three-year-old daughter dared me.

Sure, she doesn’t know what a dare is, but when I suggested she and I could make her a wooden garden box, she scrunched up her face and said “maybe daddy should do it.”

That’s all she had to say for me to get my back up. Did she think we couldn’t do it because we’re girls?