Finnegan is one today and I don’t know where the year went. Is that how it goes with the second? Or is that just life now? Well, whatever the reason, we are all so much better for knowing him. Finnkol, little bug, baby brother. Our little fellow is flirtatious and ever so busy. He smiles … Continue reading And just like that, Finn turns one!
For the past couple of years, Leni and I have been doing our own makeshift activity advent. I wrote about some of our more crafty experiments last year: potato stamp wrapping paper, salt-dough ornaments, and wreath making. Every holiday season we adapt to her shifting interests and developing abilities. Add Finn to the mix and...well … Continue reading My Kindness Calendar.
I was listening to a recent podcast of my fave parenting guru, Janet Lansbury. I long to follow her advice exactly in every moment as a parent, but probably hit it about 60-70% of the time on a very good day. Anywho, it was all about mindfulness tools for life and more specifically, in this … Continue reading The second arrow.
You know, as I'm sitting here contemplating what to write, it just occurred to me that I am feeling completely at ease. Oh hello there, peaceful feeling. Stick around a while, won’t ya? There are many wonderful things contributing to this. One major factor is that I finally got some much-needed rest over the weekend, … Continue reading Oh hello there, peaceful feeling.
It’s 7:30pm and both kids are sound asleep in their beds. The baby didn’t even whimper when I placed him into his crib and our 3.5 year old happily closed her eyes after just one book and a kiss goodnight. Jose and I use our extra time together to unpack the day and have a … Continue reading Sleep porn.
They say in an emergency, to always put on your oxygen mask before your children’s. This is one of those oft-quoted analogies that has become a bit of a parenting mantra. I know, I know. I am the millionth person to say it. Even having heard it repeatedly, though, I gotta say I still take … Continue reading The oxygen mask.
When Leni was just four days new--as my sister was lovingly positioning her little body in the light of our front window for her first of many “pro bono” professional photos--we received a knock at our door. It was from a City of Toronto worker with a Notice to Comply. Unbeknownst to us when we … Continue reading The story of our home.