Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s some two-week-old yogurt

The above is a direct quote from my Mother's Day breakfast.  Actually, the yogurt was closer to three weeks past its expiration date, but that's on me.  I do the grocery shopping, and I can't resist the bright pink "50% off" stickers that they put on yogurt that's about to expire.  I always buy it,…

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Rolling out the welcome mat

So I've been Freshly Pressed!  That was pretty exciting (and humbling...I am in the company of some much, much better bloggers, which has inspired me to step up my game).  But the best part about having my blog featured by WordPress  - besides the nice bump in visitors - is that I have been introduced…

Have babies, will travel…I hope

So the weather got better in Winnipeg!  (And then got worse.)  But for a few wonderful days it's been like spring.  Temperatures have climbed to a searing 10 degrees (and above)!  The sun's been shining.  The snow has melted.  And as a city, we've been venturing out of the caves where we've been hibernating for…

On scary parenting moments

Let me just preface this story by saying that everyone involved is just fine. It was just after 6 pm, bath time in our house.  I left the boys downstairs in their playroom for a minute while I ran upstairs to the boys' bedroom to get their towels. I emerged from the boys' bedroom, towels…

Baby talk

As a species, we're lucky that babies aren't born understanding words.Having a baby (or in our case, babies) in your life requires a series of adjustments.  You adjust your schedule.  You adjust your priorities.  You adjust to the fact that the only solitude you may enjoy in a day is when you're using the bathroom.…

Date night

J was looking a little morose as he left for work this morning.  "Cheer up!" I said.  "It's date night!" "Oh...right!" he said, feigning enthusiasm.  Hmmm, I thought.  J does not seem very pumped for date night.  Could it be because we spent our last "date night" caulking the bathtub? (I wish I was kidding.)…