I love to-do lists. I make them all the time. Sometimes they’re in my head for what I need to do in the next ten minutes. Most days I write a to-do list in a notebook that I have just for that purpose. I also make long-term to-do lists like “What I Want to Accomplish … [Read more…]
I know I’ve been missing in action all week and not just because of the holidays. Perhaps you heard on the news about the ice storm in southern Ontario, Canada? Well, we were right in the middle of that. We lost our power for almost 48 hours and consider ourselves blessed because six days later … [Read more…]
I can’t believe it’s Friday again already. This week has just flown by. I’ve been busy making gifts and helping my children make gifts. I’ve used this time of year to give my boys a working knowledge of the sewing machine. Their favourite gifts to make through the years are the ones where they get … [Read more…]
People almost always exclaim in amazement when they hear I have eight children. The comments usually run along these lines: You are so brave. (whatever that means – I talked about what I think about that statement here.) You must be busy. (really? I thought that’s what being a mom whether you have one, two, … [Read more…]
I struggled a little getting things done this week because my baby has had some sleep issues which, of course, means I had sleep issues. I did manage to do a few things though. This has been on my to-do list for quite a while – a binder cover for my youngest daughter. I made … [Read more…]
Recently I had a day that demonstrated to me how important it is to teach our children how to help around the house. It started with a headache when I first woke up. I had planned to get up early and have some quiet time to myself to think and organize my thoughts for the … [Read more…]
I was all set to write about something else today when I started thinking about Remembrance Day. I thought about the many who sacrificed so much so that we can sit in the comfort of our homes free from fear and want.