Tag Archives: kids

Parents, let my shrubs give you some child-rearing advice

The recent warm spell has coaxed local forsythia bushes into blooming, even though it is only March. I have always loved their bright, cheery arrival while the grass is still brown and the weather is still cool, especially when there are nearby … Continue reading

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Strawberry cookies

Growing up, my mother baked a few special treats at Christmas time. She made naniamo bars and shortbread (always complaining about the price of butter). She helped us make shaped sugar cookies a few times, even using coloured “paint” to decorate … Continue reading

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The first flakes of winter

The first snowflakes have fallen. They were a surprise in the middle of the afternoon, a few lone flakes soon turning into a full on snowfall with a dusting of white accumulating on the tops of the brown sedum blooms and on … Continue reading

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Silliness required

I love this picture. I had no part in suggesting it, setting it up, or taking it. I didn’t even hear about it from the kids. I just happened to be downloading photos when it caught my eye and made me laugh … Continue reading

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Messy can be beautiful

My daughter, E. loves clothes. And jewelry. And stuffed animals. And tiny things like sea shells, small rocks, and little erasers in the shape of donuts and bicycles. She also got her ears pierced recently, which means that just about everyone … Continue reading

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I am new to the blogging world (I have been writing for a grand total of seven months). Aside from figuring out things like widgets and how to post videos, I have met some new friends. Although it remains mysterious to me that we can connect with … Continue reading

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Our backyard caterpillar

The kids came rushing into the kitchen one day this summer saying, “Mom, you have to come and see the caterpiller!” This is not music to a gardener’s ears. Caterpillars are known to chew through leaves and can even demolish … Continue reading

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