A Letter To My Four-Year-Old

Dear Emmy, You’re four at last! You’ve been counting down for at least a month now, asking, “Is it my birthday yet?” every few days and giving a big sigh when the answer was no. But today, finally, the wait is over. Yes, sweet girl, you’re a big girl now. You are already so independent. …

How You Can Help A New Mom

They say the first six weeks after having a baby are the hardest. I don’t actually remember the first six weeks after Angie and Emmy – or much of the first year, either, to be honest – but the first six weeks with Rafe haven’t been too bad. (I could do with more sleep, though.) …

A Tale Of Three C-Sections

I’m not sure why other people are so interested in a woman’s birth choice, and why you’re seen as less of a mom if you’ve had a C-section. (I was going to link to an article about this, but I don’t want to give the writer any more attention.) An acquaintance asked me the other …

{Friday Favourites} Children’s Movies

The other day I shared some of my favourite books from childhood. Jacques is feeling quite nostalgic these days, and has been watching some of his favourite childhood movies. He introduced the girls to E.T. and The Neverending Story, and has been listening to the Blood Sport soundtrack on repeat in the car. I wasn’t …

Homeschooling Without A Printer

When we finished Learning the Alphabet and Reading the Alphabet, I was looking at several weeks to fill before Rafe would be born. I didn’t want to start a new curriculum and then have to stop for a while. I also wanted to do something that wouldn’t require as much printing as the previous curricula …

{Currently} I’m A Zombie

It’s hard to believe that Rafe is already a month old. It felt like just the other day when I thought that my pregnancy would never end. Now, with one month gone, it looks like I may just survive being a mom of three. Rafe still seems so small, but he has already outgrown all …