Category: Other Fun Stuff

The Inefficiency of Kids

I have a great arrangement right now.  I am working with my wife at home on a couple fun business ideas and I get to spend a lot time with of our kids.  We have created the framework for the balanced family lifestyle we wanted.  There is one thing however that has been hard for me with this arrangement.  Kids are… Read more →

Life With Attention Grabbing Twins

I take Bryce out to the grocery store and he gets some smiles and a couple of Hey Buddy’s.  I take Jada out, who is smaller and goes looking for attention, and she gets quite a few ahhhhh’s and how cute’s.  I take both of them together and we become local celebrities. Even though families with twins seem to be everywhere these… Read more →

Control Toy Clutter

Christmas is almost here and despite our requests for restraint from our friends and family we know our kids will get a new load of toys. Time to make room. We are not even six months into our new home and already it is cluttered with toys. Before we made the move we sold a pile of toys at our… Read more →

I’m Dreaming of a West Coast Winter

The past nine winters we have experienced the ‘Great White North’. Canada has earned its image of the land of ice and snow, where you need snow shoes and a dozen layers of thermal underwear just to venture outside on certain winter days. We have since moved from Calgary back to the Vancouver Island and this winter the snow shoes and… Read more →

Activity Advent Calendar

It is nice to pass on some traditions at Christmas.  I have fond memories counting down to Christmas Day on my homemade advent calendar when I was a child.  This calander gave me an instant answer to my ‘when will it be Christmas?’ question and provided a small release for my growing excitement each day.  My father’s family is Danish and one of my Aunts had made me this calendar when… Read more →

The Benefits of Freecycling

Have you freecycled yet?  It is a great way of getting rid of your clutter and getting things you need for free.  I have belonged to The Freecycle Network for five years now.  I have given away a couch, coffee tables, a Christmas tree, and numerous children’s items we were no longer using.  We could have tried to sell it but… Read more →

Avoiding Stress at Christmas

For many, if not most, the Christmas season can be the most stressful time of the year. What is supposed to be the most joyous of all holidays can be a real struggle to get through. There is often an increased workload at the office, more requests for social activities, and of course some intense shopping at overcrowded stores. Even on Christmas Day… Read more →