Category: Other Fun Stuff

Our Struggles With Infertility

Last week the Calgary Regional Fertility Program held their annual Images of Hope Fundraiser.  We participated by submitting the following story and photograph.  The Generations of Hope website states their mission as: Through the Generations of Hope Fertility Assistance Fund, patients for whom IVF treatment is a challenging financial option can receive support for treatment at the Regional Fertility Program… Read more →

We are NOT raising Princesses

“What are you doing?!!?”  I screamed to my parents as Annika opened ‘The Little Mermaid’ DVD one Christmas.  ‘This is a Princess movie you fools!!!’  OK, so I did not scream at my parents but I wanted to.  In hindsight I may have over-reacted a little as Annika has now watched ‘The Little Mermaid’ many times as well as ‘Cinderella,… Read more →

Reconnecting with a Lost Hobby

As parents we tend to put our kids first and everything else goes on the back burner.  Most of the parents I have talked to has given up at least one of their hobbies that they enjoyed in their younger years.  Did you once love to play the guitar, cook pastries, or do ceramics?  I asked some friends on Facebook this question… Read more →

Our First “Gardening” Attempt

We went to the garden supply store a week ago and bought all kinds of seeds for the garden.  The kids had fun picking them out and we tried to keep it under control, really.  Since then the weather has been quite rainy and cool and all we’ve managed to do is some more yard clean-up.  Thankfully what we did… Read more →

BPA – Still a Hot Topic

Back in 2008 we remember the panic caused when we first learned about bisphenol A (BPA) and its presence in baby bottles and other plastics and the potential for serious health problems.  In Canada many products that contained BPA were pulled from shelves and have since been replaced by BPA free items.  So is BPA gone from our food supply? … Read more →

Importance of Sleep and Rest for Parents

You shouldn’t be ashamed of resting or relaxing.   For parents of young kids it’s sometimes hard to get in the rest that you need to function properly.  There is a great article from Australia that goes into more detail about it, called “Sleep for Parents”. When we had our first baby I slept when she slept, just like everyone tells… Read more →

“Found” Art Materials

I don’t want to sound like an old lady but, whatever happened to being creative when choosing art and craft supplies?  The craft stores are full of ready packaged crafts, just empty the bag and assemble.  Some days that is great, with no thought involved I can give the kids something semi-creative to do.  Usually, however, I prefer to make crafts that are special… Read more →