Tag: balanced family life

A Spectacular Monday Morning

I was planning to write about something else today but it will have to wait because…wow, what a morning.  I was up early getting ready for my morning geocaching walk when I decided to check my e-mail and sitting in my inbox were 3 new geocaches.  The best news was that two of these caches were located on a fantastic… Read more →

Learning to be a Camper

I have spent many nights camping in my lifetime but I have never really been a camper. I have always used camping just as an inexpensive form of accommodation. I have camped my way across Canada, throughout the Western United States, and our 14 month honeymoon included almost a year’s worth of sleeping in a tent.  All of this and… Read more →

Birthday Month

It is April and in our household that means it is birthday month.  Only one out of the five of us is having a birthday this month but when Annika has a birthday the build-up is immense.  The calendar is getting a lot of attention lately as the countdown is in full swing.  Now the question is can we plan a… Read more →

Reduce News Intake and Save Time

We have made a lot of changes in the way we are living since this time last year and most of these changes have gone exactly as planned.  I did not, however,  expect to go from someone who tried hard to stay in touch with current events from around the world to stopping paying attention to most news altogether.  I decided that this… Read more →

Friendliness Quotient

One of the factors that we used when we were choosing the best town as a base for our lifestyle overhaul was something I call the friendliness quotient.  I find that mathematical names make things sound important but it really is not analytical at all instead it is a feeling you get about a place.  How friendly are the people who… Read more →

Planting Seeds With Small Children

Bring out the pots, seeds, dirt, water, and head outside.  This sounds like a lot of fun for kids, which it was.  For me it was a trying activity.  OK, maybe planting seeds with 3 kids under 5 was a bit ambitious, but I wanted to get them involved with gardening from the start.  I probably knew that it would end in tears, most… Read more →

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 →