Tag: balanced family life

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 →

Building our Balanced Family Life

Well so much for moving gradually into a new lifestyle.  Originally we thought of slowly tearing down our old lifestyle and slowly piece together our new lifestyle.  After a while of trying this philosophy we changed to another approach……………..KABOOM!!! In the span of one month we had sold our home in the city, bought a new home in a smaller… Read more →