Tag: Slow Family Living

Art Festival Inspiration

When I was driving the moving truck towards Vancouver Island 13 months ago I knew that we had created a huge challenge for our family.  Lisa and I had chosen the place we wanted our family to live and we could picture how our future was supposed to be.  We wanted to work out of our own home on our… Read more →

Summer Reading

We previously wrote the blog “Read to Your Kids Before Bed Everyday” and I thought this needed an update. We still strongly believe in reading to you children everyday.  It takes some time to do but it is worth it, for the kids and youself.  We just signed Annika with the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club.  She is in… Read more →

Surviving Terrible Twos (Times Two)

We have a serious case of the terrible two blues.  Our inefficient, over sensitive, and emotionally fragile twins are taking over the house and it is starting to get out of hand.  Our older daughter, now 5, never really went through the terrible twos.  Sure there were some challenges but nothing like this.  The twins have now realized that they… 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 →

Slow Parenting Grandparents Style

When I do arts and crafts with our kids I cannot help but think about times I spent with my grandparents.  When I was growing up my brother and I would go to my Grandmothers’ and Grandfathers’ house for the weekend and we would always seem to do a lot of different arts and crafts projects.  My Grandma was a very… Read more →