Birthday Party Dramas

Birthday party drama is unavoidable in a child’s life.  It gets to a point where the backyard party or the in-home party is impossible to carry out.  Birthday parties can get large and expensive as the amount of friends that your children has grows larger and our property lines get smaller, especially if they are involved in […]

12 Ways My Parenting Has Been Judged And The One Way To Stop It.

WARNING: New Moms you will be judged for your parenting choices! Not just by the child-less couples or the elderly that have forgotten what it was like to have small children. You, NEW MOM, will be JUDGED by other MOMS.  No matter what you do or what choices you make.   Even though you are making choices with […]

What Happens When 4 Moms and 9 Children Go Camping?

Camping can be an adventure. Camping with children can be even more adventurous and may even cause some veteran camping parents to pause. Will camping with children be all wilderness education mixed in with s’mores by the fireside or will the sheer headache of bug bites, meal preparation on a camp stove, bathroom conundrums, sleepless nights, and […]

Solving the Mystery of The Missing Money

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Back to School = Back to Tears

Both the Monkee children are going to elementary school this year.  I know it’s September but our family calendar year starts and ends with the school year.   It is a major milestone in our house, as both children will be in school all-day and I will have a whole day free to myself- if you call laundry […]

10 Reasons I Love My Neighbourhood

We live in the sprawling suburbs of Surrey Cloverdale Clayton Heights.  Sprawling because everywhere you look, more homes and commercial buildings are sprouting up.  When we first moved into our home in 2003, we knew that there were going to be three more phases.  Many phases later, we are still here but were very tentative about […]