Are you feeling like a Garbage Guinea Pig?

If you live in the Surrey area, you probably came home to these on your front lawn this week. Are you feeling like a Garbage Guinea Pig?  I am. I am overwhelmed by the new waste management system that the City of Surrey is implementing.  I knew it was coming but I think I mentally […]

5 Reasons Why Change is Good

Jackson just finished having his first practice with his new team.  A new team with NONE of last year’s newest, best-est, closest neighbourhood friends on it. Jackson was pretty upset that he wasn’t on his good friends’ team.  He cried.  He cried a lot.  I tried to explain.  He ignored my explanation.  He continued to believe […]

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 […]

The Itch of the Golden Nit: Our Sneak Peek @ Vancouver International Children’s Festival

Nothing is more special to me, as a mom, than a handmade picture or card from my children. In my mind, my children’s handmade artwork specialty cards could put both Hallmark & Carlton out of business.  Even though they are minus the funny, rhyming card humor, they have all the sentiment they need when the […]

Code Red Means Someone Has A Gun Mommy

Does that headline shock you? Good.  Because that is exactly how I felt. There was an incident in a neighboring community with a student bringing a gun or replica gun into a school.  I don’t know the exact details as I/we try to catch the news without the children around.  They are always around.  This prompted my […]

Look What’s Coming to Clayton Heights

The fabulous 4 Cats Studio is coming to Clayton. Opening is planned for January, but they plan to have some free workshops and run through parties in November/December.  If you have a budding artist at home and are as excited as I am about the art studio opening up, you can email them at: claytonheights@4cats.com […]