Freaky Flying

I can’t say that I have ever liked flying before I had children because I have never taken a passenger airplane before I had children. When I was in my ’20s, I had always joked that the plane  would crash before I reached my destination.  It wasn’t a funny joke but people laughed at how […]

The Dread

This is the time when I wish I didn’t work, the start of school.  When you think you have it all sorted out but really you are walking a tightrope, hovering over the Mom Fail Zone.  I know I am not the only one but in my house it feels as if the whole shebang […]

Touchdowns & Cotton Candy

It’s always hard to know when your children are ready to attend sporting events.  Every child is different.  There usually isn’t a child admission price for seating, so to spend the full price and leave during the middle is not an option that bodes well for either The Man or myself.  Usually we attend cheaper […]

Surviving Canada Day 2011

It’s been exactly two years ago today that my Dad passed away. Wow. Two years. Luckily, it wasn’t as stressful as last year’s “losing Jackson” episode at the Salmon Festival in Steveston.  I don’t think my Mom or I, would’ve been able to emotionally deal with that. Again. It’s funny.  How we remember these days and they […]

Defending the Nanny

Nanny. Yes, I said the word.  Nanny.  Nanny.  Nanny.  Nanny. When I think of a nanny, I think of Mary Poppins.  The magical supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Nanny for children that needed some discipline because they were spoiled brats from an upper crust family, with parents too busy to care about their own children.  I also think of […]

You Must Whip It!

Nothing is better than having a silly moment.  At the Monkee Jesson abode we have many silly moments.  This moment started with the making of popcorn. I have the air popper that my parent’s bought way, way back in the ’80s when they first came out with hot air poppers.  It’s so old, that it […]