Life and Death

It had been a couple days since I had heard or seen Jackson's girl hamster named Marvin.  The last time was when we had cleaned her cage.  But usually we see her at bedtime, poking her nose out and having a snack. I got concerned.  Concerned that she may have escaped.  It was the only logical … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Single Parenting

The Man is away for a work conference in Niagara Falls for six days. I miss him. It's not because it's difficult being a temporary single parent.  I find that's its not too different when you are The Mom. There are many times when your spouse is around but not available, so you are the single … [Continue reading]

Being Ready

Many times our kids may be physically ready to tackle a new skill or sport but they may not be mentally ready to try this new skill or said sport. Jackson is a very sensitive, intense, positive boy whose biggest nemesis is his mind. His mind has rationalized that he must have his training … [Continue reading]

Battling the Universe.

I have jumped back on the band wagon of  focusing on me  exercise.  It seems that I go through spurts of different interests and spurts of looking out for my health.  Hmm, just like the kids go through spurts of different foods that they like. Oh, so that's where they get it from. Heh. I get all … [Continue reading]

I’m Sexy and I Know It!

I'M SEXY AND I KNOW IT! No, I am not talking about myself here.  This little ditty is what my 4 year old is singing out loud in public.  It's also combined with a very attitude-ish type hip wiggle.  All to this song by LMFAO.  I am left baffled at how she knows this song?  I don't play it.  She has … [Continue reading]

Wednesdays of a Few Words: Hello Spring? Are you there?

Hello Spring, Are you there Spring?  It's me, the Mama of this Monkee family. We really have missed you and would really like it if you were not so shy.  Our family loves it when you are bold!  We LOVE the warmer weather and sunshine, that way my son could wear shorts all day.  I am tired of … [Continue reading]