Fairs in Ontario: A Great Family Excursion

Growing up in rural Eastern Ontario I feel like I have been going to country fairs since birth. Probably not that long, but it has been as long as I can remember. As a child I remember loving the animals, the rides, the sights and the smells. From cotton candy, to horses, it was an adventure. As anContinue Reading …

Driving from Ontario to Vermont

Our family loves road trips. We love packing our bags, loading into our Nissan Pathfinder, setting the GPS and hitting the open road. I believe road trips are a wonderful family vacation. No airport lines, no baggage restrictions, few time restrictions and a great time to talk, laugh and be together. Last week our family travelled from EasternContinue Reading …

Why Being Away Makes Me a Better Mom

I just returned from a trip to New Brunswick for a conference.  It was a busy, mentally stimulating and exhausting all at the same time.  It reminded me of what it was like to be a student and to sit and learn new things.  It was a great opportunity to learn and to see aContinue Reading …

Potty Training Twins

My twins are just over three years old and while I have thought about potty training them (and have attempted more than once) I didn’t really feel they were ready until now.  I was increasingly annoyed by the variety of unhelpful comments by other moms at their preschool and obnoxious comments about how “they potty trained theirContinue Reading …

Why Local Travel is Still Travel

photo credit: Aivar Ruukel via photopin cc   I get asked all the time how and why we travel so much.  I always pause and want to respond “We don’t travel that often.”  But, we do travel, really often, at least twice a month.  Like many people I often presume that travel needs to beContinue Reading …

Understanding Twins

I admit that before I had twins I really knew little about twins and their development. It really is such a unique and unusual bond. This week has been a week to remind me that those without twins or are not a twin themselves don’t really get it. We enrolled our boys in soccer forContinue Reading …

The Most Patient Pets in the World

I grew up with pets. I’ve had hamsters, rabbits, cats, dogs and fish and all of them have been companions, confidants and friends. I’ve loved them all in their own unique and quirky ways. I believe that my pets have taught me a lot about unconditional love, the importance of exercise and how to trulyContinue Reading …

Scared Mommy

Before I had kids I used to love to watch suspenseful shows.  Crime shows, mysteries, suspense, I loved them.  To get my heart racing, to be on the edge of my seat.  While I hate Horror movies, suspense were some of my favorites.     This weekend, I was home hanging out with my husbandContinue Reading …