You know those people who are just meant to be parents? They hold other people's babies and coo affectionately. They keep calm when someone's injured. They make you smile when you feel like doing anything but. Well, I was never one of those people. In fact, I was pretty certain I was going to be … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day to my better (parenting) half
After complaining last week about how difficult of a time we were having getting back into the homeschooling groove, this week has been a dream! We're back to breezing through Beast Academy (our math curriculum), we printed out this awesome puzzle of Canada from CBC Parents, and today we took homeschool out of the house to … Continue reading Visiting Fort George
I see you guys on the Twitter. Your kids are home for the summer now and it sucks. Your kids want to eat every 5 minutes, they're bored, and you have to take them to the pool. The pool! I am really enjoying it because it's hilarious, but also, I'm crying inside because I homeschool. I … Continue reading Is it over yet?
Travelling with a gifted kid may seem like something only a crazy person would do. Between overexcitabilities and the fact they these kids never seem to turn off, it's difficult to just make it through the day . When would you even have the time to plan a vacation when you're parenting a gifted kiddo?! But what … Continue reading Travelling with gifted kids
My sister and I woke up at 6 am in a state of determination. We were in Paris, damnit! And we weren't going to let a bit of dirt get in our way. There was a laundromat downstairs and cleaning supplies in the apartment, we'd simply have to bring things up to our own standards. … Continue reading Chateau de Versailles and Paris, France
We woke up early to head to London and see the Tower of London, London Bridge, and Tower bridge. We didn't have time to do a tour of the Tower of London, but it was awesome to see! It was a nice morning walk followed by a ride in the underground to catch the drizzly-day … Continue reading London to Paris: C’est la vie
My only absolute requirement for our trip to Europe was a day in Bath. Total disclaimer: I love Jane Austen, but researching the town made me want to go whether she wrote about it or not. A Unesco World Heritage Site (The Roman Baths) and strict building regulations makes it a picturesque tourist town. Just … Continue reading A day in Bath
Waking up in another country has been the best experience of my life. Kaleb slept a total of 5 hours. Total. On a plane. Sitting up. But who can sleep when you have a city to explore? We got the train into the city, got apologized to because they thought we were American (shhh they … Continue reading London, Baby!
My favourite mornings are always my husbands first day home. He usually catches a late flight and sneaks home in the early morning, so Kaleb and I wake up and Dad's home! It's better than Christmas. I know people like to harsh on their families on Mother's Day, and it's all in good fun, but … Continue reading Mother’s Day and travel day!
I was 9 when my dad died. Throughout the years, I’ve often heard my mom express her determination to make sure that my sister and I “turned out okay.” There was, and maybe still is, a stigma that a single parent can’t raise successful, happy children. That maybe their kids will be missing something. My … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day Mommy