Oh Asynchrony, you're going to be the death of me! Whenever I get frustrated throughout the day, you're almost always behind it. Every time I ask myself "WHY?!" there you are, whispering in my ear in your stupid sing-song voice. What is asynchrony you ask? It's a fancy word for "out-of-sync." It basically sums up … Continue reading Asynchrony, you’re killing me
As parents, it's our job to look out for our kids. Not so that life is easy for them, but so that it is just. So that they can get the things that they need to grow up and be happy, healthy, and successful. I don't mean win a Nobel Prize or make six or … Continue reading This is what advocacy looks like
Christmas is over guys! Usually, I am feeling huge holiday withdrawal about now. All of the excitement and anticipation is over, and there's not much to look forward to but a new year. You have to come up with all of these resolutions to become a better person and stuff and it's just, well, it's … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
What a week! The week before Christmas is always insane, but add being told there is nothing the school system can do for your child on top of all the regular holiday stress and OMG guys, I am mess! But a good mess. An organized chaos if you will. I knew it was coming. I … Continue reading Possibilities
I think it's safe to say that all parents hit a point where they realize they aren't the cool, hip, fun parents they visualized themselves to be. Maybe it's the first time we utter the words "because I said so!" or maybe it's the first time we tell our kid they can't have candy for … Continue reading When parenting isn’t what you imagined
Earlier this year my husband and I had an important milestone as parents: we reached a moment where we couldn't teach our son anymore. Only in chemistry mind you, but considering he was only 3 at the time, it was a big deal. He was reading adult level books, flipping through text books, and watching … Continue reading Why my 4yo has a mentor
Last night, Toronto got a nice little blizzard. It just so happened that my husband was also flying in and supposed to get an airbus home in the wee hours of the morning. I wasn't too keen on him traveling in that weather, and luckily our best friend lives in Toronto, so he stayed the … Continue reading Christmas in Germany and the Toronto Christmas Market
One of my favourite Christmas events as a kid was with Girl Scouts. Each Girl Scouts group was assigned a different country. We would learn about that country's holiday traditions, and then we'd represent that country at big meeting. You'd get a passport and go around the world, doing crafts and trying new foods and … Continue reading A Christmas trip around the world
Yesterday, Kaleb woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me that he was going back to school today. I said okay, and we fell back asleep. He then spent the morning learning about Avogadro's number and moles and exponents with his mentor, and by this morning he seemed horrified that I … Continue reading The first snow
It's not every day your 4 year old asks to get a better look at Monet's use of cadmium yellow. A few nights ago we were reading in Kaleb's trusty Basher Science: The Complete Periodic Table: All the Elements in Style! that cadmium was used in Monet's favourite yellow paint. We decided to google some of his works, and in the process discovered that the Art Gallery of Ontario has a few of Monet's works on loan at the moment in their Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more exhibit. Clearly, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and it just so happened to be the perfect moment for it too!