It's been a couple of months since I read How to Give Up Plastic and was inspired to reduce the plastic usage in our home so I thought I'd share how that's going and some of the things we've replaced. Shampoo! Well, I haven't given up shampoo but I did make the switch to a… Continue reading Life: An Update on Reducing Plastic
Normally I would inundate you with photos of our town's annual Canada Day celebrations. However, this year I forgot my camera at home and took very few pictures. Not such a big deal since the parade is pretty similar every year and it's nice to just enjoy the moment, right? Except this year, Pearl was… Continue reading Canada Day 2019
Positive Discipline - Jane Nelson (Ballantine Books, 2006) Our local school district runs an early childhood education program for parents of children 5 and under. Once a season we can sign up for a class on parenting, appropriate for our child's age. Positive Discipline is one of the books they frequently recommend so I thought… Continue reading Book Review: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Our Pearl. She is curious and imaginative and very observant. She loves cars (her chosen party theme) and dinosaurs. She loves playing with her cars and has elaborate worlds built up around her car family (as she calls them). She's very relational in her play and everything is always sorted into families. Pearl loves looking… Continue reading Pearl is 4!
At the beginning of the summer, I shared our first experience of camping with two kids. Now I'm sharing what we've learned after a summer of camping and outdoor adventures with our kids. (Read Part 1 here.) We camped a total of four times this summer (not including the two times Peter camped out in… Continue reading Camping with Kids – Part 2
A couple of weeks ago, in the midst of an epic tantrum, I picked Pearl up and carried her outside. Sometimes a simple change of scenery can help calm her down and give us a fresh start so I held her, thrashing and screaming, against my body and walked to the end of the driveway.… Continue reading
In the world of parenting books, one I had heard frequently recommended was How to Talk so Kids will Listen and How to Listen so Kids Will Talk Adele Faber. I figured I would wait until Pearl was older/ more verbal to read it but when I saw a new edition titled How to Talk… Continue reading Book Review: How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber & Julie King