Book Review: Etched in My Memory by xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins

Etched in My Memory - xwu'p'a'lich, Barbara Higgins (Creator's Touch Press, 2017) I really enjoyed this book. The stories are full of personality and interesting anecdotes and the unique place in which I am fortunate enough to live really comes alive through the author's histories. xwu'p'a'lich, or Barbara Higgins, is an Indigenous woman, born in… Continue reading Book Review: Etched in My Memory by xwu’p’a’lich, Barbara Higgins

More Camping: Thormanby & Sakinaw

Last summer Peter and I had a joke that camping with our children (then aged 3 and 10 months) was "an investment in future fun". It was a lot of work, it wasn't always enjoyable, but we felt it was important and something we wanted to do with them and we hoped that we were… Continue reading More Camping: Thormanby & Sakinaw

Camping with Kids – Part 2

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

Canada Day 2018

This weekend we celebrated Canada Day! It's a big event in our little town and we always love joining in on the festivities. ¬†Pearl was especially excited about Canada Day since she could remember the parade from last year. On Sunday morning she came happily into our room to wish Peter and I "Happy Canada"… Continue reading Canada Day 2018

The Rest of the Summer (So Far)

As August quickly approaches its end, we've started to look ahead to the fall in our household. Peter's work schedule changes to its more regular hours in a couple weeks and so the rhythm of our days will revert back to its more ordinary flow. In the meantime, we are enjoying our last days of… Continue reading The Rest of the Summer (So Far)

Canada Day 2017

This year Canada celebrated 150 years of existing as Canada. We are obviously a young country and we would do well to remember that culture existed and people lived on this land for many, many years before European settlers arrived. In 150 years, we as a nation have made a great many mistakes and we… Continue reading Canada Day 2017

Long Weekend, Long Weekend, Long Weekend

That's a pretty beautiful pairing of words, isn't it? Oh, Canada! Thanks for the long weekend! What did I do? Got dressed up and had a fancy dinner out with my handsome husband. We had a gift certificate (Thanks Jen!) to a nice restaurant nearby and ate delicious food while watching the rain fall over… Continue reading Long Weekend, Long Weekend, Long Weekend