Short and Sweet: Party Time and “The Wandering Child.”

Trying to find your lost child at a party full of kids, in a large subdivision, is not fun. Especially when you have four children by yourself. That’s what I experienced for the first time a few weeks ago at a birthday party for my friend’s son. It’s also something I care not to experience … Continue reading Short and Sweet: Party Time and “The Wandering Child.”

Short and Sweet- “Strange sounds and personal reflection.”

Parents, do you miss that privacy that you had before you had children? You know, that distant memory in the back of your head where you could eat, read or even use the bathroom in quiet? I do. Now don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change what I have for a moment. However this past … Continue reading Short and Sweet- “Strange sounds and personal reflection.”

Epic Snow Fight, Chess Moves and Interesting Inventions: A Tribute To My Late Uncle

Where has time gone? It seems like only yesterday I was a teenager visiting my Aunt Pauline and Uncle Don in Corner Brook. I remember exploring their backyard, going to different places throughout town with my Uncle Don or “Uncle Bond” as I affectionately called him. Now it’s been one year since his passing on … Continue reading Epic Snow Fight, Chess Moves and Interesting Inventions: A Tribute To My Late Uncle

Dollhouse Stories and an Unexpected Gift

“Oh no! She’s falling! Catch her!” Railene screams, as Elsa plummets towards the floor. With lightening reflexes, Captain America leaps from the second floor bathroom and catches her in the nick of time! “Hooray for Captain America!!” The star spangled hero saves the day yet again! So begins another Dollhouse Adventure in Railene's bedroom. A … Continue reading Dollhouse Stories and an Unexpected Gift

The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 4

The Opportunist- Isaac son of Christian “Isaac’s log, 3.1: Day 7 of Isolation. I have’t been outside these walls for days. I can’t remember the last time I had a timbit. Mmm timbits. Something has changed in the home here lately. No van rides. No trips to stores. I think somethings up, hopefully it’s not … Continue reading The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 4

A New Day Will Come- Strength In The Midst Of The Storm

Some days I wonder, “Am I stuck in some continuous cycle of a downward spiral?” It seems like after one problem is fixed, another takes it’s place. Do you ever feel like that? Man, I sure do sometimes. When it rains it pours. Rinse. Repeat. Rinse. Repeat. Even in the midst of the chaos and … Continue reading A New Day Will Come- Strength In The Midst Of The Storm

The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 3

Mother Hen- Ava daughter of Christian “DIS! DIS! Mmhmmm...Mmhmm. Was dis?!” So begins another routine stair sweep by Ava, aka “Mother Hen”. As we ascend the stairs leading to the her bedroom with her fellow twin Isaac, she combs the stairs a step at a time picking up small specks of dust and debris with … Continue reading The Four Kindred: The Leader, The Protector, Mother Hen and The Opportunist- Part 3