Have you met Fancy Nancy?

Meet Fancy Nancy…my daughter’s new best friend! If you have a little girl and you don’t know Fancy Nancy, you need to sprint (that’s a fancy word for run) to the bookstore or library and introduce her to this fabulous character. Now, I’m all for avoiding gender stereotypes. My daughters have tractor books, hockey books, and […] Read more…

Our March Break Getaway

Friends of ours invited the four of us to join them for March Break in the Bahamas. Yeah, that didn’t happen. Instead, I am here to regale you with the exciting tales of our long-distance voyage to Toronto, Ontario! Woo hoo, you may be thinking. From where we live, Toronto is only a commute away, […] Read more…

“Country Bumpkins, Who Are You Wearing???”

Admittedly, my daughters’ red carpet appearances are few and far between, (especially now that my parents have pulled up their seventies-rust-coloured basement flooring), but I still like them to look their best when we go out. Is there any mom out there who hasn’t hit the road with perfectly coiffed and attired children, only to […] Read more…

Smartkiddies Mathematics

Here’s a website which will appeal to teachers and parents alike: Smartkiddies Mathematics. At Smartkiddies, you’ll find printable worksheets and interactive math activities sorted by both grade and topic.  As a teacher, I often pull up the site on my laptop and project it to my Smartboard (interactive whiteboard) to teach or reinforce concepts. As well, teachers can create accounts […] Read more…

Notes About Comments

In honour of some of my friends and family members who are new to this blog thing, I thought I’d clear up some questions about the “comments” process. If you’re on the home page, you can either click “read more” at the bottom of a post or  ” # comments” beside the title to bring you […] Read more…

True Confessions: I’m Coveting My Neighbour’s Goods

I want a Pandora bracelet. It’s okay, it’s not like I’m deluding myself into believing that I need it or anything; I just want it. But the problem is, I didn’t even know I wanted one until my next-door-teacher got one. And then another coworker. And now I am succumbing to the equivalent of teenage […] Read more…

Keep Your Kids Close To Your Heart!

If you want a creative way to keep your kids even closer to your heart, follow my lead: order a do-it-yourself photo necklace from Photo Jewelry Making. I bought a double-sided charm with a ballchain, but found the chain wasn’t dressy enough so I bought a new one elsewhere. (If you order a necklace, I’d recommend upgrading to the […] Read more…

Birthday Traditions (oh, and my daughers’ pseudonyms)

Before I begin, let me introduce you to my daughters, Frannie and Maggie. If you’re someone who knows me personally, this will likely confuse you a little, but I have enough strangers reading my blog now that I am following the lead of several other bloggers and assigning pseudonyms to my girls. The names do have some […] Read more…

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