Thanksgiving Down Under

My family and I have been fortunate to share two Thanksgivings in North America. The first was a Canadian Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the second Monday in October. This was our first time in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and we were blessed to share it with my husband’s Uncle and Auntie and extended family. We

Monday Morning Mumblings

Today really will be a mumbled and short blog post. It’s 8.35 a.m as I’m typing this and I have no idea of what to write. As I sit drinking my second coffee of the day, the temptation to not write anything because that little voice in my head says, “Dude, nobody really cares what you have

Monday Morning Mumblings

After another weekend of me ‘Driving Miss Daisy 16′, because my DH had to go away for work, so it was on my shoulders to keep up with the driving lessons. I found this YouTube clip from the awesome HOW TO DAD guy and thought you’d enjoy some Kiwi humor.  Hope you’re having/have had a

Studying Reality TV – or, Would You Like a rose with that?

Snippet of conversation between me and Miss 16 the other day. Scene setting: Miss 16 walks in the door after a day at school and immediately comes and gives me a hug. Me: What’s wrong?! Miss 16: I had a horrible, horrible day. Me: What happened?! *thinking Mama Bear (which Miss 16 cutely calls me)

Monday Morning Mumblings

Fire fighters, right? What’s not to love. Brave, dedicated, often heroic. They go above and beyond the call of duty. This weekend I heard/read a lovely story about a firefighter trying to rescue a Wellington woman’s cat. It actually happened near my cousin’s house a few hours before we arrived for a visit. You can read the

Teach Your Heart Release Day & Giveaway

Happy Book Birthday to Gracie and Owen – Teach Your Heart’s release day is today! Woot! I’m so excited about this book and I hope you are too – it’s been a long time coming. Owen, Dr. O-for-Awesome, has a lot to learn from Gracie Cooper and his two nieces and nephew. I have to