Do or Don’t: Should Kids Attend Funerals?

By Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Earlier this week our grandmother, the original Billie, passed away. At ninety-seven and a half years old, I would say she had a great run. As we waited for the funeral arrangements, I began wondering, should my kids attend the funeral? When our dad passed away, it was not even a consideration, the boys, aged four and ...

A Day At Canada’s Wonderland

By Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A crowded amusement park is enemy number one to Meg and I; we were raised to abhor them. Despite this, there was no way to get out of taking the kids to Canada's Wonderland this summer. We decided a Tuesday while school was still in was the best move. Besides, I am a big proponent of learning by living, ...

Leigh Takes On 40

By Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Yesterday I officially entered my fifth decade. I celebrated by eating multiple butter tarts and wondering why turning forty gets so much attention. I think it's perceived as being halfway through; it's the official stamp on the age passport that you're middle aged. Well fuck that shit. My maternal grandmother died at the age of forty-six and my ...

Labels Aren’t Just For Kids

By Thursday, June 9, 2016

With three girls close in age, I know the value of labelling my children's things. What I never imagined was how much I would love labelling my own belongings. Just last week at the gym, I managed to take Meg's hooded sweatshirt home. I was certain it was mine until she pointed out that she took the drawstring out of hers in ...

Malone’s Ninth Birthday

By Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It was Malone's ninth birthday party over the weekend; it was the third annual obstacle race we have done for her. The weather was great, and Meg organized everything which means no one was disappointed, nor was anything forgotten. It's a real win for me having her do this race. We had hurdles, potato sack races, Dude Perfect ...