Monthly Archives: January 2011

Kung Hei Fat Choi!



This week many of our friends and family will be celebrating the Chinese New Year and welcoming the year of the rabbit.  For those of us not of Chinese heritage, it’s a great opportunity for the whole family to experience … Continue reading

The Responsibility Chart



This week our family got out the picture hanging kit, found an empty section of wall in the kids room and hung up responsibility charts for each of our two children.  We had tried the home-made responsibility charts and weekly … Continue reading

A Win For Canadian Children



The announcement comes today as the Canadian federal government has finally agreed to ban six phthalates, chemicals that are commonly used in the manufacture of children’s vinyl toys.  This new regulation will be implemented in June of this year. Phthalates … Continue reading

Preschool Panic



I was walking through the neighbourhood enjoying a lovely evening stroll when a woman who was out working in her garden stopped to ask how far along I was.  At that point I was about 8 months pregnant.  She looked … Continue reading