We finally arrive at Carleton. We are all tired. Guess what? The rooms are not ready. Some of the children will not be bunking with their friends. Some rooms are a mess. The children are taking it well. Finally we settle in. One final check at midnight and everyone thought that was it for the night! Wrong! Mr. Turner and Mr. Lepage gave the final warning at 4:00am!
I’d patch up my little ragamuffins and cart them to school, their hair looking like they had entered a Lord of the Flies fashion show. I wrote clearly on my daughter’s agenda:
THIS MONTH IS VERY BUSY FOR US AS WE’RE STARTING A NEW BUSINESS.
It was no lie!
Cooking with new ingredients gives the kids a chance to try new foods they’ve helped create. They have a natural curiosity to explore new things. They are capable too and enjoy the different textures, smells and equipment which come with cooking.
A Life As A Human Interview: KATS is a charitable organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged kids in Victoria BC with the opportunity to learn the game of tennis as a means to foster physical, emotional and social well-being. We provide free equipment and lessons.
There is a huge learning curve in becoming a new parent. I want to share with you a few things I was told while pregnant that have turned out to be completely wrong for me and my little man. Relatives have the best intentions — but that doesn’t mean you should listen to them!
One of the stickiest subjects that your Mom never told you about is how to deal with other people’s kids when they are in your care or how to handle dropping your kid off with others. While it is possible you’ll never hit a bump in the road, it’s likely that at some point, something will go wrong.
Being a single parent can be demanding and stressful. Here are some hints for how to make things easier on yourself and get a sense of balance in your life.
My kids do not consume my life; I have a life of my own. My kids, though, are a bonus, a gift, and a pleasant distraction from all the other stuff that goes on in my life. I watch them, observe them, and admire them in so many ways. They are my children. I love them so profoundly, so deeply – and I like them too.
A humid air mass settled across southern and eastern Canada in the last few weeks, yet people continue to leave pets and children unattended in cars.
No, that isn’t a typo. I’m aware of all the hype flying around about that other vintage sci fi series and its hot-shot new movie, but right now I couldn’t care less. Why? Because I just enjoyed one of the wonderful little moments that we fathers born in the early seventies can cherish: I just sat down and watched the original Star Wars (Episode IV) with my young son for the first time.