In Our Shoes

Last week I had a few rare baby- and kid-free hours, so I hit my favourite local consignment store. We have a couple of weddings to go to this summer and one of the things I gave up when I […]

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The Renovation: Before and After

The great thing about having a lot of people over is the motivation it provides to tidy up. If it’s a few friends, I can usually let stuff slide — after all who doesn’t have piles of papers, books, a […]

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An Ode To My Tantruming Threenager

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An Ode to My Tantruming Threenager* Please get off the floor, dear child, it’s neither clean nor warm And if you thrash about like that, your brand-new clothes will get torn. It will do you no good, my love, to […]

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10 signs your child is NOT going to be potty trained any time soon

We started another potty-training journey again last week. After many, many hours spent talking about the pee, encouraging the pee and moping up when the pee materialized unexpectedly, let’s just say it didn’t go as well as we’d hoped. We’re […]

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Life Lessons From Dogs

We said goodbye to our sweet senior dog yesterday. It was a day I’d been dreading but which, owing to his back and hip problems and his general declining health, was a painful but necessary kindness. Despite the inevitable tears […]

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