Venn Diagrams

Shouldn’t math textbooks be about teaching one how to use something before making a question so obscure that it takes a child and their parents about 2 hours to actually figure out what the hell the numbers are doing in each place? This is a family that is good at math. In fact at least […] . . . → Read More: Venn Diagrams

Lest We Forget

This was the first year in quite a few that we have not headed out to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square in downtown Vancouver.  I felt a little guilty about that until Aidan stood up and sang Oh Canada while we watched the ceremony at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa.
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Menu Plan Monday, well Saturday: Back in the Saddle Again

One thing I loved about blogging, when I did it regularly, was participating in Menu Plan Monday. It was something to help me plan the week’s meals and the grocery list. I made far less impromptu decisions about dinners and when I was on the ball I spent less on groceries. So, back to blogging, […] . . . → Read More: Menu Plan Monday, well Saturday: Back in the Saddle Again


My boys, Aidan (9) and Quinlan (6) are really close brothers. Sometimes it is just proximity and sharing a room, and other times like tonight it is a shared experience and an enjoyment of each others company. That is not to say that my boys don’t fight. They do, all the time. They know each […] . . . → Read More: Brothers