Dear Santa

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29561_551838984841536_1461596753_nThe Tree is up, The outdoor lights are up and my shopping finally complete online this week. First day of December and I can sit back and listen to the christmas music and enjoy watching Holiday movies. Last Year we had all our christmas things in boxes out in storage; while we rented out a small apartment. This Year, Everything came out early and I am in full holiday spirits. Continue reading

A Special Visit

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Saturdays Santa parade was fantastic and followed by a wonderful family lunch. We then strolled down the main street and did some window shopping and checked out a few shops including a kids toys store.  The girls were excited about the ‘Elf on the shelf’ display. We had decided a few nights earlier, to introduce the girls to the elf story and concept to test out the waters and see if they would believe in it. Being 6 and 5 we thought might be too late at this point since we never entertained the idea of it previous years. I came across the dvd and thought it would be a good intro without having to invest into the toy right away. We sat and watched it together, it was really cute and well done. The girls then started to ponder on why it was that ‘Elfie’ never came to visit our home. They loved him and the idea of this little elf helping Santa visiting every year.  At the Toy store, they asked for the elf. My husband then decided it would be nice to start the tradition. After all, baby A would eventually follow. As i walked the girls out of the shop, hubby was quick to purchase the kit and hide it within the baby stroller unnoticed. Continue reading

Santa Claus Is Comming To Town

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This Week I got the house ready for Christmas. Here in Oakville and Toronto the annual Santa Claus parade which is taking place this weekend marks the start of the Holiday season. Children all over the province are excited for the arrival of Santa and his reindeer. Santa comes to town to collect all the letters of requests and admiration from the kids.  Continue reading

Roots of Empathy

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Kids on the bus

Kids on the bus (Photo credit: roarpett)

Baby A and I have been taking part in a school program called ‘Roots of Empathy’   We meet with a classroom of students to in our schools to teach them the importance of Love and affection in the development of children. Continue reading

Blue Anger

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Blue Anger
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Sometimes life throws you challenges that may at times feel so beyond your control you fall into deep emotion of sadness. It’s a feeling of helplessness and despair that eventually surfaces into anger. When tears dry out and no longer flow but leave you feeling suffocated and at a loss of words. Continue reading

Classified

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The cuddle loom agent kids shirt

This week my girls started at a new school. Hubby and I decided that for various reasons the previous school they attended just wasn’t working. I stressed over this decision for a good couple weeks. Initially I had my doubts when we moved to the new neighbourhood and placed them in the nearest school. Continue reading