As a mom of four girls, I’ve been fascinated by the gender differences in kids. Even way back when I was babysitting a family with three boys and one girl, I noticed that boys and girls are very different. Recently, after observing my girls play, I asked a friend of mine—a mom of 5 boys—to […]
Knowing what is best for your child is far more difficult sometimes than you might have expected, particularly when it comes to their social habits. In this day and age, there are fun-filled electronic devices at every turn, not to mention hundreds of online learning resources. Children play in many different ways. It is no […]
Last month while our friends from the Island were visiting, we took them to a couple of our favourite local parks. At the second park on the waterfront, we stopped for a few minutes to play in the playground after walking along the river for a bit. While the younger three children requested rides on […]
Last week the girls rediscovered some play dough toys and begged me to make them some play dough. That has basically been keeping them busy all week. I’ve had fun listening to them play together while they create, and seeing what they create when they are done. This is a little girl in a snowsuit, […]
What you do in the winter when it doesn’t snow…
“Mommy, I need a rain suit,” Lily told me after her first week of preschool. It was on the list of supplies her teachers had given me, but we were busy during September settling into school routines and finding everything Sunshine needed for Kindergarten. Plus it wasn’t rainy yet—we had a lovely sunny fall here. […]
I’m linking up with BabyStylista and 5 Minutes for Mom today.
Sunshine and Lily are playing quietly on the floor behind my computer chair. They have scattered their scissors, stickers, notepads and crayons all over the carpet, but they aren’t fighting with each other. I’ve come to treasure that working-together silence; the times when they can play with each other as sisters or just side by […]