baby, babywearing, life, personal

‚ÄčRucksacks and Back Naps!

Rucksacks and back naps! As some of you know I've gotten hooked into an amazing local babywearing community since the middle of my pregnancy. Not only are these folks super supportive and fast becoming friends but I am learning so much about wrapping, carrying, and all the benefits that go with. Right now I'm focused on learning how to back carry. Today I tried a new finish and for the last two days simply having Trent on my back has equalled pretty decent naps. My kid, the sleepless wonder for the first three and a half to four months (night or day), is napping.

creative writing, life, personal

NanoWrimo and Me.

  Ever since I was old enough to read (perhaps even before that) I was writing stories. A happy companion to my drawings and paintings, writing let me create characters and situations that explored the worlds I loved to create. Folders upon folders of ideas and sketches and maps and floor plans, accompanied by character… Continue reading NanoWrimo and Me.

gardening, life, Lifestyle

Mums and Roses

As we carefully watch our budget while still¬†trying to make some improvements at home, we headed out today (on a Saturday - what were we thinking?) to look for a few items for our foyer. This also meant a couple of mums for the front porch. Eventually I'd love to get a couple of Adirondack… Continue reading Mums and Roses

life, Lifestyle

Welcome to the United States

¬†There's no shortage of movies and television shows perpetuating the myth¬†of 'marrying for a greencard' in the United States. But what happens when you actually meet, fall in love with, and marry an American citizen? The answer is far more complicated and less glamorous than popular culture likes to portray. The reality for us is… Continue reading Welcome to the United States

gardening, house, life

A Tree for Me

I have some garden space to work with in the new house and in that new garden space I have some trees! I have no idea what to do with trees or even how to identify them. and so¬†I will probably get to some research over Labour Day weekend. I'll also have to spend some… Continue reading A Tree for Me

house, life

Moving: The Good, The Bad, and The Other

No Easy Steps Sometimes life takes some unexpected turns. You work and prepare for something and then a curve ball happens and things aren't what you thought they would be. This seems to be the case a lot with us. From first meeting, to getting married, to immigration, to wedding, and relocation, we always seem… Continue reading Moving: The Good, The Bad, and The Other