Happy Mother’s Day! 10 Things I Learned From My Mother


As I make my way through the adventure of parenting, I am often reminded that it is not meant to be figured out all on one’s own. There are several key players who will influence the way in which we parent. And since it’s Mother’s Day today, I want to take a moment to reflect…

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Kids’ Summertime Fun with Inukshuks and Rock Art


Sunday afternoon turned out to be the perfect day to spend doing an indoor activity with the girls. The rain finally came down in thick sheets after weeks of a heat wave and dry spell. With our bag full of rocks which we recently collected at our local ‘Cherry Beach’, we decided to create our very…

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Magical Fairy Dust to Brighten Your Days: A Fairy Garden, Part 2


We have been experiencing quite the heat wave here the last few weeks! School has finally let out and the girls are eager to start our summer vacation in the city. For the most part, we’ve been keeping the schedule simple: a good breakfast, some water colour painting for J and R while I prepare…

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A beautiful symphony of flowers at Allan Gardens


During March break, the kids and I took a trip to our local conservatory, Allan Gardens. Children love learning about the different types of plants and flowers, and where, how and why they grow where they do. The conservatory is a walking symphony of spring blooms that are separated into different rooms with incredible plant…

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Magical Fairy Dust to Brighten Your Days: A Fairy Garden


As the snowdrops and crocuses peak their bright little heads out, I can’t help but feel an urge to garden and create.   Yesterday, my girls and I set out to prepare the front garden. We raked the remainder of the fallen leaves of autumn, and tilled the soil in preparation for the spring flowers we…

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Day Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother


If you are new to this series of posts by Carrie of the Parenting Passageway (http://theparentingpassageway.com), please refer to my note on my previous post under Education, which links to Day One, Part Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother https://faymeling.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/day-one-part-two-twenty-days-toward-being-a-more-mindful-mother/ . Thanks! -Fay Meling Day Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother.

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Day One, Part Two: Twenty Days Toward Being A More Mindful Mother


I just came across this lovely blog on parenting by Carrie of the Parenting Passageway. Carrie is “a certified neonatal and pediatric physical therapist, lay breastfeeding counselor, board-certified lactation consultant and positive parenting and homeschool consultant, Carrie has observed, worked with and counseled thousands of families.” ( http://theparentingpassageway.com/about/) Carrie has written a series of entries that…

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The Gift of Welcome


My daughter started a new class yesterday. What a strange adventure the last few weeks have been! While the challenges of kindergarten may seem trivial to some from the outside, those who have children or have experience dealing with ‘little people’ know how truly devastating an on-going, non-positive experience in a child’s first year of…

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