I had a lot of fun creating a crocheted mouse house or doll house last week. It was so easy to make and I used scrap yarn. The shape is similar to an igloo created by inserting a rigid piece of plastic canvas into a crocheted sleeve and bending it into a doom shape with a flat floor. The first version was 6″ long and only … Continue reading A Crocheted Mini Doll House
I faltered slightly as I managed to stutter to my husband,“Do you want to know what Claire just said to me?…”. Continue reading When Little Kids Swear
I discovered that giving birth and dying are not that different and life and death are not as far apart as I had once presumed. Exactly three years ago, I finally became cognizant of how thin the line between life and death really is when I nearly lost one of my daughters as she struggled to give birth. During labour, she almost bled out … Continue reading A Near-Death-Experience
I love how each generation of fathers are becoming more involved with childcare. My husband was much more involved with our children than his father ever was and my sons are even more comfortable changing diapers and bathing infants. all paintings found at Dad and daughter relationships, as explained by 10 paintings. One of my son-in-laws says that he could never see himself as a … Continue reading A Salute to 21st Century Fathers
I could have written this article myself if I was more on the ball. After all, this subject is especially close to my heart. I am mum of nine, adult children who raised her kids with her husband on a small hobby farm. We raised our own beef, chicken, pork and eggs year-round and vegetables for 6 months of the year. I was delighted as … Continue reading THE EVERYDAY ENVIRONMENTALIST
It is a simple fact; there is no better way to form deep relationships and a sense of family unity than conversation over a home-cooked meal, then sharing a good movie afterward. It was our large family’s version of going out for dinner and a movie in town. Life around our dinner table was relaxed and happy because I allowed my children to behave in … Continue reading Family Fun: Dinner and a Movie at Home? Yup!
Raising children is not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power, and wealth. Continue reading Motherhood- A Feminist Career Choice