Don’t Eat the Dog Food

Our second-youngest child, Daniel, has always been pleasant and easy-going, even as a baby. His eyes are still twinkling and a slight smile graces his face. Most troubles seem to just roll off his back, and his small smile often changes into a mischievous grin as he sits back on the fringes of our family…… Continue reading Don’t Eat the Dog Food

 What Ingredients Are Mothers Made Of?

Feature image by Brian Kershisnik | Painting From Life How about a little taste of eight-year-old reasoning to act as a reality check to balance all those manipulative commercials and sentimental Mother’s Day cards flooding the market as we get closer to Mother’s day? A warning. The following true comments are not politically correct. So simply laugh and…… Continue reading  What Ingredients Are Mothers Made Of?

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

  Imagine this scene. Eight children sprawl limply on chairs, a Chesterfield and on the rug surrounded by pillows, comforters, and favourite stuffed toys. Everyone is moaning on and off with fever, lethargy, and itchy spots that are driving them crazy. I dole out acetaminophen, rotate who gets an oatmeal bath (that brings temporary relief),…… Continue reading Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Firecrackers and Exploding Cow Pies

We expect playful pranks from boys in their early teens because they delight in stretching the boundaries. Firecrackers offer many exciting possibilities to a creative thirteen-year-old. My son, Joseph, along with a neighbour wondered what would happen if they lit a couple of firecrackers and threw them into the family’s country-style mailbox. The result was…… Continue reading Firecrackers and Exploding Cow Pies

A Solution to Morning Mayhem, With Hilarious Results

With limited funds, surrounded by lots of little people on a hobby farm, I had to discover innovative ways of coping. When I relaxed, often an unusual, creative or even funny solution to a problem popped into my head. I just needed to keep everything in perspective and listen to my own inner voice as…… Continue reading A Solution to Morning Mayhem, With Hilarious Results

Laugh For Mother’s Day: Hilarious Opinions from Little People

A little taste of  eight-year-old reasoning.  A reality check to balance all those manipulative commercials and sentimental Mother’s Day cards that are flooding the marketplace. Warning. The following true comments  are not politically correct. So simply laugh and enjoy, no need to flog me with feminist remarks. The following are answers given by grade two…… Continue reading Laugh For Mother’s Day: Hilarious Opinions from Little People

The Uninvited Guest

Raccoons, those masked marauders who plague my life, have struck again with stealth and intelligence last week. To carry out his mission, this particular raccoon braved stone steps down into our cellar, pushed open an unlatched door, crossed the room, climbed wooden steps and ate the garbage stored on the landing. Not satisfied with such meager pickings,…… Continue reading The Uninvited Guest

It Really is Time for a Laugh

Animals images are the perfect foil for cryptic or funny satire because the combination softens the ironic punch by making us laugh but will still get the point. Other times putting human insights on animal photos simply makes us laugh because they are probably true! So no more prattle, simply enjoy and laugh or at…… Continue reading It Really is Time for a Laugh

Grammar Humour

gram·mar ˈɡramər/noun the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general,usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics. synonyms: syntax, sentence structure, rules of language, morphology; linguistics “the editors of this newspaper need a refresher course in grammar” a particular analysis of the system…… Continue reading Grammar Humour

BUT Jesus is IN There

I was preparing dinner one afternoon when five-year-old Joseph came running up to me with a serious look on his face. He was always full of  energy and mischief but he also had a delightful spirituality that was not taught but inborn. Once again, David had another theological question for me, “Mum, does Mary live in my heart?” I did some fast…… Continue reading BUT Jesus is IN There

Canadian Backwood’s Butchers

When I asked this burly, backwood’s family of butchers if they would like a cup of tea, I was greeted with a roar of laughter as they toasted me with their morning coffee laced with whiskey. Our poultry live happy, free-range lives until B Day This tale of the chickens’ demise started out innocently enough.…… Continue reading Canadian Backwood’s Butchers

Large Families in ‘Tolerant’ Modern Society

In my experience as a mother of nine children, I have met more condemnation than acceptance and more questions that understanding. Perhaps it is because I do not look like the mother of a large family. I am tiny, look younger than my age and all my life people have labelled me as cute. So…… Continue reading Large Families in ‘Tolerant’ Modern Society

“Don’t Let the Dog In and Don’t Let Daniel Out!!”

Life was especially chaotic after the birth of our eighth and ninth children because everyone was still fourteen and under. It was difficult to keep a sharp eye out for my new bundle of energy.  Daniel was a real handful as a baby and a little kid. With his little eyebrows lifted up in surprise, his… Continue reading “Don’t Let the Dog In and Don’t Let Daniel Out!!”

Sock and Laundry Humour

To Pair or Not to Pair That is the Question   When all the kids were at home, I had 154 stinky socks to wash every week, at the bare minimum and socks disappeared into mountains of laundry. I could never find them all. Do you have any idea where 154 socks can hide every…… Continue reading Sock and Laundry Humour

Laughing at Myself

Quotes to make you laugh and keep life in perspective When I feel  at my wit’s end. This one makes me laugh and cuts through my stress. One in four people is mentally unbalanced. Think of three friends.  If they seem fine,                           …… Continue reading Laughing at Myself