Cream Peas On Toast

As a parent, we enjoy replicating fond memories of our childhood with our own children.  Earlier this week, I was able to share with my little boys a childhood favourite, cream peas on toast.

Now, I was a rural raised little girl so we spent many hours outdoors, cutting and bringing in firewood for the winter months as well as gardening. Continue reading

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God Created Marriage To Be Beautiful

Today I would like to inspire you to work and go the extra mile in your marriage.

I am pleased to share my favourite Matthew Henry Quote:

The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.

As I read it again, I am moved.  In my mind it symbolizes so clearly what God’s intentions are for a relationship between husband and wife.  Continue reading

My Guilty (Secretive) TV Pleasure

I have recently been spending time with a new friend, a fellow mom.  We are just getting to know each other so we are slowly learning what we’re all about.  I asked her the other day if there are any shows she watches on TV that she doesn’t mention because they may embarrass her.  She looked at me with a sideways, confused look.  I giggled as I realized what my question sounded like.  The truth is, I just wanted to know if she too watched the Bachelorette.

Yes, my guilty, secretive pleasure is reality television and more specifically, these days, The Bachelorette.  Emily has been, in my opinion, the best bachelorette ever.  Yes, our proudly Canadian Jillian was brilliant during her season.  She has been one of the few Canadians featured in the Bachelor/Bachelorette that makes us proud.

Emily has seemed so accurate in her character judgement, sweet, asking the questions that matter and besides Sean (the next Bachelor), I could always understand why she sent everyone home.  Today, I enjoyed reading up on the remaining two Jef and Arie.  Have you gone to www.peoplewater.com to check out Jef Holm’s company?  It is brilliant and inspiring to see what they are doing to provide water for communities without water. Continue reading

What Is That In My Cream Cheese?

Out and about during my regular outings with my one and two year old, we are known to pick up a toasted blueberry bagel with strawberry cream cheese and/or a toasted sesame bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese at our favourite coffee shop.  I justify the bagel as part of their diets for their need for fat and calcium accompanied by the filling bagel.

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Recently, out of consideration of the funds running low in my entertainment budget for this month, I decided I would pick up some bagels and cream cheese from the grocery store.  Continue reading

Mealtimes With My Two Year Old

I expressed recently in Life With a Toddler…  Is A Rollercoaster how my two year old toddler mealtimes were chaotic.  At the time I wrote this post, I was at the highest point of tension with meals.  We experienced various forms of expression during grace, he’d rather discuss all of the other things he would rather be eating than what I’ve prepared.  Flying food was almost inevitable.  A short few days later, I changed my attitude.  I stopped fighting.

I have new mealtime habits: Continue reading

Bye, Bye Nursing, I’ll miss you…

He did it.  He quit.  Turning one for my little guy was the point when he decided he was no longer interested in the nutrition I was able to provide but would seek other sources.  Nursing isn’t for everyone but for me, it was more than I could have imagined.  My one friend said it was the intimacy of nursing that was special.  I have to agree, it feels wonderful to hold your little one so close to you, nuzzled in while they nurse.  There is also that thrill of knowing that you’re providing antibodies to fight off a cold or the nutrition they need to help the brain develop or adding strength to the bones, you just never know. Continue reading

Soccer, Soccer

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I went in to visit my last employer and I was invited to play in an outdoor soccer league this summer.  Hmmm…  Something to consider, I suppose.  I would think about it, chat with my wonderful partner, and check it out.

I went for the first practice of the season to see if I would have the skills to be on the team and consider whether I should join.  I left home, only thinking of myself.  It was a feeling I hadn’t had since I was single many years ago.  Back then, I was taking dance lessons, working full time and part time and taking College courses on the side.  Free time was rare and if anyone asked me to do something and I had the time free, I would say yes only because I didn’t know how to say no. Continue reading