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The (very) last day of preschool

Our youngest finishes preschool today, which marks the end of FOUR YEARS (between both kids) at the loveliest little preschool on the planet. For real. Wasn’t it not that long ago that D was going off for his first day? And finishing HIS two…

When preschoolers text

You know when you write something, and you have a feel this will be one of the pieces that gets readers sending emails and commenting — fast and furious? I shared my latest parenting column on my Facebook page about 30 seconds ago, and…

Why preschool is so totally worth it

I never went to preschool. Two weeks after I turned five, I made myself a crumpled peanut-butter sandwich, stuffed it into my orange Tupperware lunchbox, climbed the steps of the school bus and went off to Primary. Before that, I was at home, mostly….

Bright and organized bedroom

I’m always amazed by how much you can change a room in just a couple of hours — no painting walls or replacing linens required. When my friend Lisa asked us to take a look at the bedroom of her eight-year-old daughter, Katie, I…

Organizing kids’ art supplies

We keep our kids’ art supplies in our dining room. (I say dining room, but really, in these new-fangled open-concept houses, it’s our kitchen table area?) We always have, actually! It’s probably the hardest-working area of our house because IT IS USED CONSTANTLY and…

Kids on YouTube is the latest obsession

Kids on YouTube is the latest obsession {Heather's Handmade Life}

Are your kids on YouTube and dreaming of stardom? I often wonder, when my daughter is watching herself on YouTube and giggling hysterically at her own jokes, if we are raising what’s going to be the vainest generation of all time. Yes, she’s on…

First day of school = a very happy mommy

A very happy mommy on the first day of school {Heather's Handmade Life}

The day we’d been waiting for — for what felt like FOREVER — arrived yesterday, right on schedule. The first day of school a.k.a. NO KIDS AT HOME FOR SIX HOURS EACH WEEKDAY OMGGGG. It was a huge milestone for C, going off to Primary,…

Taking the pressure out of summer

School’s out in about a month and that means we’ll have a little more than two months of summer stretching before us — a blank calendar without too many possibilities. It’s not just that there isn’t elementary school or preschool to keep us busy….

Birthday party smackdown: big parties vs. small parties

After last year’s huge birthday bash for our daughter, I swore that we were finished with big birthday parties. I don’t know what pushed me over the edge, whether it was the prep work, the money, the 50-odd people in the venue or the…

Weekly wrap-up: Dancing + dating + decluttering

SUNDAYEaster was … hyper. Let’s leave it at that. MONDAYMy weekly DIY was a cool custom sign I made for a Cape Breton friend. It was really easy to make (minus the hand-cramping from the lettering) and I’m definitely going to make something similar…

Quilts from baby clothes

DIY baby clothes quilt {Heather's Handmade Life}

This project has been sponsored by Atlantic Fabrics’ six locations across Nova Scotia, including the newest store on Parkland Drive. Back in January I wrote about how I’d finally decided to purge the (very large) plastic bins of “special” baby clothing in our closets….

Parenting

I’ve been at this parenting game for, like, a bazillion years now (seven-ish?) so here’s a round-up of some of the most-viewed parenting posts. (Yes, there are entirely too many posts about putting on makeup, disastrous camping trips, and creating bizarre infant meals …)…