Category: Dance

The highs and lows of your child’s first big commitment

Even with the mood swings, being part of the cast of The Nutcracker has taught our daughter so much about hard work and commitment.

Bodysuits are back (and easy to sew)

Bodysuits are back (and easy to sew) How to sew kids' bodysuits for dance, gymnastics, or fashion {Heather's Handmade Life}

Fellow 30-somethings, remember the bodysuits of the ’90s with snap crotches?! And if you stretched or arched your back or breathed wrong, you’d pop one of the snaps open? And if they all came unsnapped, your bodysuit would start to hitch upwards until you… Continue Reading “Bodysuits are back (and easy to sew)”

Checking out Chuck E. Cheese’s

Checking out Chuck E. Cheese's {Heather's Handmade Life}

Our son turned eight earlier this summer and his birthday fell during our family’s vacation to Ontario to see my dad and stepmother. We’d toyed with the idea of taking the kids to Canada’s Wonderland for the day but it felt too expensive —… Continue Reading “Checking out Chuck E. Cheese’s”

The high cost of kids’ activities

The high cost of kids' activities: How do you explain to a child that they can't do it all? {Heather's Handmade Life}

She just didn’t understand it. To her, it made perfect sense. If she took dance one afternoon, cheerleading another afternoon and gymnastics on a third afternoon, that still left an afternoon free for taekwondo. Plus, you know, a fifth weekday afternoon would be completely… Continue Reading “The high cost of kids’ activities”

50 thoughts heading into dance recital weekend

Will these tights look dirty on stage? Nah, the lights are bright. Bright lights are like the theatre version of an Instagram filter. I hope the bun looks good. I think I made it too high last time. Where *is* the crown of a… Continue Reading “50 thoughts heading into dance recital weekend”