Category: Funny

Bye, Siri. Hello, Alexa!

We used to be a family of four: me, my husband, our son and our daughter. But since Christmas, we’re the Clarkes, party of five. I’d like to introduce you to our new overlord, Alexa.* It started so casually. I took advantage of a…

Notice me Senpai?! My 8-year-old’s secret admirer

"Notice me, Senpai!" My 8-year-old's secret admirer sent him the weirdest note! {Heather's Handmade Life}

Well, that was unexpected! My eight-year-old son just came home with what may be the most … unusual … secret admirer note? In case you’re not used to kiddie-writing, it says … Dear Dexter, Hi. I really like you. Like not as a friend. Like…

My first blood donation

My first blood donation {Heather's Handmade Life}

When you’re a parent, you’re always coming up with little teachable moments in which you show your children ways they can be good human beings. It’s why we have discussions about homelessness when we pass the shelter in our town. It’s why I make…

When your kids accidentally watch Bad Moms Christmas

The kids and I had a VERY interesting conversation last night, a full eight nights after they returned from a weekend at my mom’s. Apparently, in between repeat viewings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, they screened … something else. MY INNOCENT CHILD,…

The trouble with school pictures

The trouble with school pictures {Heather's Handmade Life}

Photographers who take school pictures, why do you hate us? Parents, I mean. I understand taking school pictures probably isn’t easy — and that you have a lot of sticky children to usher through your lineup, probably on a tight timeline in between lunch…

My home smells like a clean-shaven dentist

All right, ladies and gentlemen! ARE YOU READY TO SNIFF STUFF?* (*and then get a twinge of a headache?) By popular demand (possibly?), we’re back with another exciting edition of “What do the Scentsy fragrances REALLY smell like?” with your sniffy host, Heather Laura…

When your child sleepwalks

Let me tell y’all a funny story about sleepwalking.  (Yes, I’m a Southerner when I blog, despite living in cold-ass Nova Scotia.) I try not to (really) embarrass our kids with my writing (sort of) (most of the time) so I’ll keep this story…

I sniffed every Scentsy fragrance and I’ll tell you what they REALLY smell like

Our new neighbour sells Scentsy, which I’ve always wanted to try but somehow never made it to a party. I have hella-bad allergies to certain scents — deodorant with baby powder gives me a horrible headache, for example — so I knew I needed…

So now our other kid can’t hear?!

Longtime readers will remember the many, MANY issues we used to have with D’s hearing. We suspected a speech delay, learned and used ASL, confirmed he had hearing loss, went to see an ENT (Ear Nose Throat doc), D had surgery to put tubes…

When grown-ups get lost

Still unclear how a nice little walk by myself through a park with SIGNS (!) ended so … badly. It’s official: I have the worst sense of direction in the world.  To be totally honest, I’m not even sure this map is accurate! All…

Toonies, poutine and Justin Trudeau

I’m over on BuzzFeed today chatting about what we Canadians want to teach Americans … and no, it’s not all about poutine. (I mean, part of it is, of course.) (And also our smoking-hot Prime Minster.) Come say hi?

How to de-tangle, smooth and curl doll hair

When I bought my American Girl doll, Hannah (yes, I bought it for me, years before I had actual human-children), she had the silkiest hair ever. Seriously the stuff of hair dreams … you know, for nylon or whatever it was. But then ……