Party of six?!?!

I was just scrolling through my insta feed when one of the handles had "... party of six" as part of their handle. I thought wow, that's something... wait... that's my family! Eleanor is still little so I've yet to say party of six, plus taking 4 kids, under 4.5, anywhere where they'd need to... Continue Reading →

Two months!

It's hard to believe we're a week away from having a 2 month old, a 17 month old, an almost 3.5 year old, and a 4.5 year old! Everyone is doing well! Including me and JD. Not everyday is easy, but we've got a good routine starting and all the kids are getting a good... Continue Reading →

Country Heat workout

30 day ago I started Country Heat. It's a Beachbody On Demand workout program. I'm happy to say I've completed it (well mostly), as a jump off point back into fitness. I say mostly, because I stared back at it when Eleanor was 3 weeks old, so I took it easy, and ramped up as... Continue Reading →


As you know, we do a lot of reading in our house. I believe in the research that shows how important reading is for young children. As you also know, we've been working on Hazel starting to read. She's still not super excited about it, which seems strange to me, but I can get her... Continue Reading →


Two days a week, my neighbour's daughter comes over and helps with the kids. I usually send them to the park and then she hangs out for lunch or play doh or whatever! She's fantastic. She has been babysitting the kids since Hazel was just a baby. She's more like a big sister and we... Continue Reading →

Naps are needed

Oh if only I could get all my kids to nap! It's a successful day if 2 nap at the same time. Yesterday, three, that's right three, napped at the same time! Jenni, Martin and Eleanor. What an exciting day!

Cloth Diapers with 2 kids, again…

One of the reason JD and I decided to have kids close together was to never get out of the diapering phase. Little did we know, Hazel and Jennifer had different plans. Hazel fully potty trained by 2.5 and Jenni was done before she was 19 months - disclaimer, we had nothing to do with... Continue Reading →

Park, park, park!

Yay! Park season is here! Just what every child needs. We headed to the park right after swimming for a picnic and play time. Everyone had a great time, including Martin who was ready for a nap. Likely, Martin, Jenni and I will be back at the park while Hazel participates in Math Explores this... Continue Reading →

Van reconfiguration

So the time came, where it made sense to change up the back seats to fit a a 4th car seat. This involved bringing up the extra captains chair that we've not been using. Also, because it's my birthday next week, and Mother's Day the week after that, I asked JD to clean the van... Continue Reading →

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