It’s been a few years since bedtime stories have been a regular thing in our house. For years it was part of the nightly ritual to read a story or two (or sometimes five!) to our daughter right before tucking her in. Now she’s 10, and...

Wedding showers are great. You register for a bunch of things you think you'll probably need, and all your friends and family head to the store and stock your house with all the goodies you need to start your new life together. And then they forget...

Before our son was born I could have never imagined how my life would change. I mean, I read about how my life would never be the same and what kinds of things I could expect. I also have many friends who have children and...

When it comes to home maintenance, we know not everyone is Bob Villa. Heck, most people aren’t even Tim Allen. But that’s no reason to be caught with a squeaky hinge, a leaky faucet, or a loose deck board. Basic home maintenance skills are, in our...

Every week we try to get my daughter focused on a new “value” that will help to engender respect and courtesy, and make her the kind of person other people want to be around. It's probably something we could all use a little work on...

A while back, Buzzfeed ran up one of its longer but curiously more profound lists entitled "37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old." Although littered with GIFs (as Buzzfeed tends to do), the actual list is worthy enough of attention. In fact, we're posting the list...

When our DD was three years old, she was into Tinker Bell. Like, in a BIG way. Well, truthfully she was into all things fairy. Her favourite blanket was a quilt featuring fabric prints of the The Flower Fairies of Cecily Mary Barker. And her absolute...

If you have kids, you're keenly aware of the one major factor they all have in common: They don't stop growing. And that growing is a big problem for the budget, especially as they go through spurts. Isn't it fantastic when you can count on them as...

We do a lot of painting. Whether it's touching up or refreshing a room, finishing a decor project, or upcycling a beautiful piece of previously-loved furniture, there's nothing that really dresses up a project like a fresh coat of paint. But, of course, painting can get...