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PEARLS ON A STRING

"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string." 
-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

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These are the Days

These are the days of early morning runs, soaking up the morning sunshine with nothing in my ears but birdsong.  Unless there is a new...

What I'll Remember about Summer 2023

School is just around the corner, the leaves in our corner of the world are starting to turn and the comfort of routines is needed. But...

Books I've Been Reading Lately

It used to be that when I got sick, it was a balancing act of movies for the kids and attempted rest for me. Not anymore, my reading list...

Taco Tuesday

It's marked on the calendar every week. Tuesday night supper = tacos. A no-brainer, decide-once, crowd-pleaser meal. (And yes, those are...

Hello May!

In April we lived the book, Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring. The month began with patches of snow and now the daffodils are nearly in bloom,...

What I've Been Reading Lately

Spare // Prince Harry Oh, boy this book! I've been on the wait list ever since I knew it was coming out and so joined the thousand or so...

Hello April!

Hello warmer weather and melting snow. Good-bye busy weeks of drama classes and field trips and ski days and Saint Patrick's Day...

What I've Been Reading Lately

This month has felt busier then others and yet my reading journal records a great reading month. After a couple months of a reading...

Fieldnotes: from our home and school

For many years, about this time in the year, I've made notes about what's bringing me joy or what's saving my life. It's a habit inspired...

The Year of No or Choosing a Better Yes

I'm a slow processor. I take awhile to make decisions and prefer to sit with something for a few days (or weeks) before sharing my...

May I recommend?

There is a running joke in our family that if the children know any random fact about astrophysics, botany or Eastern seaboard geography...

2022 in Review

Interview with the Mosheteers Favourite thing of 2022 Kilmeny (13) : Going to Europe Khaira (11) : Going to Europe, and surfing in...

My Favourite Books of 2022

I love hearing about people's favourite things, from Christmas traditions to small indulgent purchases but especially their books. This...

A Day in the Life: November 2022 Edition

I don't even remember when I did the first one but it was back when instagram was fun and we just shared our days, with no thought of...

On Grief, a Year Later

I didn't know. I didn't know so much. I didn't know that the searing pain of "he's gone, Breanne" was just the beginning. I didn't know...

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