Omega 3

Encouraging adequate nutrition for picky school-age and teenage boys can be a tricky endeavor. And for this land-locked prairie family, we have not been very adept at ‘getting our fish on”, so to speak.  In summer we will grill a cedar plank salmon and we partake in tuna melts a couple of times each month, … More Omega 3

Cœur et Esprit

It is difficult to overestimate the challenge of parenting a spirited child. They are relentless. They are persistent. They are not easily satisfied. They will not believe it just because you said it. The evidence does not apply to them. The “why” is never appeased. It has been easy to see the negatives in my … More Cœur et Esprit

Harvest Hockey Pop Moon

Sitting at hockey evaluations this week, a friend of mine asked me how my organizing was coming along.  A valid question.  Progress thus far has been limited to the pantry (which you may have seen if you follow my Instagram stories on @windandbone), the bathrooms (unbelievable how many things came out of there – we … More Harvest Hockey Pop Moon

One of Those Days

It’s summer, and that means the boys are off school for eight glorious laborious weeks. Every year come June, I have wonderful, educational, motivational plans for these weeks.  Workbooks to keep minds fresh, activities to cultivate creativity, book lists printed, and this year, a great big calendar to keep everyone informed about the daily and … More One of Those Days

Before the Bloom

This spring, I planted a vegetable gardenette.  I can’t call it a full-fledged garden because that would certainly be insulting to the real and true gardeners out there, but I did put a few seeds in the dirt and I am happily watching them push through.  I am sowing in expectation of reaping zucchini and spinach and beans … More Before the Bloom

Mother’s Day

Today has been an abundant day.   A journey through an atlas of emotions, and now that the sun is gone, my heart is stretched. It is Sunday – Mother’s Day – and it began in failure as my desire to worship together with my children at church was outweighed by the slowness of the … More Mother’s Day