Our Quirky House

 Welcome to our house.We love kids, animals and plants but watch out!Do not trip over the dog laying in the hallway and please,edge around that blanket fort;  it took an hour to make yesterday!...more

The misadventures of a boot camp newbie.

I have a boot camp injury because of course I do.Turns out you can sprain a finger while lowering yourself to the ground for a fun session of a move best described as a soles of the feet together, butt off the ground tilt & lift the likes of which was last seen as the baby you were growing launched out of your nether regions, and that targets those lower abs that refuse to show themselves no matter how many times you kindly (tragically) refuse the cupcakes that people will keep pushing on you.Sigh....more

How I became a zombie.

This is the tale of a woman who has never ever ever in the history of ever suffered from allergies. She’s a bit smug. She eats reasonably healthy foods if you don’t count the lack of control around pastries and cake and chocolate. But who’s counting? She takes her vitamins. She spends lots of time outdoors....more

And then I fell down laughing

So, this happened yesterday.↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ ...more


“If someone asked me to pick out my own vagina’s mug shot out of a lineup of vaginas, I’d be helpless. And probably concerned about what exactly my vagina had been doing that constituted a need for its own mug shot.”...more

Monkey see. Monkey do.

It’s incredible what a few rays of sunshine and temperatures just above 0°C can do after the longest winter ever. It’s as though we were living in Game of Thrones and instead of winter is coming it was all winter won’t go the *bleep* away. Overly long seasons hamper a Canadian’s ability to engage in scintillating conversation. There are only so many times we can say, “Dude, did you see the snow yesterday,” before even we tire of the monotony....more

It was her birthday

PG turned nine recently and as always her birthday coincided with the end of the hockey season, which means she usually gets shafted. She’s a good sport about it. The year the boys won the league championship on her day, and she was one of the first to hoist the cup, is still one of her highlights....more
@Karen Ballum I couldn't stop laughing.more

Invisibility cloak activated Captain.

She slips behind the steering wheel and the solid thunk of the car door shuts out the world, leaving her in solitude, free from the prying eyes of society. With her invisibility cloak activated, anything goes. And I mean anything.Don’t pretend you haven’t thought this....more

Puppy dog kisses and unicorn hearts

Today I will kiss the dog (and D) and dance with my kids and see rainbows everywhere. It’s either that or become a flamethrower, so thunderous are the clouds that have gathered. I’m alternating between extreme pissed-off-ed-ness and giddy smiles....more


How well do we accept coaching? Are we receptive to teaching moments? Without judgment. Without the internal voice speaking over the one teaching.This is where my report card would read ‘Needs improvement.’ By some miracle, D and I have been able to pass this lesson on to the kids with some success. We totally planned it that way.Maybe.Or not.Whatever, I’ll take it....more