10 Winter-Hater Game Changers

So, this actually happened. Just a random day at the Walton house....more

Goodbye Winter 2014-15

The calmness of the snowfall, white winter wonderland as far as my eyes could see, and the soft feel of snow under my...more

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs

It's getting to that point in the winter where it's hard to remember a time when Toronto didn't seem to be auditioning for the part of Narnia under the rule of scary Tilda Swinton. I can see my friends and myself getting a bit batty about the unrelenting winter. So what can we do when we can't afford to catch a jet to Australia? I've got a few ideas. ...more
I am actually sitting here right now, in my exercise gear, trying to get away from this computer ...more

Surviving the Winter Blues

Seasonal depression is a real thing, and it affects a surprisingly large number of people in the colder regions. If you happen to live in one of these regions, you understand. You’re cooped up inside all the time, with the exception of the walk from the door to the car. It’s dark when you wake up in the morning and dark when you leave work in the evening. Heck, you might go days at a time without being in direct sunlight! Just taking the garbage out or letting the dog out is a chore because of how long it takes to get bundled up in all your winter gear....more

Flip Flop Wishes and Warm Weather Dreams

We finally got snow last week. The kids played, school was cancelled, and now I'm officially ready for winter to be over. Mother Nature is killing me because the Feels Like Temp is -6 degrees right now. The state of my skin and cuticles are in dire condition due to the cold, but the show must go on. Errands still need running and kids still need chauffeuring to nightly activities despite all urges to hibernate through these cold months wearing sweats and watching Netflix. ...more

Leaving The House

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Carseat Safety and Cold Weather

I thought I would revisit this topic because, as we all know, winter has arrived with a vengeance.  I hate this weather. Less than zero is just plain wrong.  I am such a temperate climate, California girl at heart. Ok, I will stop torturing everyone with visions of Palm trees and beaches in January....more

Tips to Beat the Ongoing Winter Blues

With comfort, comes the feeling of ease and lack of strength, willpower, and decision-making to change up the daily regimen. If we are not scheduled to make the early bird appointment in the morning, then we are bound to press snooze to counter the feelings of sluggishness and brief encounters with the cold, brisk air of our morning commute. ...more

I Think We Moved to the Arctic. Here Are Some Things Making Me Happy Today.

I think we moved to the arctic when I wasn’t looking.It’s cold. The temperature hasn’t been higher than 20 in weeks (okay, days… but still).It’s dreary and I miss the sun. Like consistent days of just sun. We did have some sun yesterday. And it was warm. I was tempted to lay on the dog’s bed with him and sun myself.There’s too much snow. We got another foot and a half on Sunday. We now have over 8 FEET of snow on the ground.I have cabin fever. And I just want spring. Or at least 40 degree temperatures....more

Nursing in the winter is easy!

If you've delved into the archives you'll find I took a very, very systematic approach to my newborn baby's clothes and maternity wardrobe. Then baby boy was born and I realised that I hadn't given a single thought to what I would wear after his birth....more