Tying movies to life with a princess and the frog hunt

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me (or follows this blog) that I LOVE all things Disney. I have loved Disney movies for literally as long as I can remember. My mom loves to tell the story of how I had The Rescuers on record and had listened to it so many tines that I had the entire movie committed to memory. She also loves to remind me that I had to have all of the Disney movies on VHS as … [Read more...]

Never give up – Q’s views

Hi, this is Q here and this is what happens when you bang your lip with my knees and bit it at the same time. This happened today at gymnastics training. I am a gymnast and I'm on the conpetitive team. I train 2 times a week right now but soon I will train more. I really love gymnastics. This is how I did it. I was doing a roll and I banged my knee on my mouth and bit it at the same time. Then it … [Read more...]

If Q was Prime Minister

Q has always had very strong opinions, and has been a natural leader since he was tiny. In other words, he can be kind if bosdy, but I say this with love. It is one of the really cool things about him. He is also a debater, and can talk in circles enough to make your head spin. We have long said that we could totally see him in politics when he's older - he's been a natural since … [Read more...]

The Little Linebacker – book review and giveaway!

Last week, Q and I received a copy of "The Little Linebacker", a new children's book by NFL linebacker Stephen Tulloch and Marie Dismondy. We are a huge football family, and Q played football when he was 5 (before he was recruited to competitive gymnastics), so I was quite excited to read this book. I think we can all, as kids and adults, relate to what it feels like to have a dream, and also what … [Read more...]

Learn all about RESP’s with Parent Life Network & CST

University education is getting more and more expensive every year. More and more young adults are incurring large amounts of debt to pay for their university educations, and as costs rise, the length of time that it will take to get out from that debt is increasing too. I graduated in 2004 with my Bachelor's Degree. Prior to that, I had completed a 2 year Associate of Arts degree, as it was an … [Read more...]

And people say kids are bad?

Several months ago I wrote a post with some tips that we have found really helpful when eating in restaurants as a family. Last week it was published on Huffington Post (yay!). Perusing through the comments there, and other places, really, where the kids in restaurants in debate is taking place there are a few really common themes. From everything I have read, the same few things keep … [Read more...]

Parent Life Network & CST investing in careers of the future -Twitter party April 7th

Growing up, computers weren't something that you found in many homes. Careers were pretty much as they had always been, and I honestly don't think that anyone could have predicted just how technology would explode and change not only our lives, but our jobs too. I think that my dad was always interested in technology, though, which meant that my sister and I were exposed to some pretty early … [Read more...]

Junior Ranger

Yesterday an envelope arrived from the Statue of Liberty, addressed to Q. Inside was this letter and not one but 2 Junior Ranger badges from Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It was a very exciting surprise, as this was completely unexpected. When we visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, we noticed that the Parks Department had signs for the Junior Ranger program around. In … [Read more...]