Meg Gets a Dog

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015 0 Permalink 2

Meet Hank Marvin: I talked about wanting a dog here and here. In December I started looking aggressively for a Bernese Mountain dog, I thought surprising the kids at Christmas with a puppy would be unreal. Then our friend who owns Bere, mentioned that house-training a puppy in the winter would not be the most fun. I had not considered that but thought it was  ...

How to be a Good Book Club Member

By Thursday, July 23, 2015 0 Permalink 0

I am a member of a book club and an article club. If I were to give myself a grade that reflected my overall participation and contribution to my book club it would be a C+.  Mainly as a result of my effort; sometimes I bail on our meetings and can't say I have read every book. I'm a bit lame as a ...

My Missing Birthday Gift

By Monday, July 20, 2015 0 Permalink 0

This past weekend I turned thirty-five. It is a pretty remarkable feat considering I still feel like a high school kid. I have no issue with aging, in fact, I believe we only get better with age. My thirty-five year old self is way cooler than the version I was working with in the late nineties. The ...

Wedding Day Essentials from The Manny

By Friday, July 17, 2015 0 Permalink 0

Manny here. It’s been awhile and I want to apologize for the lack of posts. My sisters want to focus more on “their journey” and “their truth”. I don’t know what that means, but I always assume they are talking nonsense. Recently Leigh and Meg shared their wedding day essentials, like you I didn’t read it. However, it did get me thinking about what ...

Cottage Tips 101

By Tuesday, July 14, 2015 0 Permalink 1

Meg and I spent the weekend up at a gorgeous cottage in the Kawarthas. It was sublime; the weather was perfect, the kids acted like human beings and we said yes a lot. It felt really good. So good, that I decided when we went to the jumping rock I would make a play for mother-of-the-year ...

Wedding day essentials.

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015 0 Permalink 0

Last year at this time Meg and I were basking in the afterglow of J5. Little Rossy (which is totally a misnomer) and Daynsy are a year into their marriage.  We are setting off this weekend to a wedding; it's an outdoor affair and we can't wait. We learned a lot after our brother's nuptial's and ...

Summer high

By Tuesday, July 7, 2015 0 Permalink 1

My summer is off to a great start; Freya got hairdressing mannequins from my stylist at Salon Decorum, I am heading into my third weekend childless, and Dylan's training is a thing of the past. This might be my summer. The only bumps  in the road thus far are Shopkins,  and these bizarre Youtube videos my kids like to ...

Farewell IRONMAN

By Friday, July 3, 2015 0 Permalink 0

I made it. This weekend is Dylan's IRONMAN 70.3 (see how technical I'm getting). I feel like I am ready to do the race too. I've been waiting for this weekend for a long time. I wrote about how full of shit   amazing the journey has been here, here and here. A trainee needs a good trainer. ...

New Summer Resolutions

By Thursday, July 2, 2015 0 Permalink 0

I've realized I approach summers with the kids like a New Year's resolution. Every year, as it creeps closer to the end of school I begin to visualize our perfect summer. I imagine me doing all the right things with the kiddles; giving them an exciting summer where I keep my shit together and they reciprocate. The kind of ...