Family, Family Fun

Melted Crayon Art

Pretty much anyone who spends time on the internet has seen melted crayon art images drifting around on Pinterest, Facebook and various blogs (to mention a few). The images are gorgeous and eye catching, especially the ones with the umbrella silhouettes. This week my youngest daughter set out to create her very own melted crayon… Continue reading Melted Crayon Art

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Colouring, Family, Family Time, Parenting, Stress Reliever

Colouring – Not Just for Kids

Growing up I was always in awe of the mad colouring skills of my Auntie. She would always happily sit down with me and spend hours colouring. This was always my favourite time, though I had a sense that colouring was for kids. As an adult I now firmly believe that colouring isn't just for… Continue reading Colouring – Not Just for Kids

Family, Mexico, New York City, Puerto Vallarta

You Should be Travelling

Sunset in Puerto Vallarta For children growing up in this generation one of the most important lessons we can teach our children is respect of other cultures. (Note...when I use the refer to culture I am referring to learned and shared traditions and beliefs common within a group of people). We live in an increasingly… Continue reading You Should be Travelling

Coding, Family, Geekdom, iZombie, Python, The 100

10 things you need to know about the Optimistic Beauty

Just for fun here's a list of things you didn't know you needed to know about the Optimistic Beauty!1. I am terrified of snakes and spiders and well any sort of creepy crawlies.2. Everytime I walk past a bunny I exclaim "Bunny!" I equate my outbursts to Amy Farrah-Fowler's excitement over her tiara from Sheldon… Continue reading 10 things you need to know about the Optimistic Beauty

Being Happy and Healthy, Budget Friendly, Christmas, Family, Single Income, Single Parenting, Super Mom

Single Parenting During the Holidays

Single Parenting During the HolidaysI have long been referred to by my friends as Super Human and Super Mom.  I am told that I make single parenting look easy.  I always smile when I hear that and keep moving on through my day.  I never signed up to be a poster child for being a single… Continue reading Single Parenting During the Holidays

Amazing Human Being, Angel, Being Happy and Healthy, charity, Family, Helping Others, Inspiring, Single Parenting

With the heart of an angel

What to do when your daughter gives you, and those around you a true lesson in helping others?  Tonight I was fortunate to have the opportunity to witness my daughter go above and beyond, and demonstrate what a wonderful young woman she is becoming.A Lesson in Helping OthersAs we sat in the restaurant selected by… Continue reading With the heart of an angel