It was a typical Thursday afternoon in February except that was feeling more stressed than usual, worrying about things that didn't need to be worried about and I was just feeling low. I had just picked the kids up from school and we were now at Nana's house to pick up Mr. O. It was … Continue reading Love, Food, Photos…Enough is as Good as a Feast
One windy, snowy, late afternoon, just as I had finished picking up our school-aged kiddos from after-school daycare, I buckled them into their car seats then lifted up the front of 2-year old Mr.O's car seat poncho to do the same when suddenly 4 year old Mr. C cried out in horror, "Oh no! That's … Continue reading The Daycare ‘Little Green Guy’ Theft & a ‘Grocery Game’ Mystery: Boys are Both Sweet and Gross
When my sister and my adorable 2 year old nephew and 6 week old niece were in town visiting for the weekend, we decided to take all 5 kiddos to an indoor play place to burn some energy and have some fun! Five year old Miss M asked if she could bring her brand, new … Continue reading Life Lessons from Nova the Unicorn: Learning to be Responsible
Hello and welcome to My Monkeys, My Circus! I am so very excited to be writing my first blog post on my brand new blog! Yay! My name is Lesley and I am a mom blogger. That has an AAish ring to it, doesn't it? I'm keeping it because that is sort of fitting to … Continue reading Welcome to My Monkeys, My Circus!
A little overdue in publishing this one... Further proof that I am months behind on life! 😉 New Year's Eve 2015 was one of the best new year's celebrations we have had in a while. Not only was it the first new year's in 3 years that everyone was healthy but it was the first … Continue reading New Year’s Eve 2015: Ringing in the New Year with the Littles
I had 2 things on my agenda for this weekend: Buy the kiddos new sneakers and commit to officially potty-training our almost 3 year old, Mr. C. It's hard to say which task would be more challenging! After trying reward stickers (and removing stickers from the toilet, floor and furniture), treats like a Cadbury mini egg … Continue reading No Use Crying over Pee-Soaked UNISEX Sneakers
It was a perfectly ordinary day. The kids (3.5 year old Miss M, 2.5 year old Mr. C and 5 month old Mr. O) and I had gone to Costco to stock up on some favourite snacks; veggie straws, goldfish crackers, hummus, baby wipes and a few other things that weren't on our list but … Continue reading A Bump on the “Noggin” & a Trip to the Hospital: People are Good.
I can't remember the first time that I heard the expression "It takes a village to raise a child." I'm sure that I've heard it hundreds of times throughout my life and digested it and nodded in agreement with very little thought. I didn't disagree but I also didn't have kids so, "Yes. Sure. I … Continue reading “It Takes a Village to Raise Child” – A Thank You to my Village
With 3 kids, 3 years of age and under, I am often told "I don't know how you do it." Or, "I don't know how you get anything done." Truthfully, sometimes I can't do it and a LOT of times, I really don't get anything done. My kids are always healthy and happy but my … Continue reading Facing the Dark Cloud: Recognizing the Signs of the Post-Baby Blues
It's amazing how the definition of "normal" can change overnight when you become a parent. I'm not sure how or when it happens because I've basically just gone through the motions of life in a sleep-deprived, puffy-eyed fog, but at some point, with a 3 year old, 2 year old and 9 week old, the … Continue reading Parenthood: The Normalization of the Abnormal