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parenting truth: sometimes there is no good answer


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erm… thank you?

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Believe it or not, he meant it as a compliment.

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motherhood

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tough crowd


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walking Saffy



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helpful

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Um… thank you?

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valentine's day

Flashback to Tyler, age 3...

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Happy Valentine's Day to everyone in the whole world! Except Ben.

(I'm kidding. Though Tyler wasn't.)

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stealthy


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If I am ever snuck upon by a ninja, I hope he's as noisy as this one.


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slick

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(When I laughed he got mad at me. When will I learn? #serious)


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the Montessori march

This is one of my favourite sights on the island here. We are fortunate enough to have a wonderful Montessori daycare around the corner from us, and each morning the teachers bring strings of small children off the boat, ready to bumble along together on the nature-filled walk to the daycare (there are also strollers and a bike-powered "bus" for those who can't make it the whole way).

I love seeing the littlest ones in the wintertime, all puffy and awkward in their layers of snow gear, bomping into each other if anyone stops too quickly...


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It always makes me smile, even on the gloomiest winter day.

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table talk

A bit of intellectual conversation around the breakfast table.

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to pee or not to pee (on the floor)

Another day, another puddle o' pee…
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Why on earth would I… ?


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joy

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fall

Taking some time to sketch some small, joyful moments from this otherwise crazy week…
Feeling thankful for some beautiful fall days here.

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This is our littlest guy. It took him a relatively long time to start walking due to low muscle tone (common in kids with Down Syndrome). This is his first year to be able to walk through the fall leaves… utter joy. So proud of this little munchkin :)


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starfish

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my weird little alarm clock

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Garth Vader Dinosaur

The dealmaker…
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so mad

When you put juice in the wrong colour cup.


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unicorns

A bedtime conversation:
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rejection

Bedtime...

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