Category Archives: free range parenting

Busy

I have been ridiculously busy. I apologize for the nearly month long absence! Since then Princess has turned 6, hubby has turned 35, and I’ve turned 33! Soon we will be moving, on Pirate’s 3rd birthday. It’s a whirlwind, but … Continue reading

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Park Time

There is a park right around the corner with a nice playground and a sand ground. I know lots of parents complain about sand, but it’s my kids’ favourite. We walked to the park this afternoon and I brought along … Continue reading

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Beltaine

We have had a busy weekend full of Beltaine celebrations and birthdays. We danced the maypole, pot lucked with friends, then had a terrific visit with hubby’s family, and a birthday party today! It’s been wonderfully busy. Better post later. … Continue reading

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Raising People

  Sometimes raising people is hard. Sometimes we lose our tempers and have to take a step back to calm the f down. Sometimes when in the heat of the moment we have trouble stoping to do this, but it’s in … Continue reading

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My Tiny House Obsession

When I say obsession, it really is that bad. I have been researching and studying how I would build and live or travel in a tiny house for about 3 years. The past few months have become that much more … Continue reading

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Funny conversations with kids.

Sometimes when you have kids they tell you the blunt truth. Sometimes that’s pretty darn funny. I’ll keep this an ongoing list of funny things the kids say, so here’s the first one: March 27/15: We were walking up to … Continue reading

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Respect your elders, but they can walk on you or the story of childhood in Canada.

     Respect your elders. Hold the door, say please and thank you. Speak when spoken to and don’t interrupt. All done and just fine until I had children of my own. At that point the phenomenon I call childism became … Continue reading

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Gentle Parenting When You Don’t Feel Gentle

Tonight I’ve had a trying night getting the kids to bed. In fact as I type this at almost 10pm my youngest, 2 1/2, is still awake. She’s sitting beside me trying to steal the iPad to watch Bubble Guppies … Continue reading

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Where are all the kids?

I was checking my Facebook this morning, and this article came up.  A grade 1 readiness check from 1979. Can your child pass it? Not the permanent teeth, but the part about being able to go to the grocery store … Continue reading

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