Kid’s Learning Activities

Sensory Fun

We first started actively experimenting with sensory play when the words sensory processing disorder were introduced to us. With SPD the brain has trouble processing information that comes from the senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, touch, proprioception, and vestibular processing. For more information on Sensory Processing Disorder click the link – SPD. Water beads were… Continue reading Sensory Fun

Memoir & Life Stories

Christmas Grandparent Tradition

Dad and I always celebrated the holidays with his parents. Looking back on it I see that there were a few things that I took for granted like that Christmas fruit cake grandparents love so much. Even now, when fruit cake isn’t something that makes it to the Christmas menu in my house I can… Continue reading Christmas Grandparent Tradition

Coffee Blog

Coffee, Cocoa & Melting Snowmen

  That scent of coffee is mixed with a cocoa smell this morning. It is the perfect time of year to mix a little hot chocolate into the coffee. It isn’t anything to fancy; there is no whip cream or chocolate drizzle and there is no chocolate sprinkles either. It is just a nice simple… Continue reading Coffee, Cocoa & Melting Snowmen

Coffee Blog

If we were having coffee…

The scent of coffee drifting on the air currents is welcome this morning. The solid weight of my white and red coffee mug in my hand is grounding. This mug has a coloured image of Grumpy Dwarf on it standing glaring with his arms crossed and in the background are black and grey images of… Continue reading If we were having coffee…

Blog

Enchanted: 100 word Flash Fiction

  Enchanted “Look what we found in the park in the dark,” I whispered. I traced my hand over the waves of its shell noting the retained coolness of fall air. A soft odour of decay wafted from its depths mixed with a sulfur smell I couldn’t identified because there was no candle in its… Continue reading Enchanted: 100 word Flash Fiction

Parenting

Your Guess is as Good as Mine

I hear bickering. I hear: 7 year old: “Oh yeah, you’re a vagina king!” 4 year old: “Smell my butt!” Now, had these boys been about 10 years older I am sure I would have died from shock. However, my alarmed brain realized that they were selecting random word combinations for maximum impact. So, “vagina… Continue reading Your Guess is as Good as Mine