Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Deck Your Walls with Posterjack

 When we had family pictures  done in the Fall we knew we wanted to get a Canvas Print done. Never having had one before we were not sure where to get it printed. We wanted something affordable of course but were also looking for quality work that would last for years. Friends suggested a few possibilities from online options to printing services available at a number of big box stores in our city.

Recently though I heard about Posterjack. A Canadian Company that specializes in turning your photos into works of art. It looked like just what we were looking for with good prices, reasonable shipping rates and experience in making quality prints. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

A party to remember with the help of a Frozen Party Kit!

Three weeks ago we were supposed to be having our daughter's 6th Birthday Party. Invites had been sent, food bought and plans made. We had planned a Frozen Party, as like many other girls out there she absolutely loves the movie and dressing up as her favorite character, Elsa!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Life is a journey, not a race!

These past few months have been tough, we have gone through various extended family member’s health issues and the unexpected loss of a friend. All around us it has seemed we keep hearing of one more tragic event if not in our lives, then in a friend or family member’s life.

What has this meant to me?

It has shown me that you just never know what will happen. One day someone is here, and suddenly they aren't.

We are all headed to the same end, but how we get there is a different story.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

One Of The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done....

While I have been through my share of difficult times in my life, I would have to say that what happened on Monday is right up there as one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.

Never before have I had to be the one to notify a friend that someone close to us passed away.

As hard as it was when I found out the tragic news on Sunday, I knew I had to be there to tell my friend and her mom.

For this young man worked with her autistic son as his educational assistant at school.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Back to School: Tips for getting ready

It is now the time of year when I start to prep for back to School for the kids. School supplies have been bought and now the work of going through my kids closets and drawers for outgrown clothes begins. Despite that,  I am only cautiously optimistic that they will actually be back in School in a couple weeks.

You can read a detailed timeline here of the events here  however, basically back in April the Teachers, having voted in favour of job action back in March, started Phase 1 Job action. This meant they refused to communicate with school Administrators, would arrive no more than an before and leaving an hour after school hours, and would not supervise students outside of class time. 

This last point  resulted in about a dozen school districts across BC cancelling recess. In May Phase 2 Job action started with rotating strikes. By June teachers voted again on escalating and on June 17th Phase three Job action started, meaning that a full-scale strike commenced.  So Parents who dropped their kids off at School that day quickly learned that it was actually the last day of School.