Hello and welcome to my blog,

My name is Mary and I am a middle aged Mom but I still feel like I am 18 on the inside!  I love to write, craft, bake, decorate, take photos and do most things that are creative and I love a good laugh.  I have been married for 22 years (at least I think we are at 22 years) and we have 3 children ages 19, 16 and 14. I was a stay at home Mom full time for eight years and they were some of the best years of my life. I loved to do crafts and bake with my children and throw parties for birthdays and holidays. Staying home was such a worthwhile experience for me. I went back to work part time for a few years and then I worked full time as a educational assistant. I worked with so many wonderful children with special needs, developmental delays and behaviour problems from kindergarten through grade 6. My educational background is a B.A. in psychology with  the majority of courses in child psychology and development. Currently I have just moved to the United States with my family and we are learning about life here. I feel I have reached the point in my life where I have a lot of wisdom to share with other families. ( Plus, I am mourning the loss of small children and all the fun that comes with that in my home)  I would love to use my blog to connect with your family  and share all of my ideas and thoughts and hear yours as well. Blogging has been such a great creative outlet for me .♥

May 2014 : I have decided that instead of erasing my original ‘About’ Page, I would just update it. I originally started my blog because I wanted to share ideas about parenting and some of my birthday party and craft ideas. I soon found out that sharing my children’s birthday party ideas was a challenge — since they happened long ago and the photos aren’t digital. I ended up finding lots of other things to share on my blog and I have had a lot of fun with it. My children have aged even more and I have just reached my 25th wedding anniversary! Since I started blogging, my family has moved from Canada to Kansas, U.S.A. Now that has been a big change in our lives! I have new stories to share about our life here and our travels and all of the new adventures that come our way!

44 responses

  1. Love it! Gave me a smile, enjoyed all the photos and I will try some stuff (Shrinky Dinks)with Clare and Jack. Liked the parenting tips in particular.

  2. HI. What an awesome site! I was a child care provider for many years. I am now a “Domestic Goddess” as my wonderful Hubby calls me. This is a terrific blog and now with grand kidlets we too enjoy playing and having fun. I will be back. Have a super day.

    • As soon as I saw cake for breakfast I had to “like” it !! ha ha Welcome to blogging. I only started in Dec. so I am pretty new myself and may I say it has been a lot of fun!!

    • Thank you so much Renee, my official first blogging friend! I appreciate the award very much and it sure means a lot to me to think that people enjoy reading what I write.

  3. Hi Mary. We are selling our house and need to update our oak staircases. I am so dreading the sanding that will accompany this big job. The painter said he will sand the spindles with sponges and use an electric sander for the remaining portions. Any more helpful hints from you and your husband regarding how to do this with as little cleanup as possible?

    • Other than making sure that the surface of the stairs were smooth, we didn’t do much sanding when we painted our staircase. We used a high adhesive primer that was able to stick to the original clear finish. However when we have sanded other jobs, using an electric sander that can accept a vacuum to keep the airborne dust to a minimum can help minimize the cleanup.

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