Tag: parenting


Taking the girls toboganning
03 Jan 2014

Taking the girls toboganning

There’s nothing like frolicking around in freshly fallen snow. From making snow angels, to building a snowman, to toboganning down a snow-covered hill. The latter is what my girl shave wanted to do the entire time they have been home for winter break. It has been a busy couple of weeks. We’ve traveled to see family; had family come into town; and both Wendy and...

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A Visit With Santa
20 Dec 2013

A Visit With Santa

The girls have been fairly good this year. There have been a few hiccups, but they are young, and make mistakes. One of the highlights for them, is taking them to see Santa each year, and getting their photo taken after they have told him what is on their Christmas wish list. Wendy and I met very close to Christmas (in 1999), so it is...

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Reflections on Parental Leave
09 Dec 2013

Reflections on Parental Leave

A guest post by Ammar Khan Paid parental leave for men – it’s a concept that blows some people away. Daddy gets to stay home with the baby for months while the job waits for him to return. It is a blessed concept that we are lucky to have here in Canada: After an initial 17 week Maternity leave, 35 weeks of paid parental benefits are...

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We made it to Orlando!
07 Nov 2013

We made it to Orlando!

This past Tuesday at 4pm, we started our road trip to Disney World. We arrived on Wednesday afternoon around 4pm. After viewing the Border Delay app, Wendy suggested crossing at Rainbow Bridge, as there was only a 10 minute wait. As always, the app was bang on. While planning for our Disney getaway, we asked our friends on Facebook for the best way down… through...

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Hop in the truck kids… we’re going to Disney World
05 Nov 2013

Hop in the truck kids… we’re going to Disney World

When Wendy gets home from work today, we are leaving on our road trip to Disney World. This will not only be the girls first time, but it will also be mine. I didn’t get to go as a kid on a family vacation, or with friends for Spring Break. Wendy went with her family when she was 12 (but she got pneumonia on the...

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