Professor Ladybug: Alphabet Animals

I have learned a lot about parenting in the last couple months since the school year started back up. This year was a milestone as our daughter, Alex (5), began kindergarten. For the most part, she has handled it well, yet quite different than our son, Zyler (7). The two of them have opposite personalities,…

Zyler’s Birthday Top 5 at Age 7

Happy birthday to my little man, who is no longer so little. Going from 6 to 7 seems like such a big transition. It’s like he is no longer a small child, he can just be referred to as a child. Zyler woke up today to a new crystal lamp from Jenn, and a sick…

Alexandra’s Top 5 at Age 5

Last year, on this day in particular, I started a special series to commemorate the special birthdays in our home.  Well, we’ve gone full circle.  Today our beautiful, energetic, often crazy daughter hits the half a decade mark.  5 years old sounds so much older than 4, I mean the girl starts kindergarten this year!…

Five Kids Books for Fathers Day

The big day is around the corner, father’s day.  Today I visited Alex’s daycare for a special concert.  It was adorable.  I shared a cute clip on my Twitter, check it out.  Anyways, in anticipation for the weekend I though I would reshare some of my favourite books that are perfect for sharing on fathers day….

The Berenstain Bears by the Berenstain Family

Allow me to kick off today with a quick happy World Book Day!  Because, honestly, books are the greatest and they deserve all the love.  So, do your lovely books a favour today and give them a dusting, and straightening up those bookshelves.  It is fitting, and I am pleased that World Book Day would…

Sunday Mise en Place (Feb. 20 to 26, ‘017)

Happy Mise en Place, it’s time for Sunday.  The weekly this and that of everything that is The Green Onion Blog.  It was a stellar week and I enjoyed writing a few fun posts.  However, the theme around our community this week felt like comradery.  There were many examples all over the board.  Chicnerdreads revealed…

Lego Batman’s Guide to Being Cool by Howie Dewin

Seriously, who better to teach us how to be cool than Batman, specifically Lego Batman.  It is no surprise that one of my most anticipated films of ‘017 was The Lego Batman Movie.  The kids and I were there for opening weekend, and I am happy to say it was everything it needed to be….

I Have To Go! by Robert Munsch

Oh, potty training.  Kids are amazing, full of life and potential.  Watching a child develop their unique personality is one of the greatest journeys in life.  My children mean the world to me.  And, I have admitted before, Green Onion’s kryptonite has to be babies.  But, man… they can be so disgusting.  The nose picking,…

10 Children’s Books for Valentines Day

​Happy Valentines Day!  I know, I know, a lot of people feel this ‘holiday’ is a gratuitous money making scheme.  Really, what isn’t these days?  But, such a powerful, beautiful emotion as love deserves celebration.   While love is the core of any family, I honestly believe my family would be nowhere without the emotion….

Children’s Author Review: Mo Willems

​Hold up!  Navigating through my archives here, I am blown away to find that I have never reviewed a Mo Willems story.  He is one of our favourite bedtime story authors, making many of my picture book lists including, Halloween books, back to school books, and even Zyler’s birthday top 5.  What happened?  How have I gone this…

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

Back in September I reviewed the children’s picture book The Day the Crayons Quit.  A creative, brightly coloured, journey into the sensitive feelings of our little wax friends.  The 2013 bestseller was such a success the creative team of author Drew Daywalt and artist Oliver Jeffers opted to revisit Oliver and his box of Crayons. Published…