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…

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….

Top 10 Children’s Books for Mother’s Day

The big day approaches!  Mother’s Day has to be one of the most valuable days of the year.  Honestly, we can all use a reminder to share some extra love for the Mamas.  As a son, sure I do a lot for my mom, driving her to appointments, feels like 2-3 times a week, and…

Sunday Mise en Place (Mar. 6 to 26, ‘017)

Well hello there.  It’s time to get this train moving again after an unexpected hiatus.  There is no better way for the G.O.B. to get going than a good ol’ Mise en Place.  I apologize to my friends and followers who have missed my posts.  After I threw an epic tea party in honour of Alice’s Adventures…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” Welcome to Wonderland Week, a whole wingding for…

Red Onion Review: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Listen to me, I know when you saw the title for this review, you thought “oh no, Red is going to go off about global warming again”.  Well, while global warming is FAKE NEWS, created by China and the Dems as a scare tactic, that is a bigly misconception about what The Lorax is about….

Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

Is it strange for an adult to secretly want to read a mid-grade book simply because of fandom?  Jedi Academy has been silently hiding in my list of books that I want to read for years.  The combination of the cute illustrations of classic Star Wars characters and the hilarious antidotes of books like Darth…

2016 Green Onion Awards

Welcome to the first ever Green Onion Awards.  Cute, hey? It has been a great year for reading and this is a wonderful way to recap some of the highlights.  With 20 categories ranging from film to kidlit to comics to novels, there has been so many great reads to discuss and the best part…

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz

There is no better way to get yourself ready for the Christmas spirit than TV specials.  The month leading up to the big day, networks are filled with airings of Will Ferrell’s elf.  1960’s classics like Rudolf, Frosty and Grinch and if you’re lucky you will catch Muppets Family Christmas.  One timeless favorite has become…

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Talking about favourite Christmas stories this week, one modern classic cannot be ignored.  The story of a monstrous Grinch, his dislike of the holidays, and a town that shows him what the Christmas is truly about.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas is considered one of Theodore Seuss Geisel’s greatest works and has warmed the hearts…

Canadian Children’s Christmas Books

One of the hardest things about being Canadian is the American influence.  We grow up on American television, American food, and American news.  It can be difficult to distinguish our identity from our abundant neighbors.  I am not complaining, American media is way better than our one major television channel and our C-grade (C is…

Sunday Mise en Place (Dec. 5 to 11, ‘016)

Happy Sunday, welcome back to the Mise en Place where the Green Onion Blog gets organized for the week.  I had a fun time this past week with an eclectic collection of posts, adding to the diversity of the blog.  Before we get into that, or what you can look forward to next week, I…