2017 Green Onion Awards

Welcome to the second annual Green Onion Awards! Also known as The Onions! Recipients of these awards neither care nor know that they won but, that won’t stop me. The Onions are prestigious in my mind. The votes (my vote) are in for the best of 2017, and it is time to announce the year’s…

New Year’s Mise en Place

Happy last day of 2017! Another spin around the sun and we are still here for another trip. Thank you to all my friends, family, and readers that have been enjoying the Mise en Place all year long- and, all that other random stuff I post. I am excited about a big 2018 but, I…

Professor Ladybug: Teaches ABC

I am excited to review this next workbook in the Professor Ladybug library. A couple of weeks ago I shared a review of Alphabet Animals, and my daughter and I had a lot of fun with it. Alex (5), enjoyed that workbook so much that she has almost filled out every page, and spent much…

Sunday Mush en Claws (Oct. 23 to 29, ‘017)

Happy Halloween weekend! The most frightening part of a Tuesday Halloween as a parent is Wednesday. Sending children to school with a candy hangover feels like torture. Welcome to the Sunday Mush en Claws, a terrible spooky pun for the Sunday Mise en Place. A weekly series where I talk about last week, because I…

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,…

Episode Two: Canada 150

Originally posted on Plog:
Green and Eric continue their Plogging adventure with the second ever episode. Learn how Eric started his reading adventure, how locals feel about the Calgary Stampede, and how we celebrated the milestone 150 Canada Day. Featuring music from bensound.com and an original piece by Eric himself. If you are interested in…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 31 to Aug. 6, ‘017)

Summer’s rolling right along as we get into August. This is going to be a huge transitional couple months around here as we get prepared for the school year. For now, for today, it’s Mise en Place time! My weekly edition to the G.O.B. that goes over what’s new, what’s happening, everything you need to…

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…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 10 to 16, ‘017)

Happy Sunday, happy Mise en Place, and most importantly, happy last day of the Calgary Stampede.  Oh thank god.  It’s time for all of the pretend cowboys to put their cow-gear away for 355 days of the year, and country music can go back to those radio stations no one ever listens to.  And I…

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!…

A Speshal Guest Blogger

The school year is wrapping up.  And what a year, Alex has come so far with her preschool learning all sorts of things about Canada, letters, numbers, and, well, getting along with others.  Zyler is on his last couple days of grade one.  I have to tell you, that was an amazing year to watch…

Father’s Day Mise en Place (June 12 to 18, ‘017)

Happy Father’s Day to, well… to me.  More importantly, to my amazing father, who does too much for everyone else.  And all the fathers, grandpas, uncles, and dudes in a fatherly role.  The kids are off having some quality time with Grandpa right now, so let’s get moving on this Sunday’s Mise en Place.  The…