Bring your pet to work

Last week I finally got the opportunity to meet Paisley, the newest canine addition to our office halls. Watching Paisley arrive on the...

Keeping the status quo… so painful!

I know it’s not ideal to blame the time change on my broken screen protector, but my hands were slightly clumsier than usual loading up...

The Value of Pride

“Dad, I was so proud, I was the only one who figured out the game today, and I participated the whole time!” Olive was ‘jacked’ after...

He smiled and waved at me!

Last Friday I asked Olive how her day was. “It was great daddy!” I then added the usual. “What was the best part?” Her response was so...

Thank you Friendo!

It was Valentine's day 15 years ago that Karina and I bought our first baby, Friendo, a palm sized white and black Jack Russel. Friendo...

Even the Tooth Fairy makes mistakes

“Guess how much money the tooth fairy brought me dad... Nothing!!??” My stomach lurches, as the tears start to flow from Olive’s innocent...

Memories

Our 2021 yearly photo album was delivered from Shutterfly last week. Receiving this album is always bliss. Karina ‘culls’ the pictures...

The things we get used to

“The new normal” was a phrase from the pandemic that I genuinely despised. Life is a series of surprises, challenges, and adjustments and...

You get what you pay for

I generally trust the adage “you get what you pay for”. I’ve noticed this to be especially true in the world of jigsaw puzzles. The...

What are you comparing to?

I caught myself excitedly discussing the ‘warm spell’ hitting Vegreville this week. I felt almost giddy with the prospect of less...

“Dad, I ate three pickles!”

While helping Hazel open a pickle jar at 8 am to cap off a healthy breakfast of Eggo waffles and lucky charms, I was struck by the...

Questions are always the answer

One of my favourite children's books is Ada Twist Scientist. For those who haven’t read this rhyme filled beauty, it is about a young...

You set the tone that you receive

“Are you mad?” cried Hazel after falling into a giant winter puddle. Through the stress of frantically trying to get the girls home after...

Give yourself a little grace

It was so refreshing to hear Olive say out loud while looking in the mirror “I look so beautiful in this outfit!”. They were trying on...

Let a Christmas chore enhance the Joy!

Emma the Elf has returned to our residence as of December first. For those without small kids around Emma is an ‘Elf on the Shelf’ who...

Leading = embracing questions

I have had many recent discussions lately about a leader who treats questions and feedback like the enemy. When questions are asked of...

Prepare… or wear the dirty mask!

While frantically searching dad’s farm truck for a mask so that I would be allowed into Peavey Mart, I was taught a tough lesson in...

Embrace the Chaos

“There are so many accents dad!” Olive exclaimed while muted during her first ever online class with Synthesis school. I did not bother...

 

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