Apple Cake

It’s been a very celebratory period, with a birthday (or two) almost every week-end. So it’s been really busy, really sugary, really naughty. Among these birthdays, Kid 1 has also celebrated his. To make up for all the sugar rushes he was definitely going to be on, I, of course, have decided to make a…

Disney, the Unlikely Dietitian

Kid 1 is at that annoying stage in childhood when he could, and would, listen to the same stories over and over and over again. The only things preventing him from listening to them 24/7 are the fact that there is no device to play his stories in his bedroom while he sleeps, and the…

Everyone Needs a Little Help Sometimes

I was walking Puppy with Kid 2 earlier today when I was noticing very happily that Puppy was behaving better than she used to. Of course, not running into dogs or other mean people who dare to share the same sidewalk also helps. But even when we do run into others, I can see an…

On Being an Idiot

We all have our moments when we feel like idiots, at least I hope we do, otherwise I must be one lonely species. I usually feel like an idiot when I am caught off-guard and don’t respond as I later realise I would have liked to respond. Puppy does make me feel like an idiot,…

Inspiring Nature: Holidaying with Our Fellow Creatures

I’m always a little torn about man-kept natural places, as they take so much effort and so many resources. Are all those worth it in the end? I don’t know; but the truth is that I am also not ready to go into the wild with no infrastructure waiting for me. So what I do…

Big Lessons from Little Creatures

Decisions, decisions. There’s always plenty of those to be made. Some are easy, some not so much, but most of the times we think we have it right, that we are doing what is best. Or at least hope we are. But there are times when we are shown that we are most likely not….