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Introduction

I’ve had it in my mind for the last few months to create a blog to chronicle my adventures raising a spirited two year old boy, being a stay at home mother, wife, outdoor enthusiast and photographer all the while trying to remain sane. I just couldn’t figure out the angle I wanted to approach it from. Then it came to me (at 6 o’clock in the morning when my son woke up) that I should do it from the philosophy I’m trying to live by. Remember the Big Picture.

What do I mean by this? The Big Picture for me is that we are happy and healthy. Period. It covers everything from what activities we’re doing, what we’re eating, community involvement, etc. It sounds simplistic but it’s anything but… it’s a fine juggling job of commitments, obligations, fun and games. It’s stopping to ask why? Why are we doing this? Is it because it’s an expectation (perceived or real) or is it because we want to? Is it something we should do, need to do or want to do? If we’re not happy, what can we change? It means making the hard choices rather than the easy ones.

So here goes… A mother, a wife, an outdoor enthusiast, a photography and… Blogger living and juggling life in Calgary, Alberta. I hope that you enjoy my thoughts and share with me yours.

Bedtime Dilemmas

Yesterday evening I went out for the first time in a long time when I was not going to be home for bedtime. My husband was looking after our son and it’s his thing to do bedtime so it shouldn’t of been a big deal. Wrong. I get home an hour after bedtime and what do I hear? “Mommy’s home”. Needless to say I wasn’t amused. Luckily for everyone involved, he went down really easily for me. A quick brush of the teeth and into the crib…nighty night. And he slept in so (phew) so I didn’t have to deal with a cranky tot all day… if that had been the case, my hubby would still be begging for forgiveness. Big Picture – not a big thing once in a while and I’ll try again next week. It’ll do both my son and my hubby good to have to do it on their own. That said if I get a cranky kid as a result I won’t be happy and then we’ll look at possible changes.

What do you do when bedtime is messed up?

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