- Hi, I’m Renata. I’m a mom, a wife, and a teacher. I am also a writer, a painter, and a general creative soul. I love to write stories for children and poetry for adults. My favourite painting medium is acrylics. As well, I love to craft with my kids. While the goal is to have focused, daily creative time, that is not always possible with a five year old, three year old, and a one year old. That is why post it notes with sentence fragments, story ideas, and sketch ideas can be found on most surfaces in my home. This blog is a record of my attempts at sanity and at making me time for creativity while being a mommy of three.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
The sun is out and I’m already dreaming of summer tomatoes. Heritage tomatoes are my fave but, in our household, we consume a vast quantity of all types. Tomatoes are one of the few vegetables my kids will eat raw (yes, … Continue reading
In reaction to negative events, people often talk about the stages of being a victim or being a survivor. I had never heard of any other options until a discussion with a friend of mine (a great counsellor named Deborah Brakeley). She told me … Continue reading
Woo-hoo! I was chosen as one of Vancouver Mom’s Top 30 Bloggers of 2014. It’s exciting to be chosen and to be part of such an amazing list of blogs. It’s just over a year now since I started blogging and … Continue reading
Our seeds sprouted beautifully. It was fun to watch them grow. After a week, we checked out our seeds and sprouts under some magnifying glasses. I didn’t think about all the assumed behaviours involved with using magifying glasses. I had to … Continue reading
I’ve decided I want a little herb garden. Rumour has it, it’s hard to do a herb garden from seed indoors. However, C loves dirt and is very curious about how things work so I figure we’ll give it a try and make … Continue reading
A fellow blogger’s writing about her brain tumour greatly helped me through mine. In order to pay it forward I have wanted to help by spreading awareness and by sharing my story. Parts of the story are hard to share … Continue reading
Happy Mother’s Day!