- 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: July 2014
I’ve come to an age where when people ask me how old I am, I pause. I often honestly have to think to remember. My impulse response is to say 26 because that is about how old I feel (though … Continue reading
Happy 4th anniversary, baby. I look forward to our wine-and-board games-and-chats date nights with anticipation and longing each week. I just love hanging out with you. You are thoughtful, considerate, and hard working. Besides being a wonderful husband, you are also an … Continue reading
Unconsciously I’ve been struggling with the need-want trap lately. I’ve been making copious “I need…” lists in my head. They go something like this: I need new jogging pants. I need new tank tops. I need a gel manicure. I need … Continue reading
Jumping in with my friend Salma’s 3 Things Thursday , here are: 3 Things About My Kids That Crack Me Up 1) When I was growing up, I had imaginary friends – a crazy amount of them actually according to the tales. Heaven help the … Continue reading
I made C’s height chart when he was 8 months. Q’s, however, was still just an idea as of a month ago. I knew I wanted to go with an ocean theme but that was about as far as I had gotten. As … Continue reading
In all of the busy-ness of life lately, I’ve been really appreciative of any (non-tv) independent activities I can find for C. So when one of my parenting groups suggested a meet-up to exchange toddler busy bags, I was all over that. … Continue reading