Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Happy Valentine’s Day 2023

Hello there everyone.  I can’t believe how long it has been since I have made a post on my little piece of the internet. It’s Valentine’s Day, so a perfect time to pop in and say hello.

The kids have grown so much (physically and emotionally!). They are 12 and 15 now.  They are both officially taller than me now - which makes me the shortest human in our household. Mr.K is in 7th grade at our local high school, and Mr.J is in 10th grade at our school boards virtual high school.  We realized not long into grade 9 that in person school didn’t seem to be the best fit, and second semester switched him over to virtual.  It hasn’t been all sunshine and roses, but it’s definitely better suited to him than the brick and mortar school was.

It’s amazing to me to see the differences with how kids do best education wise.  I always knew the traditional school system wasn’t the best fit for my children, but homeschool wasn’t appealing, and private school was not in our financial budget.  Virtual seems to be a little better, and once he starts taking e-learning courses next year I think it’s going to be a game changer for him.

Mr.K is muddling his way through the transition from a small elementary school to a huge high school. It’s taken a while, but I think he is starting to adjust now.

At home, we are still so glad to have Cerberus in our lives. Adding him to our family was definitely the right thing, at the right time.  He has been a wonderful addition to our family, and definitely the best part of 2022.  Not only is he a big, goofy, loving floofball… he also gets us out of the house.  This has been a great thing for me, not only physically, but also for my mental health.  We pretty much do twice daily walks (very rarely we may only do one, but generally it’s a long one if that’s the case).  Back in the late fall, he had a neurological incident that frightened us. We rushed to the emergency vet, but by the time we got there he was completely back to normal.  Their best guess, from our description, was that he had a small stroke. We are very lucky, and he didn’t suffer any Ill effects from it - physically or neurologically.  He was extra sleepy and clingy for a day or 2, but that was about it.

He does keep us on our toes - he went for a 30 minute escapade one day when the door didn’t latch properly.  He thankfully found his way home while we were out looking for him, and Mr.J was guarding the window for possibly sightings.  It definitely scared us though.

He celebrated his 7th birthday recently (which happens to also be our wedding anniversary).

True to the northern breed, he loves to be outside in the snow. The negative temperatures don’t phase him at all. Especially when he is meant to go out for the last time prior to bed….he will often lie down and settle right into the snow. Leaving me trying to bribe him indoors so I can go to sleep.

I think that’s about all the updates I have right now.  I would love to hear from you - feel free to pop an update or a hello in the comment section.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

{giveaway} Ferngully: The Last Rainforest

When I recently received an email asking if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway in celebration of the 30th anniversary of  Ferngully:The Last Rainforest, it took me back to my childhood.  I distinctly remember when the movie was released originally.

I’m excited to tell you that my readers have the opportunity to win one of THREE copies!  The giveaway will run on Facebook, so make sure to head over there to get your entries in!

My children haven’t been introduced to the Ferngully adventures yet, but I am looking forward to sharing it with them.

The giveaway will run until Sunday August 21, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.  It is open to Canadian residents that are 18+.

Winners will be announced on the Tales of Mommyhood Facebook page and will have 48 hrs to respond to claim Thor prize. 

Good luck!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Downton Abbey: A New Era {giveaway}


Downton Abbey: A New Era now available for digital download, and coming up August 9th for purchase on Blu-ray.

I am a big fan of Downton Abbey. I was late to start watching it, but quickly became hooked.  When the series ended, I wanted more.  Luckily, “more” came a few years later with a film, and now a second one!  I’m excited to watch it.

“The much-anticipated cinematic return of Downton Abbey follows the Crawlets and their staff as they welcome a movie crew and their glamorous stars to Downton for the filming of a new silent movie, while other members of the family go on a grand adventure to a villa in the south of France to uncover a mystery about the Dowager Countess and her past”

If you are a Downton fan as well, then you will want to enter for your own chance to win one of TWO copies of Downton Abbey: A New Era on Blu-ray.

The giveaway will be hosted on the Tales of Mommyhood Facebook page and will be open to Canadian residents who are 18+.

BONUS ENTRY: leave a comment on this blog post letting me know who your favourite Downton character is (mine is Anna!) be sure to include your Facebook profile name so I can add the bonus entry 

**Tales of Mommyhood is not responsible for prize fulfillment**

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Life With Cerberus

Cerberus has now been with us for two full weeks. His personality has really started to come through in the last few days.  He isn’t really a super playful dog, but he LOVES pets and snuggles. He even likes to curl up with Mr.J during class time.

He has met a few of the other neighbourhood dogs, and the introductions went pretty well. On our walks (which are short because of his pulling) he is generally indifferent to the dogs he sees and tends to ignore them, even when they want to come say hi.

Walking is a work in progress, and we have a trainer come today to try and help us learn how to communicate with him on leash.  We would really like to be able to take him on 2 decent walks each day.

He absolutely adores spending time outside (even in the heat) he moves around the yard in search of the sun when it’s cool, and in search of shade when it’s warm.

We took him in the car for the first time yesterday (his old owners said he loved car rides, and they were right!) he did super well. Just chilled looking out the window as we drove a short distance.  He has a vet appointment this week, so I needed to know how he was in the car, in case I had to leave super early.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Cerberus is settling in

It’s now been a week since we adopted our pup, Cerberus.  He is talking a bit more, and loves to be around people. He has met a couple of our friends/family and greetings are always the same - he noses around them for a bit, then sits and expects to be pet. He will follow the new friend around to make sure they don’t forget he likes to be pet. No jumping, growling or barking.

We discovered his dislike of thunder. He jumped into our bed at 2am Thursday night and stayed there most of the storm. I am not a fan of dogs sleeping in my bed, so it’s only allowed to happen during thunder or fireworks.  He is pretty good about listening to get down when he hops onto the furniture.

I am still not able to walk him, and hubby is starting to get the hang of stopping or turning around any time he pulls. I have some help coming over this weekend to work with us on the leash walking.

Now that he has been here and getting to know us, he lets us see his chatty side! It’s still not as often as I expected. Mainly when he greets us in the morning and when he knows he is going for a walk!

Monday, May 30, 2022

Welcome Cerberus!

It has been quite a long time since the blog has been active. As the kids got older, they wanted less and less to do with it.  I wasn’t really sure where to go with the blog, after all, the title is “Tales of Mommyhood”.

This weekend, we welcomed a new member to our family. This one is furry and likes to chase chipmunks. So, now I am mom to two human kids and one fur baby!

We adopted a 6 year old husky mix.  It’s only been a few days, but he seems to be settling in well.  Getting to sleep at night is a bit difficult for him right now, but once he settles he seems have a good sleep.

He seems to be perfect in the house, listens well and loves attention.  Walking is another story. He pulls, and super high prey drive.  He walks “ok” for hubby, but I have great difficulties so need to get someone to help us with that.

I will likely be posting a bit more often now that i have someone to post about! Feel free to follow him on Instagram 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Dreambuilders GIVEAWAY

One of the latest family movies, Dreambuilders, is being released on August 24th on Blu Ray/DVD.   

Minna enjoys her life with her dad, but when his fiancĂ©e and her daughter move in, she isn’t too happy and hopes that things can change.  She tried to interfere in her step-sisters dreams in hopes of making things better. 

You can watch the trailer below and enter to win your own copy.  


Giveaway will be open to Canadian residents only, that are 18+.  There will be 3 winners and they will be contacted directly by me.