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Karen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Hey there! Finding the balance of it all eludes me. I am feeling it especially hard these days. And those nature activity books are my favorite too...even as an adult! xo
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on As a Mama at Sheepish
Thanks Eloise. There is more than one way - I have a hard time remembering that.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on As a Mama at Sheepish
Yes! How is it so easy to get caught up in the pace, even when one is actively trying not to? Crazy times. I hope all is well with you and that Spring has sprung.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on As a Mama at Sheepish
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Welcome to a visual of my pre-slumber reading from last night. A result of an increasingly obvious disconnect I have with the ways of public school and the modern world it attempts to emulate. And a very important reminder to self of what it is that makes me tick. Throughout... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sheepish
It is a good one. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Note to self at Sheepish
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After a long stretch of days guided by sunshine, rain greeted us this morning. Truth be told, while I thoroughly enjoyed the warming power of the sun, it was starting to feel like time for some water. It's restorative powers of washing away the remnants of winter...the sand, the salt... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sheepish
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My first embroidery...circa 1997. This saying still runs through my head at times. Usually when I question the validity of my chosen path or if my girls are going to carry happy memories of a childhood spent under my roof. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Sheepish
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Our Saturday was spent in the company of a whole whack of fluffy...and if you don't appreciate the value of "cute" in the world of today than you might want to look away. Seriously. Do it now. Okay then. Consider yourself warned....here we go. When we left the fine folks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Sheepish
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There are days when I feel that my life so far has prepared me for the adventure about to be had. Days I believe that what I lack in experience will more than be up for by my all-encompassing wish to try. Days where I welcome the challenge and accept... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Sheepish
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Lately I have given myself over to thinking about my life. That is, my life as me - Karen. Not me - Mama. It is an odd focus I find and one that takes more practice than I can comfortably admit. My 21 years of stumbling down this parenting road... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Sheepish
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After a seemingly endless string of winter months that involved reading about horses, drawing horses and playing with horses, Hazel and Sierra have been reunited. And just like that the imaginary falls away, replaced by the real. Hazel is now back in the ring. With Spring, Summer and Autumn stretched... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Sheepish
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They say it will turn to rain later on this morning..... There is a spark in my being that knows good things are coming. Yesterday was the turning point for me. Whether it was the fact that I went out without my winter wardrobe accompanying me or whether I am... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Sheepish
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Like anyone living in the Northern Hemisphere I am hesitant to get overconfident when it comes to acknowledging the arrival of Spring...that is to say, I am not washing the snowsuits just yet. Any action of that sort would be viewed by the season in retreat as a challenge to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Sheepish
Hey there. We are actually living in that wonderful spot - the netherworld between packing and go-time. It is great right now...very leisurely. Thanks so much for your sentiments. It is a wonderful community that exists out there! I hope you are enjoying warm and peaceful days too. :-)
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
Been thinking and wondering about you Mama! Hoping you are well and that your Spring will become so much more wonderful very soon. Thanks as always for your presence here...it is always nice to hear from you. Time flies when you are having fun no?!
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
Thanks for stopping by! This title of Mama is an amazing gift isn't it? Enjoy the day.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
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Hazel has a tree. A big glorious tree that looks a whole lot like many of the other trees is this wood. Every so often it puts a call out to her. It is a call that we make time in whatever we are doing to heed. My adult brain... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Sheepish
We are lucky, lucky Mamas to have these girls in our lives! If we lived on the same continent the world would not be the same... :-)
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
Thank you Lynn - for your words of friendship and support! Home is not the building - I do believe that to be true. It's that annoying, nasty negative side that tries to take hold! Hope you are well. xo
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
As each day passes and we get closer to this reality I get a wee bit more confident that it is real. I fear I won't breathe easy until our stuff is in our new home.... :-)
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
Thanks Stephanie. That's the thing...sometimes the days seem to drag on forever - but somewhere in the not so distant future you will find yourself wondering how it is possible that so much time has passed. I am finding it both a blessing and a curse. Hope you are enjoying this cold but sunny March Break!
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on Big. Bigger. Biggest. at Sheepish
I like that - Spring cleaning the mind. Hope March Break is treating you well. I am enjoying the lack of packed lunch-making.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on Cobwebs Clearing at Sheepish
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It is impossible to predict at any given time what will cause my heart to jump into my throat and onto my sleeve. I can say without a hint of doubt that it almost always revolves around my girls. Moments of clarity come at the most unexpected of times....moments when... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Sheepish
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Having just gone through this process with every drawer and corner of our house, I understand both the reluctance and the joy of this process. Job well done.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2015 on spring cleaning at homespun life
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I have to admit to a certain amount of worry on my part. Worry that my process, my words and my ability to relax into a moment had left me for good. And now that we find ourselves on the other side of Home Sales 101 (serious finger crossing going... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Sheepish