Hi.

Welcome to my place.

I write about about being a 40-something mum of five wonderfully exasperating children, attachment parenting, my adventures in the kitchen, and whatever else comes to mind. 

-Melissa.

June

June

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My favourite thing about June, other than the approaching end of school lunches, is the explosion of roses in my garden. Depending on the fickleness of Ottawa weather, they can last for most of the month or be gone in a week. Many of them I started from cuttings from my grandparents' farm in Nova Scotia -- seeing them in bloom is a fleeting reminder of childhood, as intangible as a wisp of fragrance on a cool breeze or as heavy and cloying as rose perfume on a humid day.

The open spaces of my childhood seem a lifetime away, living in downtown Ottawa, but if I close my eyes and breathe deeply enough I can be transported.

Age Three: Stoop Low And Listen Well

Age Three: Stoop Low And Listen Well

Nature's Paintbrush In The Urban Jungle [Image Heavy]

Nature's Paintbrush In The Urban Jungle [Image Heavy]