Comparing Fractions with Cractpots

I just spent 3 hours comparing fractions with like and unlike denominators.  To be perfectly clear, I suppose I should explain that despite the accusations of my son’s grade 6 teacher last year, I do understand the importance of allowing your child to do their own work.  However, I also see the value of a well placed,… Continue reading Comparing Fractions with Cractpots


Cractpot Check In

We’ve reached the halfway point check in for the summer and let me tell you, things do not look good for the Cractpots.  The players knew that the coming season was going to bring a few challenges; the oldest Cractpot had landed herself a volunteer role in a professional theatre company. Middle Cractpot was focused on making the… Continue reading Cractpot Check In


Cractpots to the Rescue

I have had a post stuck in my head for over a week now.  The heavier sentences clunking around in my brain like a belt in the spin cycle of a washing machine.  During the day, the sounds fade into the background noise of a busy household, but at night, the consistent rhythm of them keep me… Continue reading Cractpots to the Rescue


Up or Down Cractpots?

Long before Donald Trump introduced the term ‘fake news’ into our collective vocabulary, the internet was no stranger to shining a spotlight on just one part of the story and letting the rest of the world explode under the pressure to choose sides.  Several years ago, #Dressgate captured the attention of our friends and our celebrities alike, as social media platforms… Continue reading Up or Down Cractpots?


Cractpot Celebrities

via Daily Prompt: Impression im·pres·sion imˈpreSHən/ noun an imitation of a person or thing, especially one done to entertain. There is the old saying that you never get a second chance to make a first impression but I’m not exactly sure who we are suppose to be imitating anymore.   Who are the experts these days? It seems safe… Continue reading Cractpot Celebrities

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WTF Cractpot!

via Daily Prompt: Pursue Recently I’ve found myself grasping for inspiration.  It’s not that I’m blocked exactly, in fact it’s almost the opposite.  The horizon is so clear that I can see for miles, I’m just not sure what I’m suppose to be looking for.  Sometimes, the best writing comes from the worst situations, but lately life… Continue reading WTF Cractpot!


Universal Cractpot

Well, this blog has always been about picking yourself up after failure and trying again, and last week, that is exactly what the Cractpots did.  Earlier in the year we travelled to Punta Cana for a much needed holiday that turned out to be not quite the much needed holiday we were looking for.  (read about that fiasco here… Continue reading Universal Cractpot