Infographic: Wine Vs. Beer: The Great Drink Debate

In our house, it is a pretty simple argument. The winner between wine and beer depends on who you ask.

For me, beer all the way. I do enjoy a nice glass of red wine on special occasions, but beer is optimal.

My wife however, is not a beer drinker at all. So wine is the clear winner in her eyes.

How about you and your household?

Well how about some interesting facts comparing two of the most popular adult beverages on the planet.

The infographic below is rich with many wine and beer related facts, figures and trivia that every enthusiast of these drinks will find interesting, or even surprising.

Those who favour wine will be thrilled to learn that California wines dominate the list of top wine brands in 2012, while beer fans can always boast the immense popularity of their favourite beverage as they discover that beer sells nearly 8,000 times more than wine and some archeologists claim it may have even contributed to making our entire civilization possible.

One of my only complaints when looking at this infographic? Where are all the Canadian beers in terms of most popular?

Enjoy.

Should We Have Universal Childcare in Nova Scotia?

As a parent who has just sent off our two boys to daycare, I was very interested to hear this story on CBC Information Morning today. It was about the cost of child care and how hard it is for parents today to actually pay for it.

So is the answer universal child care in Nova Scotia that makes this vital service accessible for all?

That is what Heather Avery thinks.

If you listen to the audio, we are living this exact story right now. We are basically working to pay for child care. A huge percentage of our monthly budget is now being spent on child care while we both work.

The cost is higher than our mortgage and some days has us questioning why both of us are actually working. Maybe it is cheaper for one parent to stay home?

Day 121: No Boys In The Hood

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Well, Day 121 and there is something definitely different going on. There are no boys at home. I am all alone. What the heck?

Today is the first official day at the new daycare for both boys and that means I have a handful of days left to myself on the PL.

Don’t worry, I have a lot to do in preparation for going back to work.

Happy 4th Birthday Harrison

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September 19th again? Wow, Harrison you are growing fast.

H is for Hilarity which you bring us each day.

A is for Awesome, which you are and then some.

R is for Regular questions about anything and everything.

R is for Reading, which you are very close to doing.

I is for Intelligent. I swear you are already smarter than I am.

S is for Sweet, the way you look after your little brother.

O is for Original. You stand out among a crowd.

N is for Never change. Your age will grow but I hope you stay the same special guy.

Video: The Boys Of Summer

Wow, summer is over this weekend. Where did it go? It seems like only yesterday we were baking in the heat of July.

Good thing I took a lot of photos so it can be relived over and over again.

Here is a photo montage I put together of my favorite Instagrams of the boys this summer. The first summer of brothers in our house.

It is great to watch them grow over the summer months, particularily Charlie.

The Boys Of Summer

Day 117: The Crying Game

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Today was the second day for Charlie at daycare. The difference for today’s visit was that it was two hours long and I would not be there for the second hour.

Well, that was rough on Charlie. Even moving a few feet away from him would upset the little guy. Now, based on his personality, this may not have anything to do with me. He tends to be an environment guy. If it is a place he does not want to be, it does not matter who he is with.

A daycare full of kids and babies is not quiet. It is chaos times a million and when you are used to a quiet and structured home life, well that can get to anyone. Especially a baby like Charlie.