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Moms rule, dads drool

Fatherly instincts… Hmmmm, I know what you are thinking – are there such things? Do men reallyΒ have instincts even? When it comes to the well being of our children? LOL just kidding. If you were squinting your eyes at this and thinking, of course they have paternal instincts! Then you would be correct. If not – give the him in your life some more credit. (more…)

Choosing to be grateful

Today was a hard day, not because anything went outrageously wrong. I mean,Β we woke up a bit later. We were worried about Daniel so he went to the pediatrician. I am not 100% healthy not overly sick, but I have a nagging post nasal drip, that has got me like a dog with a bone. My family is sick. (more…)

Am I teaching my child to lie to me?

When Emilie has done something wrong, she gets punished. Breaking the rules are punishable offences. I’ve always been proud of the fact that she has a sense of discipline, she is obedient and there is respect between the two of us. Lately however, I’ve found that she isn’t as forth coming about her mistakes as I would like. Obviously in the moment it makes me angry, but isn’t this why she isn’t telling me things? Am I encouraging dishonesty with my reactions? How are you supposed to react when yourΒ child does the wrong thing? Where is the boundary? How do you instil boundaries without fear? (more…)

5 things I wish I knew as a young mother

A letter to young mothers,

I am writing you this letter because 11 years ago, I was you and I wish someone had told me the things that I have prepared to say to you. More than this, I wish I could give you a big hug because, as I think of what I want to say to you my eyes well up with tears remembering how lonely and frightened you must be feeling. (more…)