Frazzled and Fragmented: Inside the Mind of a Parent

Frazzled and Fragmented: Inside the Mind of a Parent

“What were we talking about again?” – says every parent all the time I think my brain has either already shorted out or is experiencing some definite trauma associated with conversations gone unfinished.   My thoughts are frazzled and I can’t remember to whom I have said what. I am completely healthy, my brain is fine, […]

Boston Strong

Boston Strong

Good luck to all the runners in Boston today! #BostonStrong Eight years ago my husband ran the Boston Marathon. It is an enormous accomplishment to qualify and run in this marathon. On a regular year it is a grueling and emotional race to watch.This year is special and there are so many heroes to thank […]

Fostering Independence In Kids

Fostering Independence In Kids

I am now what I would call, an inexperienced mom with many years under my belt.  Many being seven so not really many at all, but it feels like I should be better at this. I can see clearly now that I will never be experienced because not one child has the same problem for […]

There is Only One Wrong Way to Parent

Only One Wrong Way to Parent

Two of my closest girlfriends have, in the last 3 months, had their first babies.  Both of them are surrounded by friends whose children are all a few years older or if they have infants, it is not their first.  I listen to all of us talk (including me) to them about pregnancy, delivery, newborns […]

Kids Telling Jokes

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We aren’t quite sophisticated enough in our house to be participating in April Fool’s day, we’re more at the beginner joke level of humour.  In fact, my house has become a joke factory where there are no rules and the jokes don’t need to make any sense, but damn if they aren’t hilarious to the […]

Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night

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Some people can function as a regular human being on no sleep.  Me, I crack.  I become someone that I really don’t like and usually end up as a big puddle on the floor.  Alright, that is being a little dramatic but I really don’t cope well.  So imagine my state when babies were introduced […]