About Me

Hi! I’m Christine. 

I’m a “glass half full” person. Always have been.  Why waste precious energy on complaints and judgment?

Not that I don’t ever vent… especially on rough parenting days.

I’m a writer and work in communications.

I have a great husband, Chris.  We’ve been together more than half our lives and he still inspires me. Especially when his clothes actually make it into the laundry basket instead of on our dresser.

We have two wonderful, VERY active little boys. One is seven. I’ll call him “J.” The other, “B,” is two. They brighten my every day – and exhaust me too.  *sigh*  Such is the balance of parenting.

Have you noticed?  Being a parent is hard – unbelievably awesome and rewarding, but hard.

So, on your tougher days, I hope The Brighter Side of Parenting reminds you that no matter how overwhelmed, exhausted, frustrated, confused, disillusioned, lost, frazzled, impatient or angry you feel, YOU’RE NOT ALONE.  We’ve all been there, and there are brighter days ahead.

On a side note, here’s a little exercise for you if your kids are driving you nuts:

Take a deep breath, lower your shoulders and repeat this to yourself several times: “I love being a parent.  I love being a parent.  I love being a parent.”  If that doesn’t calm you down, try jumping up and down or waving your arms madly back and forth while shouting “WOOHOO!!!” at the top of your lungs.  You may look ridiculous (and I’d love to see the video clip), but it should help snap you out of your mood.


If you have questions or comments, or would like to have me write for you, please contact me through one of the means below.

Wishing you all the best!

Email: thebrightersideoflife.ca@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBrighterSideofParenting

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrighterSideCa

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Vidya Sury November 6, 2012 at 3:02 am

Hi Christine! So happy to meet you (thanks to Betsy!)

Just wanted to send you a hug!

Love, Vidya


christineonthebrighterside November 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Hi Vidya! Thank you – so happy to meet you as well!

Hugs to you too!
Christine xo


Ida Mae West-Simone March 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Hello Christine,
Stopping by to let you know that your writing inspires me. I would like to pass on the Inspiring Blog Award. Here is your mention: http://bit.ly/ZrsSPG and here is some information about the award: http://bit.ly/XkJsEQ.

Keep writing, girl. You’re doing a lot of good.

With gratitude,
Ida Mae


christineonthebrighterside March 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

Thank you so much, Ida Mae! I’m deeply honoured, especially to be recognized by someone (YOU!) whose writing really inspires me.

And congratulations on your award – so well deserved!



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