Parenting

The Roller Coaster

Ah, the roller coaster of life… the ups and downs, twists and turns, incredible views and pitch black tunnels.  Sometimes we go forward at breakneck speed, other times we’re flung backwards or upside down.  And other times we stop in our tracks altogether. It’s exhilarating, scary, exciting, disorienting, amazing. So what do we do with this crazy trip?  […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s an amazing thing, being a mom. It’s more incredible, humbling, scary, exciting and exhausting than I ever – in a million years – would have imagined.  People can tell you what it’s like until they’re blue in the face, but until you’ve experienced it, you can’t really, fully know. And I wouldn’t change any […]

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Create Joy in Your Daily Life

I am excited to feature a guest post from my wise friend Tanya Levy of ParentingCents.com. Tanya is a Counsellor in a Community College in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  She’s been in social work for over twenty years, speaking to teachers, counsellors, colleagues and students about wellness in the classroom, study skills, time management, stress […]

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Do You Suffer from BPS? (Bad Parent Syndrome)

My SuperMom cape is off-kilter these days. Okay, truth be told, I don’t have a SuperMom cape.  But if I did, it would definitely be off-kilter. I’ve been juggling lots of different things lately and feel as if I haven’t given the people and priorities in my life the attention they deserve.  That includes my […]

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One Special Girl Saves Many Lives

A man named Duncan McLindon reached out to me to ask if I’d share his daughter’s story, and I am so grateful he did.  As a mom, I was deeply touched by Tabitha’s story which is both heart-wrenching and inspiring.  It is an incredible honour to know about and write to you about his special little […]

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A Simple Act of Kindness

Hello and Happy 2013! I hope you and yours enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and have ramped up for a great year ahead. It’s been eons since my last post.  I got caught up in all the holiday prep, then unplugged for the most part until after New Years, and am now finally crawling out […]

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Searching for Light in Dark Times

My heart has been so heavy since hearing about Friday’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.  Though we don’t want to imagine the depths of sorrow, shock and despair directly impacting so many, these events affect and deeply sadden all of us. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know I strive to find […]

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We Wish You a Sappy Christmas

There’s something magical about the holiday season.  Maybe it’s the glittering lights, the snow, the holiday music.  Maybe it’s the wonder in children’s eyes, or curling up in front of the tree and watching old movies.  Perhaps most importantly, it’s spending time with family and friends from near and far, putting aside differences, and simply enjoying […]

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Just a Little Heart Attack

My in-laws (who are great, by the way – I’m lucky) were visiting recently, and my health-conscious mother-in-law mentioned she was going to email me a short and funny video clip about someone getting a heart attack. HUH?!  How can a video clip about a heart attack be funny? But she was right, it is […]

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Allow and Then Accept

I’m very excited to feature a guest post from Betsy Henry. Betsy is a writer and teacher, and has a wonderful inspirational blog called The Zen Mama’s Blog.  Her blog and her books offer down-to-earth wisdom on how to incorporate more positivity and optimism into your parenting and relationships. “Everybody is a genius. But if […]

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