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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Childhood Lessons on World Peace

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” ~ Mother Teresa There is real wisdom in how simply and clearly kids see the world.  For them, every moment is an opportunity, a chance to explore and question. They learn right from wrong at an early age.  They know, for example, it’s bad […]

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Exhausted? 5 Tips to Help You Through

Being a parent is awesome.  But let’s face it, it’s exhausting. I had no idea just how tired someone could be until I spent many months of getting (maybe) three hours of sleep a night when my son B was a baby.  I walked around in a fog for what felt like eons. I bet […]

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Pumpkins, Flannel and Leaves: Oh My!

Yippee!  It’s here!  Autumn, my favourite time of year.  Crisp air, blue skies, the crunch of fallen leaves under our feet, cozy flannel sheets and… the ritual stuffing-of-faces with delicious treats at Thanksgiving.  Like pumpkin bread. Oh, how I love the pumpkins.  In décor, in food, at the pumpkin patch.  They’re colourful, fun and delicious.  […]

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Purging to Make Room

It’s hard to believe the end of summer is almost upon us. September always feels like a new start for me.  Although I’ve been out of school for many years, the end of August still brings a flood of back-to-school feelings – excitement and anticipation, mingled with the uncertainty of what’s ahead.  (Not to mention […]

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Feeling Cranky? Snap Out of It!

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Robert Brault You know those days where the least little thing annoys you?  Where it takes nothing to set you off?  That’s what my last week has been like, on and off. Yes – I’ve been cranky […]

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Questions of a Scared Six-Year-Old

Last night our son approached us with a huge look of concern on his face.  He was suddenly terrified of tornadoes.  The questions spilled out of him, catching us off-guard as they have in the past.  We did our best to keep up. [image source] What happens if a tornado comes? That would be very rare. […]

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HELP! There’s a Neanderthal in My House!

There’s a caveman in our midst. He’s primitive yet smart, ornery yet agreeable (when he chooses to be) and has very little interest in “acceptable behaviour.” This little Neanderthal has brought utter mayhem to our house.  Every day he pulls out all toys in sight and tosses them around the house; uses various tools – toy […]

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Rekindle Your Childlike Wonder

Remember when you were a child, when using your imagination was a natural state of being?  When each day was filled with possibility? You could be a princess in a castle one moment, slay a dragon (princesses are brilliant, beautiful and tough, you know!), then travel to the moon, and then, after snacktime, create the most […]

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Being a Mom

Would we have chosen to have kids, had we known what we were getting into? Believe it or not, absolutely. My husband and I got married young.  We were 22.  We knew we didn’t have life figured out, but decided to take on the world together.  One thing we did know, back then, was that we […]

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