Fact: My Kids Aren’t Best Friends

  I was asked once how I got my boys to be best friends. Dream-crushing spoiler alert!  They’re not. Oh they were, once upon a time, when they wore osh kosh overalls and finger painted in their bob the builder underwear.  But that’s because they were each others only playmates. They were best friends by… Continue reading Fact: My Kids Aren’t Best Friends

5 Reasons Being 14 is Hard

We’ve learned in our house that being 14 is hard. When we’d only had one child that was 14 we thought it was just happenstance.  Now that we’ve had two, I feel the evidence is a bit more concrete.  And the fact that we will have merely 5 months break between one moving out of… Continue reading 5 Reasons Being 14 is Hard

Your Kids Fight? Yeah, Mine Too.

A recent Time Magazine article reports that siblings between the ages of 3 to 7 years old fight an average of once every 17 minutes, 2 to 4 year olds it’s more like once every 9.5 minutes. That’s over 6 fights every hour! Initially, I want to be shocked by these statistics. Instead, I just feel relief . .… Continue reading Your Kids Fight? Yeah, Mine Too.

The Comparison Game

“See, I love magazines. All magazines! I love the process of flipping through the pages, seeing the beauty in all of it; the layout, design, the colour schemes. The furniture or art or that perfect living room wall colour. I love seeing the new trends coming for spring. The beautiful dresses, perfect jeans and the… Continue reading The Comparison Game

Motherhood: The Most Adventurous Life There Is

There are people who love to skydive and bungee jump off of high bridges over rushing rivers.  I use to think they were the bravest. There are people who travel from one countries rain forests to trekking the winding mountainous roads of the next.  I use to think they were the most adventurous. There are… Continue reading Motherhood: The Most Adventurous Life There Is

Teens + Dating {and why we don’t set an age on it}

  We’re at the phase of life with our boys where we’re talking a lot about dating.  None of them have officially entered the ‘dating scene’ but we like to preemptively chat about these topics long before we’re actually in the midst of it. We want them to have made up their minds  before they find… Continue reading Teens + Dating {and why we don’t set an age on it}

To Teach What is Good

I hear older women so unsure of themselves believing they have nothing to offer, so intimidated by the younger generation they assume want nothing to do with them. I hear younger women saying they want a mentor, to be taught, but they aren’t often willing to put in the time or give up their ways… Continue reading To Teach What is Good