Tonight he goes to sleep with a smile, because he is loved

Today our youngest child turned one year old. I admit, it was a bit bitter sweet, because we knew with COVID-19 keeping us at home, we wouldn’t be celebrating with any of our family. This marks the first kid birthday celebration without family, without our loved ones. To celebrate without our people made this day … Continue reading Tonight he goes to sleep with a smile, because he is loved

Demystifying the capabilities of parents, and recognizing when to ask for help.

Okay parents, let's be real with each other for a moment. How often do you need help? Go on, it's okay to answer. Now... how often do you ask for help? Do you see a discrepancy? I sure do. I am proud. Or I'm stubborn. Actually, I'm both. Growing up I learned to be independent … Continue reading Demystifying the capabilities of parents, and recognizing when to ask for help.

To my threenager: You do you girl! I’ll just be hiding over here.

Okay, where are all the parents out there with a three year old? (Insert hand raises here from all the toddler parents frantically googling: What is going on with my toddler?) If you don't know what I'm talking about, you are either the one lucky parent out there, or you haven't hit this phase yet. … Continue reading To my threenager: You do you girl! I’ll just be hiding over here.

To gift or not to gift? When to choose presence over presents.

This year there has been a large focus on gifting experiences on social media. This movement really resonates with me, as I'm sure it does with many parents today. The idea is quite simple: instead of spending money on toys, spend money by getting children an experience instead. Unfortunately gifting experiences can be quite expensive. … Continue reading To gift or not to gift? When to choose presence over presents.