What I didn't expect was the many bonuses and unexpected perks of having two little ones hanging out with me all the time. So to all you new and expecting parents out there, here are a few cool things that nobody warned me about.
When you and your partner find out you're having a baby, it goes without saying that it's an emotional moment. Within seconds of confirming that the +...
This week, as you gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, be mindful of the high school seniors seated at the table. Odds are they don't want to talk about their college applications any more than you want to talk about work.
When it comes to parenting, Nature has some truths in store that can be both humbling and exhilarating. I invite you to take a moment with these five truths. They will not only change the relationship you have with your child but also the relationship you have with yourself.
Our world is too complex and interconnected to defend against all possible threats without the human element. While short of living in a super-bubble, we cannot really defend ourselves against natural disasters, man-made disasters are certainly within the purview of the human mind to cause or cease.
I want so much for you and I'm afraid that with the chaos that is life I might forget to tell you all these things. So here it is. My hopes and dreams for you dear boy.
Without a doubt, each child that has come to live with me has made me a better person in some way. To me, there is no difference between biological, adoptive, or foster child; they are all children I have been fortunate enough to care for as my own.
As a family living in a busy urban city it can be very easy to get into the grind of just getting things done and quickly. The list of things to do includes manoeuvring traffic to get to work and school, running the home, paying bills, cooking and cleaning before you add the biggest task of all -- raising the children.
The instant I caught of glimpse of that pregnancy test screen, I knew my life was going to change. Starring at the words PREGNANT laid coldly on my ba...
I feel a little badly for people who use their smartphones all the time. Not because they're missing out on 'real life' and have devolved into non-communicative, self-absorbed animatrons, but because I completely understand the need to be always distracted.
Over two rocking years ago, an aneurysm burst on my father's infected aorta, he coughed blood, his eyes rolled in his head and he died in my ...
One night my 5-year-old had a tantrum, refusing to go to sleep. "I don't want to go to sleep, " she said, "I want to stay up and make things for the poor kids." Though clearly a manipulation tactic at the time, I am now blown away by her change in attitude over the last 3 years of giving.
I worry that at times you are feeling the brunt of my childhood trauma, because you have now become my teacher; your love and existence my lessons. Is that normal for every parent? I don't know, and that in itself is part of what is most terrifying about being your mom. I know nothing about normalcy.
It was one of those events that we as parents do not like to talk about. Those rare (okay, sometimes often) occurrences that leave us feeling as though we may as well throw in the towel, because we've obviously failed at this game of childrearing.
There comes great responsibility with becoming a parent, but more importantly being a mommy to a Princess. As a mom I take my role seriously to inst...
Charlie, Best Boy and Jack have had too many adventures to count. Until kindergarten they were inseparable. At one point, I think Jack even got his own plate at dinner time. They fought pirates, sailed ships, climbed mountains and flew in rocket ships together. There were some misadventures as well. Jack and Best Boy have been lost under covers, stolen by dogs and drooled on by a little brother.