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Sometimes the answer will just be NO.

The challenge of raising children in this day and age is fraught with tension between intention and pretension. There is a constant tug-of-war between doing what you think is right (intention), and doing what you think other parents believe is right (pretension). It’s a game of: “Should I … shouldn’t I?” We carry an invisible burden of guilt, because we… Read more »

Rainy Day Tantrums

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So often we’re given advice on how to deal with our children’s tantrums. However, sometimes, you’ve just gotta let ’em slide… More for your own well-being, than your child’s 🙂 Here is a look into one of the latest tantrum escapades in our household… I hope you get a giggle out of it. I sure did (AFTER the episode was… Read more »

The Mother LOAD..

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Nobody ever said motherhood would be easy… In fact, if we each think back to our baby showers, I’m almost positive that some mothers had a little twinkle in their eye. They knew what was coming. Our glow and euphoric happiness keeping all thoughts of how our lives were about to change, at bay. The restful and relaxed demeanor that… Read more »

Is the Table Set?

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Now that our children are older, we try to have our meals seated at the table. We don’t always get it right because our lives are so busy and sometimes our schedules wont allow it, but we do our best.              Why do we strive to eat at the table? Read the following 5 reasons and… Read more »

The Pee Files

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Why is it that boys just cannot aim straight? We have two little guys, and I can tell you from experience… no amount of “training” helps. Yes, I know using the word ‘training’ might make it sound like we think they’re puppies, but that’s exactly what it is – ‘training’. Day after day we keep hoping they’ll stay focused on… Read more »

The Everlasting Impact

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Growing up without a father meant that, among other things, I always found it difficult to understand and appreciate the dynamics and beauty of a relationship between a father and his child(ren)… That is, until I got married. It was a strange sight to see. The love and adoration my kids feel for this man that holds my heart! To… Read more »

The Painful Truth

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That moment… you look into each others’ eyes, you say I do, and for those few seconds time stops…  Absolute bliss, perfect romance, pure delight and unwavering love. The next few years seem to rush by in a flash. You make a home, putting your own unique touch on everything from furniture to cutlery. You embark on new adventures and explore all… Read more »

Forgive Me Son

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You have so many defining moments as a parent. Those moments that make you think and feel so deeply it’s almost unfathomable. You can’t explain it, really, you just know that this moment will change your life. Well, I had a moment just like that a few weeks back. My 4 year old was driving me up the wall. He… Read more »