Tag Archives: Parenting

How To Raise Great Kids..

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Raising kids is hard enough as it is, throw in peers, technology, basically the entire 21st century, and it can be overwhelming, to say the least. I’m quite happy to accept all the help I can get! And I’ve recently received help from a wonderful book that was sent my way… There are some very interesting guidelines in the book… Read more »

Today, I Wished I Wasn’t a Parent!

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Today, for just a moment, as I watched the chaos unfold around me, for one single minute… I wished I wasn’t a parent. My pre-parent days flashed before my eyes, and I longed to be able to travel back in time, even if just for a moment, to revel in the peace and quiet. To become again the organized, more in-control “me”…. Read more »

Dethroned By My 3 Year Old…

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I’d like to think of myself as the Queen of my castle… Sitting on my throne; well in charge, super organised, and always in control. Not to mention immaculately dressed with make-up that would make the Kardashian sisters turn their heads. Something a little like this I guess… Perhaps there was a time when that was indeed the case… But… Read more »

Yes, I’m talking to You, unfriendly Mom.

Some parents just baffle me.             Yes, I have friendly kids. And if you can’t deal with that, quite frankly, that’s your loss! You see, I’m trying to raise good human beings here. So yes, I’ve taught my kids to greet adults, because it’s respectful to do. I’ve taught them to include other kids in… Read more »

Toddler-tactics by Mommy SWAT

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Life with a toddler is never dull, not a boring moment to be had… Here’s my theory: I think we parents belong unknowingly to a Tactical SWAT team of parenthood. Just before our little ones enter their toddler years we get whisked away to some mysterious location, and trained in the art of Surviving Toddler-hood. But then we’re given a… Read more »

Admitting it, is hard!

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Sitting here… trying to think of something to write… (cue crickets chirping!) I am at a complete loss for words, without inspiration, I have absolutely no energy, or enthusiasm to put words to paper. I remember when I started this blog 5 months ago, I promised myself I would always “say it like it is”, be honest with my readers,… Read more »

Recognizing & Reducing The Risk Of Postpartum Depression

  Thanks to the honesty of stars such as Brooke Shields, Hayden Panettiere, and Drew Barrymore, postpartum depression (PPD) now shows up more in the news. While increased discussion is great, many moms still may not understand what the disorder is and how it can affect them. PPD is a mood disorder that affects mothers in the weeks and months… Read more »

Tattooed Mom

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When I was 18, I decided to get a tattoo. I know that, in some circles, the issue of tattoo’s are still a “taboo” subject of conversation. I also understand that people have their own opinions (as do I), and that these can be quite fervent when it comes to the question of whether tattoo’s are ok. This is a… Read more »

The Joy Finding Bucket List

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post about “Finding My Joy Again“. In it I explored the question of whether or not it is possible for a mother to find and enjoy the same unbridled JOY that our children seem to revel in. They always seem so carefree, without stress, and purely happy! The answer to this question is: Yes!… 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 »