It's Mother's Day! The day mother's around the world get to celebrate all the hard work we do all year long and the joyous, wonderful upbringing of those little or big humans we call our children. But what does being a mom really mean? Of course it means being a leader, a friend, a confidant, a listener, a guidance instructor, a wiper of the boogers and boo-boo's for little … [Read more...] about Happy Mother’s Day: The Meaning of Motherhood
Lately we've been faced with the dilemma of buying our youngest son a cellphone. Purchasing a smartphone for your child can open up a world of convenience, but it can also cause trouble if you and your child are not prepared. I think it's important as parents you create Cellphone Guidelines for your child before you hand over the phone. This can be in terms of a user … [Read more...] about Creating Cellphone Guidelines for Your Child
Our family doesn't get together as often as we'd like, but when we do we make sure to spend time together in a memorable way. Growing up, I remember we'd get together for family reunion camping trips. Scores of relatives would come and meet from different provinces to reunite and share memories while having fun. Whether it's singing songs around the bonfire, catching up with … [Read more...] about How to Plan a Family Reunion Camping Adventure
With Mother's Day fast approaching, I always think each year what I want from my boys. Not that I'm overly commercial, and I don't extend my wants and needs to the floral or chocolate factories. I usually ask for the typical breakfast in bed and no chores for the day as my yearly reward. Well, this year I thought about a different set of wants and needs and decided to … [Read more...] about What Do You Love the Most About Being a Mom?
This is a conversation that I've had a million times with my now ten-year-old son afraid of the dark. Afraid to be alone. Afraid someone will come into the house to hurt him. So why does it bother me so much? As a parent (once a kid) I can relate to how my son feels. I don't like the dark either. I also don't like being alone all the time. But as a parent (now not a kid) … [Read more...] about Teaching kids the importance of facing their fears