Are we really that afraid of saying “NO”?

If you’re a parent with young kids then you can’t help but read articles like this one from Maclean’s entitled: The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up or hear stories about how we are raising a generation of selfish assholes and that we suck at parenting. Perhaps you’re like me and…

When it’s time to listen.

I was recently tagged in this challenge: “All too often, we women find it easier to criticize each other instead of building each other up.  Challenge accepted! Upload 3 pictures of you. ONLY you. Then tag 30 or more gorgeous women to do the same. Build yourself up instead of tearing yourself down. Share the…

The first day of school

We started school this week and I wasn’t really prepared for how AWESOME it would be. Now before you ask “school?  already?”, “wasn’t it emotional?”, “what are you going to do with all your free time?”, and “are you going back to work?” let me clarify that they started preschool, half days, part time so…

These are the moments – more please.

It’s 9:33pm and there is thumping and laughing still coming from the twins’ bedroom. They’ve been in bed since 8pm. I head up the stairs for the third time ready to lay down the law, but as I get closer I can hear them singing “twinkle, twinkle little star” with full emotion.  I open the…

Dear Motherhood,

First let me apologize for taking so long to welcome you into my life.  While I tried to be as polite and courteous to you as I could, I’m pretty sure you felt my resistance and outright hatred towards you. It’s not your fault, you see, I had a great life before you.  I was free…

Death is a Thief

My grandma passed away yesterday – My Baba to be exact.  She was 85 years old and she had this ability to love the people in her life in a way that made everyone feel special.  I had a special bond with her, but I also knew that my sister had her own unique connection as did…