It’s amazing to think that every experience we have ever had, has shaped us into who we are today. This means that if you like or don’t like yourself in any capacity, the best/ worst days of your life have directly contributed to that. When you put things in this perspective, it can often be quite astonishing to realize how the sands of time move us all.Read more
As parents, we all want our children to have a great life. Even if our own life was fraught with difficulties, it can all seem acceptable if the efforts go towards giving our children a better shot. It can be easy to understand this on the surface, but without gatekeeping, you only truly recognize the depth of this emotion when you have little ones of your own. Be they biological or adopted, anything is valid.Read more
Parenting is hard. But even harder than that is trying to keep your kids engaged and interested when you don’t have a huge amount of money to spend. Let’s face it, most of the things that we can do with our kids, from taking them to the pool, to trips, to the movies are going to cost money. When you’re working on a pretty tight household budget, that can be kind of demoralizing. However, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do.
Here are just a few things that you can do to keep your kids engaged on a tight budget.Read more
It’s official – we are on summer break.
We are a little behind on our summer bucket list but we will get there. For now we are just ready to enjoy some much needed time outside and stop the routines – even if it is just for a little while. But I also know that soon enough, I will be begging for some quiet time.
Here are some activities that hold a child’s interest, require concentration and will keep them busy for at least an hour.Read more
We are all busy. We all have a sh*t load of things to do. We are tired. We are overwhelmed. We put too much pressure on ourselves and our families. But that can’t always be an excuse.
Even though I am a wreck some of the time, I am afraid most of the time, and I am definitely complicated all of the time… I still choose to show up.
I show up for myself. I show up for my kids. My husband. My family and my friends. Because….Read more