The Wonderful Truth

The Wonderful Truth

So whether you are invited to help put together a Lego model, make a fort in the bush, dress up and have a tea party, or listen attentively as they tell you about their favorite book in excruciating detail- the wonderful truth is that your children actually want to be with you  Every. Single. Day.

Photo Credit: Peter Werkman

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A Reflection on the Mess

Reflection on the MessSometimes when you are in the midst of raising children it can feel like hard work and drudgery.

  • The noise
  • The mess
  • The clutter
  • The dirt…how can there be so much dirt?

When my boys were little I remember longing for a break. Wondering what it would be like to clean the bathroom and have it STAY clean. Wondering what it would be like to only have a few loads of laundry each week. Wondering what it would be like to have a clear house. It sounded pretty good to me. [Read more...]

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A Coming Out Story- My Messy Beautiful

A Coming Out Story- My Messy Beautiful

It was a conversation I’ll never forget. Not because it was particularly long, it was actually one of the shortest conversations I’ve ever had with my son. But it was a conversation that had profound impact on me. It started out with a gentle question. I asked the question, because I loved my son, because I couldn’t bear to wait any longer.

“I understand that you are gay. Is this true?” [Read more...]

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A Simple Way to Welcome Spring

A simple way to Welcome Spring

My boys always enjoyed the special things we did to mark the passing of the seasons. One of the joys of living in Canada is that we have four distinct seasons and marking each of the seasons in some way is just plain fun! [Read more...]

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