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In the current political climate of the country, I am struck by how intolerant everyone seems to be. I hate politics. Quite frankly it bores me. Yes, I know it’s important and I do vote, and I realise I can’t go through life being ignorant of what is happening around me, but mostly I choose […]

Today I had a long chat with a single dad, and he inspired me. He is about the most together, wise father I have ever had the privilege of talking to. His kids are almost grown now, but his approach to parenting really inspired me to write this article. He just gets it! He gets […]

My early morning meeting began today with a rather frazzled mother of three rushing in at the last minute, gratefully grabbing a cup of coffee, and then collapsing on her chair with the desperate plea, “Your kids are bigger than mine… tell me this gets easier!” I just smiled. What do I tell her? It […]

Say no, and make rules, but then give in because the whining is just not worth the effort of sticking to your guns. Teaching them you are the authority in your home and make decisions in their best interests is not important. Teach them that rules are made to be broken, and respect for your […]

My brother and sister-in-law are about to have a baby, and it’s so exciting. Everyone is excited. I, personally, am so enjoying them discover parenthood… from the overkill of pregnancy tests to make sure it is indeed positive, to choosing a gynea, to the first scan, to their complete awe at seeing those four chambers […]

My son turned sixteen last week. SIXTEEN!? How the heck did that happen? I remember the day he was born. I remember everything so clearly. Most of all I remember the overwhelming feeling of responsibility that came over me as I held him so very cautiously for the very first time. I cried. I was […]