Whether you're creative or not, taking time for self care and finding a creative outlet will do wonders for your patience and peace of mind as a parent. Check out these 4 reasons parents need a creative outlet

4 Reasons Parents Need a Creative Outlet

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I glanced at my phone, checking to see how much time we had until our bus arrived. Worried that we would miss it, I frantically tried to get my 2-year-old’s coat on her while I simultaneously shoved all of her clothes from the morning into her backpack. Of course, at that moment, my daughter thought […]

Because I was fiercely independent as a child myself, I mistakenly thought I was parenting my strong-willed independent child exactly as she should be. But I was wrong.

The Mistake I’ve Made Parenting My Strong-Willed, Independent Child

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Because I was a strong-willed, independent child myself, I thought I was parenting my strong-willed child right. Here’s what I learned was doing wrong.   For 8 months now, I’ve been parenting a two-year-old and a three-year-old. Two under two has nothing on the phase of “No! I do it by myself.” And all the […]

When my daughter hurt another child at school, I left upset, disappointed, and frustrated. Little did I know that I had overlooked her jealousy and missed warning signs...

My Daughter’s Jealousy & My Disappointment: What I learned

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The day I sent my little girl off into the world of preschool, my heart broke a bit. And since that day, I have patiently waited for my turn to observe her class. That day was last week. The morning started off with glances shot towards one another. Anytime our gaze met, we would smile […]

I wish I had thicker skin. I do. But when complete strangers criticize my parenting, I'm left rattled. Here is my plan for the next time I'm criticized by a perfect stranger

To The Strangers Who Criticize My Parenting

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  It doesn’t happen often.┬áThankfully, in fact, it is quite rare. Nonetheless, every now and then, I’ll be out with my toddlers bouncing, distracting, warning, counting to three, and trying to appear sane. My number one goal is getting from point A to point B with the least amount of failing, zig-zagging, and whining as […]

When life gets hard, it is easy to fall into a trap of seeing what life is lacking. Here are 8 ways to promote gratitude with a link-up to other bloggers

8 Ways To Promote Gratitude When Life Isn’t Easy

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  Sadness creeps in from time-to-time. Leaving home and moving to Eastern Canada has left me yearning for the mountains, for the pounding, unrelenting rain, for familiarity, family, and friends. I miss the essence of the west coast. Namely, I miss moist air, water, and mountains on the margins of everywhere we went. I miss […]