Birth Mother’s Day

I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day on Sunday. While most mothers and children love to celebrate mothers I know there are many who do not.   Some even dread the holiday.   How do you explain to your teacher that your mother is in jail, in rehab or simply abandoned you?   How do you cope with... Continue Reading →

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Testing, Testing 1,2,3

One of the hardest parts of being a mom is when your child is in pain.   One of the hardest things a child will have to reconcile is why your mom would allow pain. Mother's are supposed to protect and prevent injury to their children but what if the very things designed to help your... Continue Reading →

Take Time for Pleasure

I am definitely not a fan of the mantra "Do whatever makes you happy" because so many people do that at the expense of others.   Selfish ambition.   "I want this and I don't care who I hurt to get it."   Nope that's not the idea here at all. What I'm talking about is taking time... Continue Reading →

Fundraising Failure

In Canada, May is Cystic Fibrosis awareness month.   November is diabetes, osteoporosis and lung disease awareness month.  March is kidneys, liver, colon, epilepsy, and Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.   February is black history and heart and stroke month.  April is autism, oral health, Parkinson and IBS month.   Are you getting the picture? Every month except August... Continue Reading →

Are you the bully or the bullied?

The definition of bullying is when a person or a group of people repeatedly do something on purpose to make someone else feel hurt, sad, excluded, scared or embarrassed where there is an imbalance of power. Guess what? I have bullied and been bullied.   You probably have experienced both as well.  All of my kids... Continue Reading →

Make Your Circle

Amazing how our moods can change when surrounded by friends. The other day.... feeling blah.   Invited friends over for games night......feeling happy, giggly, excited and just downright joyful. The next day....feeling blah.   Moody teenagers got the best of me, couldn't go to family celebrations because some of the kids were sick, and nothing much to... Continue Reading →

Do you have a problem child?

That was me! I'm not talking about kids affected by major trauma or with severe behaviour issues or mental health issues today.   Today, I'm talking about inherently good, smart kids who seem to love trouble.  That was me.  I knew what was right but I seemed to love to choose the wrong way, the... Continue Reading →

Exam Day

My university daughter is preparing for exams this week.  It's hard to watch.   She stays up way too late studying and writing papers.   She doesn't eat well, she gets grumpy, snappy and pushes the limits of exhaustion.  Inevitably she will end up physically sick.   I was the same way in school.   I got so anxious... Continue Reading →

Extra Help

I guess my family didn't want to help sweep or vacuum anymore.  Or maybe they just didn't want to hear me complaining about how many times a day I have to sweep.   We have a crawling baby and anyone who has ever had a crawling baby knows that sweeping and vacuuming is imperative.  If there's... Continue Reading →

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