True Confessions Of A Housewife

I’m a modern housewife of going on twelve years with three beautiful children and (for the most part) a great husband. I really actually can’t complain – it’s what I technically dreamed of as a young girl from an unstable broken home. Some days though! Have you ever dropped the kids off at school or just gotten in the car […]

It takes a Village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African Proverb This saying has been known for ages, and yet the meaning has been lost on this generation of parents. I’ve spoken about a few different issues plaguing this generations growing parenting crisis’. Parents seem to be constantly catering to their children and sheltering them from responsibilities and always thinking they can […]

The “Helicopter Parenting” Crisis

When I was a kid I remember having all kinds of freedom! Don’t get me wrong, I had rules and boundaries, but I did “what I wanted”. From 5 onward I remember walking down the street to the park or a block or so to a friends place to play all on my own. I remember playing outside for HOURS on end […]

Spanking – Discipline or Abuse?

I remember being spanked 2 times – there may have been more, but this is what I remember. The first time was when I was about 5 years old. The neighbourhood of parents brought me to our front door and told my mother of my inappropriate behaviour in the courtyard park. I and a friend had been pulling our pants down […]

Kick’n Kawasaki – Natali’s Story

January 26 is Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day, and this one hits close to home for our family. Our oldest daughter, Natali, was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease when she was just 4 months old. It was without a doubt the hardest thing we’ve ever had to go through. With ongoing efforts from her medical team at BC Children’s Hospital and the support of […]

What it really feels like being a Mom

The world today lives on social media (duh!). Everyday you see the celebratory posts and photos of clean houses, makeup’d faces and happy kids all filtered through instagram. But what about the photos that don’t get taken? Or the posts that don’t get written… It’s easy to feel very alone in the real struggles of motherhood when all you ever […]