Enough Stuff!

Enough Stuff!

Last Christmas was the breaking point for me. I remember standing amongst the chaos on the 26th of December and feeling upset to the point of nausea. There was so much stuff. Everywhere. Flung carelessly in every corner. Already discarded less than 24 hours later. Not...
Talking to Children About Death

Talking to Children About Death

Mon chat est mort. This is the title of the book my daughter has written and illustrated at school today. My cat is dead. Well, this should be an interesting read. I pick it up not knowing quite what to expect. To give you a little background, we had to put our cat...
The Benefits of Free Play for Children

The Benefits of Free Play for Children

Spoiler alert – I am about to seriously date myself. I grew up in the day when we came home from school, got into our play clothes, and disappeared out into the street. At supper time mom would throw open the door and holler for us to come and eat. The message was...
You’re Not Out of Shape, You’ve Just Had Babies

You’re Not Out of Shape, You’ve Just Had Babies

“I used to be pretty fit before I had children. Now I’m just completely out of shape.” I hear this type of statement often from mothers of young children. They have tried getting back to physical activities that they used to do before having children, but find they...
Happy International Children’s Book Day

Happy International Children’s Book Day

Today is International Children’s Book Day. In our house the only thing that rivals the books in number are the individual pieces of Lego. We have more books than any toys for certain. I am so grateful that our children love reading as do I. Reading to very young...