Posts filed under: Parenting

Writing our Stories

When our boys were little they treasured our story times. Especially after dinner, when they were bathed, now in their pyjamas, we’d gather together on our living room couch. The...

A Transformative Dinner Discussion

I am delighted to have one of my articles “A Transformative Dinner Discussion” published on “Around the Table” today! “It started just before dinner. As our three teenaged sons began...

A Grand Inheritance

My two grandsons, both around a year and half old, are in the developmental stage where they are astutely watching everything around them. They seem especially interested in observing people....

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Sometimes it is hard to recognize darkness. For it can come dressed up in a nice suit, pretty packaging, and a smooth sales pitch. Because it is slick and alluring,...

Rewriting A Legacy

His dark eyes glared, his face flushed, his breathing heavy. Agitated, he could barely sit still. A teacher had brought him to my office, because she had caught him fighting...

Writing a Legacy with our Lives

As the child grew, he watched his parents. And through them he learned a lot about how to navigate life. Some of what he learned he kept when he became...

Listening to Hear

Shortly after we were married my husband and I had an argument about communication. It started when I was sharing something that was extremely important to me. While he was...

Holding Things Loosely

Hold on. Hold hands. Hold close. Hold back. Hold tight. We have a tendency to grasp too tightly. Especially when something has captured our hearts. Such as when we love...

Complaints with Recommendations

She stormed into my office and starting complaining. Furious with one of her students,  she began to angrily vent about the girl’s unacceptable behaviour in her class and what she...

The Write 31 Days Challenge

I have decided to take up the challenge of #Write31Days! The #Write 31 Days challenge is an invitation to writers and to members of the @fiveminutefriday community to write a...