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Hugs are great, but only if you both want to

Last week at kindergym, Bean ran up to a little girl he’d never met before and gave her a spontaneous hug. I made my way over from across the room, and when I’d arrived they were still hugging. 1,006 more words


To my breasts: a letter of apology

Dear breasts,

Guys, I have so many things to apologize for. Is it odd that I call you guys? Would you prefer girls? Ladies? Mammaries? 575 more words


What-my-kid-said Wednesday: on cookies

My sister-in-law and two nieces came over today to decorate Halloween cookies with us. Icing + sprinkles + excited 2, 3 and 4 year-old + a yelling baby = chaos. 91 more words


Dads can be judgy too

We’ve all heard about judgy mums. You know, the ones who have discovered the secret to perfect parenthood and are honour-bound to share it condescendingly with all in their immediate vicinity. 786 more words


Happy Birthday Arie. Reflections.

My son Arie celebrated his 22nd birthday October 17. It’s always a time of celebration and reflection for me, as his Mom as well. Away from the spotlight, my priority when they were growing up was to be present in their lives. 313 more words


That time I took parenting tips from MTV's Teen Mom, and other confessions

When Bean was a baby, a friend lent us a Bumbo chair. I wasn’t sure how old a baby had to be in order to sit in it safely, but I was reasonably sure Bean was still too wobbly. 705 more words


What-my-kid-said Wednesday: conversations

While eating lunch:

“Mummy, there’s a baby in my tummy. You hear it?”

“Um, no. What is it saying?”

“It say ‘ah, ah, ah, ah.’ You see it?” Bean pulls his shirt up. 95 more words