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Untitled: Gathering the Pieces of Failure

My most recent pledge to not yell at my son was an epic failure on day 2. Everything was going smoothly until it was time to strap the kids in that monstrosity of a double stroller to take them for a walk. 1,130 more words


Collecting ideas

“Most entrepreneurs that break out are rebels.”

“The first thing most parents teach their children is what to be afraid of.”

“Parenting is hardest because there’s another parent.” They may have different ideas about how to raise the children. 54 more words


No More Yelling - Another Honest Attempt

It’s quiet. Rather peaceful, actually. It is about 11:15 a.m. and I am at my laptop writing this while my baby is asleep upstairs. TJ is at school. 968 more words


3 Books that Influenced My Parenting Style

I knew so clearly what type of mum I am going to be when I was pregnant with my first child. I knew that I am going to keep my identity and I am not going to say “WE did poo poo today”. 803 more words


When I Grow Up, I Want To….

If there’s a question that’s a basic standard in virtually all kindergarten classrooms, it’s “What do you want to be when you grow up?” While adults may smile about the ridiculous answers that kids give, it’s a serious question for children, not to mention an opportunity to talk about personal finance. 483 more words


Mind The Gap

Last week I read an article which posed the question to it’s readers: “What’s the perfect age gap between siblings?” Thankfully, common sense prevailed and most people commented how ‘the perfect age gap’ was, in fact, totally subjective and also – more importantly – often something way beyond our control. 584 more words


"I Can't Wait"to Stop Waiting

Life happens so quickly. How often do you say, “time flies” or “where does the time go”? We spend copious amounts of time waiting for the next thing: I can’t wait until Friday, I can’t wait until my birthday party, I can’t wait until I get married, I can’t wait to have a baby. 627 more words