Apr 30, 2018

MOM GUILT

By |2018-05-10T23:00:23+00:00April 30, 2018|Character, Parenting|

The email was followed up by a text; the kind that starts off with polite pleasantries about the weather and courteous queries about how I’ve been, only to make the awkward shift into, “So…while I’ve got your attention, I was wondering….” It’s the ever-popular approach of requesting a favour of someone or reminding them of [...]

Apr 9, 2018

STAR WARS AND MOTHERHOOD

By |2018-04-17T01:57:39+00:00April 9, 2018|Elementary, Parenting|

“Puh-lease?!?!?” came the persistent begging, once again, from my Star Wars crazed son. He had only asked EVERY DAY to battle me—light-saber style, which is really not my style at all! Always after dinner. Always just as my hands were getting sudsy, cleaning the mess from the last half hour. It was always then that [...]

Jan 9, 2018

SUZY HOMEMAKER

By |2018-01-09T08:48:26+00:00January 9, 2018|Parenting|

When I was a young girl, my sister and I spent hours doing the stereotypical little girl thing – playing house with our dolls. We were unconcerned with stereotypes, feminism, and equal opportunity for women. We simply loved our dolls, dressing them, feeding them and playing the role of mom. We attempted to include our [...]

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