Apr 9, 2018

STAR WARS AND MOTHERHOOD

By | 2018-04-17T01:57:39+00:00 April 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+00:00 January 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 [...]

Nov 6, 2017

UNEXPECTED

By | 2017-11-06T16:50:09+00:00 November 6, 2017|Character, Parenting|

Expectations. We've all got them. In fact, we often have high expectations; especially of ourselves and the ones we love most. Expectations can be great. They have the power to motivate and kick us in the butt. They push us to do our best. Like when my boys look to the bench and see the [...]

Oct 13, 2016

Back to School Mom

By | 2016-10-13T10:17:45+00:00 October 13, 2016|Parenting|

I know who you are, you back-to-school moms. You have relished each lazy morning of summer, (Hello pj’s until 10 am), but those school supply lists were triple checked, and each backpack faithfully packed before the first morning of school. The beach days, and the camping, and the not-ironing-any-clothes were fun, but there’s a time [...]

Sep 29, 2016

Change Is Afoot

By | 2016-09-29T08:08:40+00:00 September 29, 2016|Parenting|

Each morning, when my alarm goes off, I wake up to the staticky sounds of a local Christian radio station. As this is one of the only radio stations I seem to get with any clarity in Chilliwack, it's that or the obnoxious factory installed alarm, incessantly blaring me to consciousness. So Praise 106.5 it [...]

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