family life

the experimental child, the first child

That first kiddo gets the brunt of all our pre-parenting wisdom. And dislike it as we might, anticipate it as we all do, our firstborn child has it the hardest. We try every parenting book we read on them. We zoom back and forth between too disciplinary to too permissive. We treat them as equals when … Continue reading

personal story

the big match by helen

I was asked what my family would be doing to celebrate Family Day. Ha ha. Just like homework for home educated kids, our family is always doing things together. Turns out Family Day is my daughter’s eleventh birthday so we do have special, out of routine things planned. We celebrate Family Day every day. What better way … Continue reading