top 5 summer faves
a day in the life... / family life / gardening / summer

top 5 summer faves

Moving to a new neighbourhood in the last month makes it difficult to limit my top  summer faves to just five things. I might tell you it was my bathtub… Cause really, how could this not be one of my top favourites? Or it could be my new backyard… This is all accompanied with much … Continue reading

individuating
adolescence / family life / parenting

individuating

A modern word from the adolescent counseling world. That growing sense of self, apart from the parent, that adolescents or teenagers, grow into as they become independent from their parents. Or as we often receive it from our teens: “You’re not the boss of me!” Darlene Unrah gave a super helpful lowdown on engaging the mental … Continue reading

what I’ve been learning about control
family life / parenting / what I've learned

what I’ve been learning about control

…that trying to control doesn’t work. And ironically, I’m more at peace when I let go and control less. Do you remember the first time you canoed with your kiddos against a current? If you have, you may have an inkling what it’s like to homeschool parent. And though we really need to move together in unison … Continue reading