The Most Thank-Full Job In The World

I've read a number of posts lately in which people have called mothering (or parenting), "the most thankless job in the world." It really made me stop and think. And what I think is, that is so far from the truth.Read the original of this post on my blog....more
This was beautifully written Lisa! Love it.more

Yes, I'm tired.

It's 9:30 pm.  I've been awake since 4:15, and up for the day since 6:15.  I'm tired.But I don't complain. I will never complain.  I chose this job, I volunteered for it, I begged for it....more

Mothering 1950s style


Seoul 2001 :A Life-space Odyssey

 On our way back from the Katy Perry concert, I was thinking about how many wonderful memories I have been making lately with Miss 14. It set me to recalling some of the memories I have of her that she doesn't share, stuff from when she was little. So this entry comes with a self-indulgence warning.  ...more
Edwina's Episodes  I'm the lucky one... of all the mums in the world, they got stuck with me!more

Tomorrow I Will Be Present, With Myself.

Presence. With my children, I am present. ...more
This is really lovely. Thank you.more

True Confessions: How I Use Halloween As the Barometer Of My Parenting Skills.

Halloween is coming up fast, and my son still does not have a costume.Choosing a costume for PJ has been one of my favorite parts of parenting. Even though he is a little young for Halloween, and still does not connect with the idea of choosing a costume and playing pretend, I love the theatrics and creative spirit of Halloween....more

Discovering the Fountain of Youth (through Mothering!)

Advertisers have tapped into a universal craving to stop the relentless ravages of time in the human body by pushing countless gimmicks to keep us youthful. These products may sometimes keep us healthy, but the secret fountain of youth is not a thing to buy but rather an attitude, an inner way of living.Youth is not found in a bottle of vitamins or in a jar of face cream....more

Black is the New Pink

My daughter Tink (not her real name) is about to turn 9, and everything is changing. She has always been sassy, smart, and fearless, but until last year, she preferred to do it in various shades of pink....more

Interview with Anea Bogue, Author of 9 Ways We're Screwing Up Our Girls....And How We Can Stop

Last week I posted the first half of my interview with Anea Bogue, the author of a fabulous book, 9 Ways We're Screwing Up Our Girls and How We Can Stop.  This week I'm so pleased to bring you the remainder of our conversation.  Check out the book when you've finished - it's an easy read, and you will find yourself in the pages, as well as heaps of information to use in your mothering of...more

Oops: Words from a Mum of Nine

Forget about being efficent or productive when you are interacting with tiny children; you will save yourself hours of agitated frustration on your part and angry resistance from your little ones.- melanie jean juneau Art by Mary Cassat...more