Erin Chrusch

I'm a Mom of two, working for the Mayor of Calgary, one of Canada's largest cities. I'm a recovering lawyer. I like to write about politics, pop culture, and being a working mom. 

Why I Will Let My Children Fail

To be clear: I don't want my kids to fail. I don't know a parent who does. But if they neglect to study for an exam or have to cram to complete a paper, I am not going to swoop in and save them. At some point they need to be responsible for their own success, and that also means being responsible for their failures. Tied to this is teaching them that getting a failing grade does not mean that they are themselves "a failure."...more
@xina143 You're very right. I have no idea what it will be like when the consequences of my kids ...more

Why I Will Let My Children Fail

To be clear: I don't want my kids to fail. I don't know a parent who does. But if they neglect to study for an exam or have to cram to complete a paper, I am not going to swoop in and save them. At some point they need to be responsible for their own success, and that also means being responsible for their failures. Tied to this is teaching them that getting a failing grade does not mean that they are themselves "a failure."...more
@Karen Ballum Another friend asked me about the same thing. I think to me it wasn't so much as ...more

Kid, You'll Move Mountains

One of our favorite things about living in Calgary is how close we are to the Rocky Mountains. This past weekend, we decided to hike up to Grassi Lakes, just southwest of Canmore, AB on the western edge of the Rockies....more
 @victorias_view Thanks Victoria! It's really wonderful to have the mountains so close by. We ...more