The Importance of Teaching Your Child That Sometimes it’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Another early morning. Another pair of grey-socked feet slipped into polished shoes. Another packed lunch tossed into the waiting backpack. Another normal school day. My son took up his post in the window to watch for the bus while I finished tying up my daughter's hair. She was right there with me, but somehow, that morning, I felt that she … Continue reading The Importance of Teaching Your Child That Sometimes it’s Okay to Not Be Okay

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40 Questions to Ask Your Child Instead of “How Was School Today?”

When my eldest child began school, I fell into the same trap as every other new parent. I'd be there, eagerly waiting by the classroom door, as she struggled her way out at the end of the day, with a heavy bag nearly dragging on the ground and a weary look. But before we'd even reached … Continue reading 40 Questions to Ask Your Child Instead of “How Was School Today?”

The Guaranteed Method for Getting Your Kids out the Door on Time

The very first thing I lost, when I became a mother, was my time. I tried to hold onto vague memories of sitting with a book for hours, and wandering the shops for an afternoon, but I was soon overwhelmed by how much time it actually took to take care of just one tiny baby. Fast forward a few … Continue reading The Guaranteed Method for Getting Your Kids out the Door on Time