Where Have All The Manners Gone?

Sadly, I have noticed a great decline in the use of basic manners in our children over the years.  As an elementary school teacher, I hear and see A LOT.  I interact with hundreds of children weekly and let me tell you, polite, they are NOT. Today's kids act really entitled.  I am now taken a back when a student IS polite … Continue reading Where Have All The Manners Gone?

The Last Time

We never know when it's going to be the last time. The last time they hold our hand when we're walking with them. The last time they come to our bed at night when they are frightened. The last time they ask us to cut their food. The last time they fall asleep on our … Continue reading The Last Time

The Open Wound

A dear friend of mine told me more than once while we were raising our children that being a parent is like being an open wound.  Her words have rung true countless times over the years. I did get wounded in a way when I gave birth.  The love I felt for these little humans … Continue reading The Open Wound

It’s Not Fair! A Parent’s Ultimate Challenge.

It's not fair!!! If you've got kids, you've heard this line more than once.  When they are little, it's about the colour of the juice cup and how many goldfish crackers are on the plastic snack plate.  When they are adolescents and beyond, it's about spending quality time, rules and money. What's fair is not … Continue reading It’s Not Fair! A Parent’s Ultimate Challenge.