Indoor Physical Activities for Kids

Indoor Physical Activities for Kids

I am a big believer in the benefits of fresh air and exercise for kids. For adults too. And it’s even better when you can enjoy both as a family. Unfortunately, these past few weeks of winter weather have trapped me inside with my children without our usual daily dose...
Talking to Children About Grief and Loss

Talking to Children About Grief and Loss

Talking to your children about grief and loss is one of the most difficult tasks you will face as a parent. If for no other reason than because you are often struggling to understand and process a loss at the same time they are. I’ve been wanting to write about this...
Letting Your Child Choose Their Own Clothes

Letting Your Child Choose Their Own Clothes

Letting your child choose their own clothes can be a real adventure. A few weeks ago I heard myself say, “You can be a dinosaur. You just have to wear a coat over the top.” There are some things only the parent of a toddler will ever say. It was in response to my...
How to Survive a Santa Visit

How to Survive a Santa Visit

Is there anything more ho-ho-horrifying for a young child than a visit to meet Santa? It usually sounds good to them in theory. They’ve been read a few stories, maybe seen a cartoon or two featuring a jolly, gift-giving guy in a red suit. He seems fun. Meeting him...