Three Words

parenting inspiration: lead by example

“Three words,” my husband said suddenly, as he appeared in the doorway of the kitchen. I looked up from what I was doing and started throwing words at him. “Self-control, kindness, love.” “All good words but not the three I’m thinking of.”  Although he was serious, he had a cheeky sparkle in his eye that […]


family resilience

This past month has been tough for our family for many reasons. There’s been a few shocks, uncertainty about the future and the aftermath of emotion related to such things. We’ll be okay; we’ve weathered many storms before and have learned to be resilient. During dips in family life, I notice three main things that […]

My Family Hasn’t Turned Out Like I Thought it Would

White and Yellow Cockietiel pet bird

Family life: Before my husband and I had  children, we had an idea of what it would look like. To a large extent, our ideals were a combination of many of the positives from our childhood experiences married with our own personal values. Many of the things I hoped for have come to be but […]

A Window in Family Life

family / parenting / holidays

There are many seasons in family life, and we have just entered a narrow window. We’ve moved from the toddler stage (where I had to make many personal sacrifices) into the a period where the children are old enough to remember all the fun times we are experiencing together, but still young enough to do […]