We’ve just returned from a week in Germany’s Black Forest region. It was beautiful, but the children didn’t always seem to think so…
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The Pros and Cons of a Staycation – and 7 Tips to Make it a Success
Though we had planned to travel this past week, our plans changed due to medical reasons. We turned our vacation into a staycation, and it was a lot of fun. There were some pros and cons, and some things we learned along the way…
7 Tips for How to Survive Summer Vacation with Kids
Summertime with children can be intense, especially when you’re not working and the rhythm changes completely. Here are some tips for a great summer for both parents of neurotypical and neurodivergent children.
Going From ‘No’ to ‘Yes, if…’
Sometimes things seem impossible, or we are unwilling to do them in the way they are prescribed or the way we imagine them. At those times, it can be useful to see what adaptations you could make to turn your ‘no’ into a ‘yes, if…’
10 Things I Still Haven’t Figured Out After 37 Years
My 37th birthday was a bit of a rough day, and it helped guide the words for this post on things I still find myself facing after working on them for most of my life…
Parenting with Natural Consequences
Our actions have consequences. As a parent, much of my time is spent talking about consequences, but this week, I tried to talk a bit less and let life take over…
The Challenges of Raising a Child Who’s Different
My son has a diagnosis, and that affects our family, in small ways and in big ways. He’s a wonderful kid, and he brings challenges with him that have so much become part of my daily life, that I sometimes forget to factor in how much energy they take to deal with. That’s why I wrote this post, to clarify it to myself, and to show you a sliver of what is often invisible from the outside in.
8 Years of Riddle-Solving
All children have their quirks, but in my son’s case, much of his life is filled with riddles. Riddles we try to solve, together, so that both him and the world around him become less puzzling.
Do I Push My Kids Or Just Let Them Be?
As a parent, you run into a million challenges and questions by the time your child turns one. Whether or how much to push them on certain things is one of those questions I struggle with on a daily basis.
Mother’s Day Musings on Cats and Birds
This Mother’s Day, I look at cats, and birds, to inspire my post on what it is that mothers do, meaning all kinds of beings that engage in some kind of ‘mothering’…