How to Avoid Parenting Burn-Out During the School Year

It’s only been three weeks since the girls started school and yet I am already beginning to feel a bit lethargic and stressed out from our usual routine.  The constant driving to and from activities, the numerous school forms, the different deadlines are enough to make any parent seek those dog days in July when …

Life Lately

I can’t believe that it’s already the third week in January.  Life usually slows down a bit in January and February for us but I don’t think that will be the case in 2017.  Our calendar is already quite full for the next few months with numerous commitments and obligations, many of which we cannot avoid unfortunately. …

Week 47/52

Life lately in 2016  As we approach Thanksgiving this week, I start to ponder on the people, things and experiences that I am grateful for in my life.  It has been a long year with some highs and a few lows.  I am thankful for good health and that the girls continue to thrive.  It’s …

52 Weeks, Week 37

Weekly snapshots of my girls and life, in general, in 2015 Roughly one week back in school and most of our routine and I’m already feeling the need to go back to my vacation state of mind. I don’t know if it’s the pervasive helicopter parenting that I find these days but sometimes I just …