Award-winning Adrienne Hedger shares how cartooning changed the way she parented. Join our chat about how humour is essential to parenting! Continue reading Parenting with Humour
I would like to flip the Do More with Less mentality to more a Reflect and Rest approach, which ironically allows us to do more with less in the longer run. Continue reading Doing “More with Less” Does Not Work!
We must be our best selves as we help them develop their own navigation system for the world: they need a sense of right and wrong, judgment to know the difference, wisdom to make good decisions, and strength to stick to the right choices. Continue reading A Parent’s Job is to Be a Better Adult!
Who says monsters don’t exist? The fear is real, as is the stress… So what next? Continue reading “For Real Life! I Have Monsters in My Head!”
Why do apples in Taiwan, imported from the States, taste so much better than apples in the States? The secret is love. Continue reading Chopped Apples Means Love
My Tiger Mom approach involved a lot of criticism about what they weren’t doing and should be doing. It involved strict rules and little room for enjoying each other. Continue reading A Tiger Mom Roaring
“You know, I’m really proud of you. It’s not easy to NOT yell at kids – not a lot of parents can do that. And now we hardly have a day when you yell at us.” Continue reading I’m Proud of You, Mommy
You know where I’m going with this, right? I’m not that mom who spent a month planning and creating the perfect homemade costume, who is decking out the porch in Halloween decorations, who spent the weekend carving Jack o’Lanterns with my kids and their cousins… Nope. I had to all day work Sunday. I was shuttling kids to their extra curricular programs on Saturday. And … Continue reading Lazy Procrastinating Mama
Somehow whenever I ask them if they have homework and it’s still light out, the answer is ‘no mommy’ and yet somehow 2 minutes before bed, someone panics about homework that is due tomorrow. Continue reading Aargh, Homework!
Why? Well, my 9-year old heard a story about a spoiled rich kid. His father bought a TV and wanted to test it using the kid’s X-Box, which A2 pointed out, was probably paid for by the dad. The kid got so upset that he had a temper tantrum and threw a something at the TV, breaking the brand new expensive purchase, that, as A2 … Continue reading Mommy, I’m Glad You Don’t Spoil Us