Connected Parenting

Missing out

March 25, 2015

  Every so often I fall for it. That we are not doing enough. That the cult of busy is where we should be. There are a billion possible activities that the kiddos could be doing, and we have the time, so why not make our lives super busy for the sake of looking like […]

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Parenting without absolutes

March 6, 2015

  From comments I get and articles I read there seems to be a misconception that if you take away the firm rules and punishments of traditional type parenting then all descends into chaos. That if you don’t put your foot down about everything then your kids will be disrespectful assholes who are never guided […]

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February 16, 2015

  Last week Harper had her first full ballet class. I say first full class because she tried it a couple of years ago but slipped over on the floor before class started and was so outraged that it happened she declared that dancing was stupid and she no longer wanted anything to do with […]

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Like a kid.

November 18, 2014

  When we were off on our camping travels the kids played with other kids who were camping with their families. As they do. I love how kids are just “Hi, I’m seven. Let’s build a castle together.”. Mostly. For my kiddos there is often the conversation of some kid pointing out that something they […]

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One of those days

November 12, 2014

  Today started with me having some sort of Game Of Thrones related dream. Luke and I have almost finished watching season four (NO SPOILERS PLEASE) so obviously it’s hanging around in my subconscious a bit. I have no idea what the dream was about but in real life I was woken by the sound […]

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Post-holiday post

November 10, 2014

  So we’re back from our road trip. Three weeks, four stops, one caravan and a million games of UNO/sleeping queens.           We’ve been to the mountains, the ocean, a city, and a lot of space in between. We saw waterfalls, forests, salt lakes, landmarks, wind turbines, & tiny towns.   […]

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My favorite time of year

September 24, 2014

  It’s no secret that I miss living where I grew up, where my family is. If things were different I’d live there if I could. There are a million reasons, but a big one is the weather. I’m not good in the cold and I hate the short days of winter here in Victoria. […]

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So they grow.

September 18, 2014

We all know the big milestones. Baby’s first word, Baby’s first steps, when they toilet train or sleep through the night. But we reached a pretty massive milestone recently that doesn’t seem to rate a mention.   Harper can plug herself into her carseat. All I have to do now is open the door and […]

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