Hypothetical Children Behave Best

Hypothetical Children Behave Best

The following article was from a column I wrote and was published in the Wasaga Sun on July 16, 1997. Growth Spurts I was a better parent when I didn't have children. My hypothetical children never tantrummed in public. They were incredibly polite. They were never out of control. They didn't climb on the dinner table when we had company. They were model citizens in restaurants. Nothing escaped my eagle eye. After visits by family and friends who have children, my husband and I would lay in bed discussing what we would do differently. Our children were perfect. Now that we have Continue reading

Scrubbing The Sticky Floor

Scrubbing The Sticky Floor

Failure is a means to spur us on to create something better. Something more successful. When I realized my marriage failed to provide me with what I needed to be a happy, whole person, I spent a lot of time thinking (much of it in bed) trying to determine what I could have / should have done differently. I knew I should have kept a career. I knew I should have controlled my financial future. The problem is, when your first baby is born, common sense seems to be replaced with a mind numbing need to nurture. Going back to work and leaving my baby with a stranger felt like it would have Continue reading