Slip, Slidin’ Away: The COVID Slide

(An abbreviated version of this article first appeared in Kingston Neighbours magazine, August, 2021) The good news: School boards are actively preparing for a return to in-person learning in September. The not-so-good news: According to the CBC and other news outlets, experts worldwide are warning of delays in literacy, numeracy and socioemotional development in kids... Continue Reading →

Can You Dig It? Gardening Ideas for Kids

(This article first appeared in Kingston Neighbours magazine, July, 2021) As Ella Fitzgerald once sang, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy!”  Is it though? The kids have finished virtual schooling now, some of us are returning to the workplace for the first time in months and some of us are still working from home. While... Continue Reading →

Parenting Advice You Never Asked For

“I was a wonderful parent before I had children.” ~ Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, & Listen So Kids Will Talk, pg. 1 April showers bring May flowers ... not to mention Mother’s Day on May 9th and Father’s Day on June 20th! Becoming a parent is life-altering... Continue Reading →

Open Heart, Open Mind

"After all these years, I was still the kid in the closet, too frightened to cry over something I couldn't control ... In that moment, I understood that, to rescue the part of me still locked in that closet, I would have to admit my vulnerability. I would have to let my beautiful tears flow."... Continue Reading →

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