Anatomy of a Wasted Day

6:45 a.m. Wake and slog through morning routine. Resist urge to read news while children are eating breakfast. Promise self a half-hour to do so upon return home when inevitable angst and rage will not affect children. Keep promise! Pat one's self on the back. 9:10 a.m. Relish idea of well-earned, self-imposed half-hour of news and social media.... Continue Reading →


The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very-Bad Days

Last week I put together a slide show for a good friend who is leaving Copenhagen. I watched it with my husband, smiling and getting a little teary. As the music faded and the presentation ended with a slick little slide reading "The End", he looked at me and said: "Wow, anyone would think we had loads of... Continue Reading →

Balancing Acts

There are times when parenting seems to be nothing more than a big show of balancing acts.  Balance between nurture and nature, between choice and obligation, between sweet, cuddling love and "This hurts me more than it hurts you" discipline.  Balance between giving advice and sitting back and allowing natural consequences to take place. Between... Continue Reading →

Psst….pass it on

Since starting this blog last month, I've had a few people ask me how I decide what topics to write about, how I come up with blog post ideas, the process involved in deciding when to post and when not to post.  The truth is, after spending the best part of 8 years at home... Continue Reading →

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