Filipino fathers get a crash course in parenting while the mothers work as nannies overseas
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In my last post, I described the three main schools of thought regarding kids and allowance and shared my own experience with each. I also promised to share my own brilliant plan for managing allowance in my family. Read on […]
I am excited to announce that I have been chosen as a Disney Baby Mom Ambassador. I’ve been a huge Disney fan since I was a little girl, and I’ve been passing that love on to my own children so this a wonderful opportunity! Watch out over the coming months for more great posts and […]
Folks, this is wrong on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin! Why this wasn’t one of the main election issues is totally beyond me, but then again, people just seem naturally reticent about asking for my opinion about stuff………, and that’s why I started this “Blog!” SO! How do I begin? […]
|Photo courtesy of Kidlet|
Her face was beaming as she grinned up at us from her second row pew. Her dad and foster dog guide Cadet sat behind my hubby and I, all of us perched up in the balcony with a bird’s eye view of the graduation ceremony below.
A vintage home movie scrolled through my mind: flashes of Kidlet’s first day on the ice in her hockey gear; dropping her off at nursery school and helping her find the cubby with her name taped above it; visions of a five-year old Kidlet in her rubber boots digging for earth worms; images of her belting out Seasons of Love at her grade eight grad… and a blurry mashup of scenes from our life.
Her childhood flashed before me in what seemed like moments. And today her dads and I came together, like so many times before, to witness her achievement of yet another milestone in her life and celebrate the woman she is becoming.
How is it then that the face gleaming up at us was that of my five-year old, innocent, fresh faced Kidlet?
The Chancellor’s speech was riddled with advice for the new grads — the best of which was “do something!” So Kidlet, I’ve had twenty-two years to dispense my advice, so no further required. You get it and have everything you need within yourself to create the life you want. And you have the love and support of your parents and sisters as well as your big, extended tribe. You once told me, as I tucked you into your bed, that you were happy you “picked” me. Well Kidlet, I’m glad you picked me too! It’s a privilege to be your mother.
Kidlet’s post-grad Facebook post:
I have to thank my mom for putting up with me for the last 4 years. She edited every single paper I have submitted #truth. Sometimes at 11:45 pm when it was due at midnight. I appreciate all her time and energy and support. Love you mum.
Today is just one of those days in which I am reminded of the riches in my life; in which my heart is filled with pride and gratitude for the three precious treasures I have been blessed with. Life is indeed good.
What children want after separation is two parents, not one parent and a visitor. But once in litigation, although lip service is paid by law associations to the “best interests” of the child, make no mistake: lawyers work to advance their clients’ wishes, not the children’s.
I almost forgot what life was like when you have a newborn at home. It’s kind of isolating, a whole lot loud and a little confusing as you balance the frustrations of no sleep and a profound love for this new little life. I have been living this crazy newborn life for seven weeks now […]
It’s a question many couples and parents ponder over — one that I’ve been openly seeking the answer to for some time. Knowing when you’re done adding children to your family is such a hard thing to answer because really, how do you know? It’s not like there’s some cap which is enforced on us […]
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I have been busy over the past few months getting the house ready for a new baby. I’ve been doing deep cleaning and organizing, and making sure the kids’ rooms are updated so they don’t feel left out and purchasing all those must-have items for our new bundle of joy, like a baby carrier and […]
Juice is a hot commodity in our house. We don’t drink it too often so the kids tend to sip on water or milk during the day with the very rare, occasional root beer cup when we eat tacos or nachos for a Friday special dinner (you can’t eat either without root beer!). Juice is […]
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The countdown is on for me and it’s started for many of you already – back-to-school time! This year I am a little more nervous about the start of a new routine because it’s the first year all three of my kids will be going. Both Speed and Raru are going every day, entering into […]
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