parenting-styles

Parenting

My Take on Gentle Parenting & How it Works for Us

I’m no hippie. I drive a gas-guzzler, let our children watch television, and definitely hit up the drive-through for nuggets when it’s been one of those days and a from-scratch organic dinner is just not happening. But since becoming a mum almost four years ago, I’ve realised that there is one camp of motherhood I’m […]

Parenting

How I Finally Became a PTA Mum

I remember my first run-in with the PTA. I was a brand new mum to my first Kindergartener and I wanted her to get one of the coveted all day Kindergarten spots at the school. You see, there was only one all day class, and I wanted it. And, someone told me in a hushed […]

Parenting

A Free-Range F*ck You

“He’s at home today.” That was my response when the mums at our neighborhood pool asked where my almost 10-year-old was. I ignored their startled looks and wide eyed glances at each other from behind designer sunglasses as I directed my younger children into the water. “We’ll only be gone a few hours, and he’s […]

Tips and Tricks

How I Stop Yelling at the Kids (Mostly)

I feel like this article needs a disclaimer. Something like this: I love my kids. I don’t feel the need to yell at them all the time. This is a sometimes thing, and a sometimes strategy, so please don’t judge me, lest ye be judged, and so on and so forth, yada-yada-yada. But, hey. Judgers gonna […]