Permission to Play

Is there a way to hit pause on our to-do-lists and just give ourselves permission to play? I think we must. Play can be simple or elaborate. Think back to your own childhood and remind yourself of what brought you joy. There are no rules, except of course, that you have to have fun!

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This One, Small Act

When I find myself in a mood that I don’t enjoy, I perform this small, simple ritual to make myself feel better. I clean the kitchen sink. I take my time, scrubbing, and making it as shiny as it can be. Then I leave a little splash of water in it, and I add a few drops of my favourite […]

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Life without a Cellphone

Prepare yourself for some shocking information. I do not have a cell phone and neither does my husband. This is a conscious choice that we make, checking in every now and then to see if it’s still the right thing for  us. I fully admit that there are great benefits to having a cell-phone; instant communication, a multitude of incredible […]

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How We Lost a Tooth without the Tooth Fairy

A few months ago, my son informed me that his front tooth was loose.  Ever the skeptic, I said, "Are you sure?" And as I pressed gently on this tooth, I was shocked to discover it WAS loose.  Why was I so shocked? Well, he wasn't even 6 yet, and, how could he possibly be loosing teeth when it feels like he just got them? Didn't I just pour my love over him through sleepless nights of teething pain? And now, it's on to the next stage already.

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