Celebrating Motherhood

The definition of motherhood offered by most dictionaries is a rather thin and ambiguous description, yet I think it speaks to the fact that there is no universal definition or experience of motherhood. Why, then, do we seem to be striving for one?

The Blessings of a Strong Willed Child

Hearing the words 'stubborn', 'defiant', 'difficult' or 'challenging', I often can't help smiling a little. These words for me are a sign that I am possibly being introduced to a strong willed child. I smile because while these children are generally misunderstood.

Exploring alternatives to saying ‘No’!

When faced with witnessing a parent constantly say 'No' to their child, my immediate thought is, "Well then what is this child permitted to do?" And then I start to wonder, if I am feeling this way as an adult, how frustrated and annoyed is this child feeling?

Please stop the Whining!

It pierces through you like a shrill monotonous drone – the whining of your toddler or preschooler. Your immediate response: "Please stop the whining!"