Guiding children

raising children with love and respect

Author Archive: loving family

Proud mother bragging

I’m sorry, but I can’t help myself: I need to brag! My 7 year old son just came back from a party, oh, disco party actually. Before he went, he wanted proper equipment. The gift he wrapped himself. He wrote the card. Of course he chose to wear a shirt and tie, but also a …

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Winter, in short, from a mother’s perspective

I’m back. It’s wintertime. Last month I cared for my children, sick in the flu. Trying to make it up to them, what they missed out on in school preparations for Christmas. I cooked and baked, gingerbread and all. I read stories and decorated. I ran around the Christmas tree spreading glitter all over the …

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Beyond post partum depression: Part 3: To get up and stay up

I’ve suffered post partum depression. This is how I came out on the other end of the tunnel, or at least to a place where I can see the light. This will be a play in 3 acts: 1)¬†Falling down the pit¬†(warning, a bit depressing) 2) Getting on a stepladder (the salvation part, more pragmatic) …

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