Must Have Supplies for Family Outdoors Activity

Always Needed Supplies for Family Outdoors Activity

Dear Caring Parent, Summer is in full swing! I finally have this year’s ALWAYS NEEDED supplies for family outdoors activity. Pack your bag with these and you will be ready for most things. It’s taken me a bit longer because I wanted to test a couple of them out before...
Calm Parenting Has A Problem But There’s a Fix

Calm Parenting Has A Problem But There’s a Fix

Dear Caring Parent, Sometimes when we parents hear the prompt to provide calm parenting, it feels like an insult. That’s because there’s a problem with being a calm parent. How can I be calm when my teenager is slamming doors? And then there’s my...
Reflection on Parent Exhaustion

Reflection on Parent Exhaustion

Dear Caring Parent, “I’m exhausted!” I hear parents saying this very often. Parental exhaustion is real. It’s not ok. It’s not, ‘oh well, I’m a parent so of course’.   I’ve hesitated to write about this topic now, because with COVID19 and all it’s...
Covid19 Parent – More Busy Or A ‘Great Pause’ ?

Covid19 Parent – More Busy Or A ‘Great Pause’ ?

Dear Caring Parent, Covid19 parent is it more busy or is there what some call a ‘great pause’ for us? Many of us find ourselves busy in new busyness. I marvel at what this requires of parents. An invisible group of molecules is changing us a lot. So it...