Journey of Parenting

The Conscious Parent – A Real Person Like Myself

One morning, my daughter shook me from sleep with great excitement. "The fairy has left you an amazing present," she whispered. "See what the tooth fairy left you!"I reached under the pillow and found a one dollar note, torn down the middle in exactly hal

Tips for Parenting After Separation

Children tend to "act up", or "misbehave" when they are feeling insecure, and few things in a childs life cause as much insecurity as the separation of his or her parents. It is critically important for parents to recognize that any behavioural issues at

Six Week Check-Up with Toddler in tow

The Doctors office with Erin is usually good for a laugh or at least an embarrassing episode and today was no exception. She played well with one of the fifty year old wooden toys where you slide the multi-coloured shapes up and down various twisted wires

Dylan: A Love Story

My sons conception took me by surprise, as did his birth. He did not take in life-giving air for 14 minutes. He lay on the floor in front of me: not breathing, not alive as he had been inside me, not moving. I felt calm and dispassionate. I knew that some

Families Come in All Shapes and Sizes

In this day and age, families come in all shapes and sizes, and are created in various ways. Scientific and technological advancements in the field of fertility, as well as the growing number of adoption agencies worldwide have altered the idea of a &lsqu

Davids Gift – Living with Aspergers Syndrome

Sometimes life hands you a challenge, that at the outset seems insurmountable, but later you realise was in fact a gift that changed your life. From the time our son David was about two years old we knew he was different from other children. He had an ext

Taking the Time – A Challenge of Parenthood

One of the greatest challenges as a parent is claiming time to spend on ones self. The busy-ness of caring for and nurturing a growing child, maintaining a happy relationship with your partner and seeing to the everyday tasks of running a household is eno

Self Fulfillment and Full Time Parenting

“Nothing good in life is free, but the cost of intimate mothering may be considerably less than it first appears.” Norma Bumgarner For many women, motherhood is the launching pad of a journey of self discovery and renewed creative energy. It i