Why I am Trying to Say Yes to My Kids

In all the years I’ve been a Mom I have never been great at saying yes. Obviously, from time to time I “let loose” and give in to whatever they request but it is never easy for me.

You see, I am the keeper of the tribe. The CEO, the healer, the accountant, the supervisor, the nourisher, the mender, and the entertainer. I keep a close watch on everything and carry the weight of it all. I don’t know how or why it is this way but it just is. From what I see around me and from past generations it is not an uncommon phenomenon for the Mother to lead in this way.

Mother’s Day and a Tough Weekend

This weekend has been tough. If you are a parent you will know these kinds of days. The kind that feel like they drag on forever and nothing seems to go right. My husband works a weekend midnight shift. That means he is either sleeping or working from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Which also…

10 Things to do in London with Kids

Last year my (then) 9 year-old daughter and I went on a 10 day adventure to London and some surrounding areas. We had the time of our lives and wanted to share some of the things we loved in that wonderful city. This is not a complete list of everything for kids in London and it is in no particular order – there was no way we could pick a favorite!!