I overheard this conversation between my kids this week. My 8 year old daughter says to my 15 year old son, “When are you going to give me back the money you borrowed?”. He says, “Soon, I dont have it right now”. She’s quiet for a minute, then says “Ok. You owe me $3.75”. He… Continue reading Conversations
Kids say some evil stuff. At the playground today, some kids weren’t getting along and moms had to get involved. One of the kids left with his mom and on the way out he yells “Eric, we will never like you!”. That’s harsh man.
It’s almost June and the year suddenly seems to be gaining speed. In the dark months, time moves like molasses … maybe it’s because it’s so cold all the time and I can never seem to focus on much else, other than keeping warm. But now, after spring break, everything and everyone is awake and… Continue reading End of school shows
I live in a city I was not born in. In a country I was not born in. I have adopted both country and city. But, I am here alone with no siblings or other family. It’s often difficult and challenging but in truth, I’m grateful for each day. I have my own family now,… Continue reading Fresh Eyes on my City
We are all so many things to ourselves and to others. I happen to be a mom. Wife. Sister. Short order cook. Emotional support pillar…. You get the idea. At this point, I feel I have lived many different lives and this phase is the one I am most aware of and feel most acutely.… Continue reading Who
Navigating life with someone is always more pleasant. If we talk about what we’re going through, we realise we have company and we are not the first to experience whatever it is. That knowledge comes with profound strength. It frees up emotional and mental space so that we can enjoy the next thing life has… Continue reading The Journey Begins