The 4 co-parenting secrets that made my whole family happy

This was never in the plan. But here you are. Parenting separately. How you got here doesn’t matter right now. All that matters is to get this right. Sharing custody means sharing a child. It means sharing a child’s life. This can be messy. This can be confusing. This can be stressful. This most definitely… Continue reading The 4 co-parenting secrets that made my whole family happy

Egos Are The Uninvited Guests of Parenthood

As parents we want to do what is best for your children. No-brainer, right? We define best as what we assume to be best from our own understanding and our own reality. We have our own benchmarks of what is good and what is best. We want the best. The best only. Clearly. But I… Continue reading Egos Are The Uninvited Guests of Parenthood

My Daughter Wants to Grow up to Be a Mum – Confessions from an Accidental Motherist

So this conversation happened: Husband: What do you want to be when you grow up? 5- year old daughter: When I grow up I want to be a mum. [Serious tumble weed moment] There was an awkward silence. (He may or may not have had his WTF-face.) He later on that evening confessed to me that… Continue reading My Daughter Wants to Grow up to Be a Mum – Confessions from an Accidental Motherist

Keep flu and cold abay with Elderberry Syrup

It’s elderberry season. This is my second year sharing this recipe or a version of it. I tried this for the first time last year and with 4 kids in the house, I always dread cold, coughs and the flu like most other parents. Especially coughs are so hard to treat with young kids as… Continue reading Keep flu and cold abay with Elderberry Syrup

A reminder letter to myself—stop losing sleep over your children’s sleep

Dear tired Me, You will spend a full night in your bed again. A full, uninterrupted night. Spooning with the love of your life. Fingers intertwined. Tonight is not that night. You have four kids. Set realistic expectations for yourself, and start accepting what your heart has already has embraced—that you need sleep at night,… Continue reading A reminder letter to myself—stop losing sleep over your children’s sleep

Know your herbs – How to make Lemon Verbena Cordial

Lemon Verbena is one of my favorite herbs in my little herb garden that has grown so beautifully over the summer. I always loved the idea of having a huge, voluptuous herb garden that I could pick fresh herbs from. And this summer I have gotten so much joy from watching the herbs grow and flower… Continue reading Know your herbs – How to make Lemon Verbena Cordial

How to make a Giant Ruler Growth Chart

I fancy myself to be a bit of an interior design / DIY crafty amateur. I am a bit artey and a bit DIY-ey and when creativity strikes, I make stuff for the house, I paint or craft. I would give anything a go. So I saw these Giant Rulers and thought I MUST have this… Continue reading How to make a Giant Ruler Growth Chart