Tag: parenting

It was a sunny day in early spring. Cold enough to still be wearing my winter coat, but bright enough to appreciate the light streaming across the tiny, well-decorated office. We smiled and chatted. I hugged my tea. I’m a glass-half-full, rose-tinted glasses type person most days, and this was one of them. Life was good that day. But life does not feel good every day. Some days are drudgery....

It’s normal. Meaning everyone does it. The title sounds dramatic, but I think my life (and maybe yours) is getting hijacked by something we all think is normal. In fact, I think it might actually be an epidemic. Epidemic (n) - A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease - in this case; behaviour - in a community at a particular time. We were out on a cherished date night. Sitters...

I'm not really a worrier. I've never really been one. My mother used to joke that I never worried enough... she probably still would. I used to pride myself on a carefree, chase-the-wind and embrace-life spirit. Skydiving, bungee jumping and white water rafting were my idea of recreation and adventure. And then I became a mom. And this unspoken shift happened. A shift I never expected. The worry. The fear. They can be something fierce. Sometimes...