You can’t win them all

I didn’t go to the tournament today. I didn’t go today, but I did go to most of the last one. I did go to half of the one before that and the one before that. And I will be there tomorrow. But today her brother had a game here in the neighbourhood and since … [Read more…]

244 female artists who are not Taylor Swift (and one who is)

Female artists

Whenever we’re in the car and flipping through radio stations, my seven-year-old daughter will diligently scream out from the third row, “NO! NO! CHANGE IT!” She insists we keep scanning until we find a “girl song.” And that’s fine because she’s a seven-year-old girl and why shouldn’t she listen to female artists if that’s what … [Read more…]

The truth about bored kids

Image credit. There is a widely shared article on Quartz.com on how we’re over scheduling our kids (shocker, I know) and depriving them of the precious boredom they need to learn how to entertain themselves. It closes with this quote by the philosopher Bertrand Russel: “A child develops best when, like a young plant, he is … [Read more…]

Confidence is worth fighting for

I truly don’t believe in forcing kids to do things they don’t want to do. “Get your boots on, sweetie, it’s time for your hockey game.” “But I don’t want to go. I HATE HOCKEY. NO, NO, NO!” “Get your boots on and get in the car and I don’t want to hear another word … [Read more…]