The stuff of nightmares

“Be careful!” I called out. “Please don’t do that. You could get hurt.” It was like I’d done so many times before, watching this kid clumsily climb up trees or perched on the highest possible playground surface. Except this time was different. We weren’t at a park or playground and what he was doing didn’t … [Read more…]

Parents these days, right?

  Parents these days are the worst. Ask anybody. I hear it everywhere. I’ve smiled and nodded more times than I can count while some old lady corners me in an elevator to tell me how horrible the other parents are. I’ve heard it from other parents, read it in opinion columns in the newspaper, listened … [Read more…]

So Trudeau’s kids are cared for by nannies. Let’s all make a fuss.

Image credit via flickr cc license. Zut alors! News broke this morning that Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has two nannies paid for out of his publicly funded household budget to help care for his three young children. The CBC.ca headline read “Trudeau children’s nannies being paid for by taxpayers.” The implication is clearly that … [Read more…]