The Universal truth of motherhood

The Universal truth of motherhood

About 20 minutes before I went into labour with my twins, I remember standing with my 20-month-old daughter (and their dad, my first husband) under the beautiful sugar maple on our front lawn. It was late August, and each branch of our tree was covered –...
How to Figure Out the Cost of Raising a Family

How to Figure Out the Cost of Raising a Family

A psychologist friend once told me that the way we parent our kids has changed so dramatically, we’ve prolonged childhood till age 29. That’s right, developmentally, you’re basically a teenager until you turn 30. (Suddenly your 20’s are making a whole lot more sense,...
How to Face Your biggest Competition: Yourself

How to Face Your biggest Competition: Yourself

Stop focusing on being perfect; start focusing on being yourself.  We disguise our crushing fear of failure as a drive to be absolutely perfect. 90% of the time, that desire to be perfect is what holds us back and prevents us from experiencing the success we want in...