How to feel truly seen and appreciated

How to feel truly seen and appreciated

“I am convinced that all our pain, all our anxiety, all our fear stems from the place of needing to know that we are seen and heard.” I have had this exact conversation at least five times in the past three days (it’s been a heavy week, “lol”). And it’s...
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 –...
Home is wherever I’m with you

Home is wherever I’m with you

Home is wherever I’m with you. Isn’t that just the most freeing thing to say, and to feel? Our home is what we make it to be, wherever we are. Beyond all of the to-do lists, menu planning, and family logistics, home is where we come together to feel truly...
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 Empower Yourself Financially

How to Empower Yourself Financially

“I like money, I have a little; I keep it in a jar under my bed.  I’d like to put more money in that jar – that’s where you come in.” The Wedding Singer For a long time, that almost entirely described my personal approach to finances: I...