The main driver that lead to me leaving the corporate life to be a stay at home mom was, like many families, the price of daycare. If I had a nickle for every time I moaned about how Quebec families had it easier because their daycare was capped at $7 a day I would be writing this post from Hawaii. After reading this article, which outlines the many struggles Quebec is still facing, I wonder if all parents are stuck in the same cycle of working to pay daycare so they can be able to work… We need better.
In the world of social media we can sometime feel like _____ parents. I don’t cut my kids veggies into shapes, or send them out the door with adorable up-dos. I feel accomplished if I get them to brush their hair at all! So this list of fun and free ways to surprise your kids is right up my alley. Surprise!
Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. Some of the best conversations I’ve had with friends are after an awkward silence that could have been filled with checking twitter or taking a selfie, but the silence often leads to more connection. I’m noticing the same thing with my 6 year old, waiting to see what words comes out of a silent pause have led to good connected conversations.
I find this summary of how tween girls are using instagram just plain alarming. I suppose much of the same behaviour happened prior to instagram, the tech is new but not necessarily the group dynamics young girls often face.