Tag: parenting teens

What Would You Like to Do About That?

Good question. One that made my teenagers groan in frustration. Teen: I’m hungry. Me: What would you like to do about that? Teen: Make me a snack. Me: Well, I’m busy with work and it’s not suppertime yet. The kitchen is all yours. Knock yourself out...

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Kind

Be nice. Nice girls don’t. That wasn’t nice. How nice of you. You’re too nice. All things that have been said to me. Also said by me: I was just trying to be nice.  What was my objective by trying to be nice? I was trying to elevate my image. I...

This is what Love Looks Like Today

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Love is a grand and glorious thing. It takes many forms. It is elusive. It is mysterious. It is blood, sweat, and tears. It is pain. It is sacrifice. It is elation. Some times it hurts. It covers a multitude of sins...

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Grief

Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash I look out my window and see a picture perfect landscape covered with fresh snow sparkling in the sunshine, against a backdrop of the spectacular Canadian Rockies and a robins egg blue sky. I smile as I think...

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Never Ignore a Good Chance to Shut Up

Photo by June Liu on Unsplash I’m terrible at small talk. I know it’s an important part of casual getting-to-know-you conversations, but I’m kind of bad at it. I love getting straight to the heart of struggle. Got baggage? Excellent! Let’s dump it...