We teach people how to treat us by the way we behave. What are you teaching people? To love and respect you and acknowledge your contribution with gratitude. Or To think of you as SO dependable that you'll do anything for them, even at the cost of your own health and sanity.
After all we aren't raising kids. We are raising our next generation political leaders, business owners, community advocates and professionals. But most of all, hopefully we are raising kind, compassionate and gentle men and women with a heart for their community and a commitment to do good in the world. Your kids are watching more than you know. Put on a good show.
So ends the first five days of my cleanse. I fared well. I had a couple slips-- a bite of bread when we went to Daphne's Grill for dinner tonight, the most delectable chocolate ball by Lindt... Hazelnut truffle! but other than that I did rather well. I treated myself to a gluten free lemon … Continue reading Days 3, 4 and 5 – there are no shortcuts
I'm grateful for my two incredibly adorable kids. My 6yo daughter is smart, funny and beautiful! She challenges status quo constantly (already!) and is the best big sister anyone could hope to have! My 2yo son said to me yesterday 'I yove you mommy!' He's known to grab my face in his little hands and … Continue reading Day 4 of Giving Thanks
So this past weekend, I had family come to visit. My husband being the amazing cook/bbq-er that he is smoked ribs and made buffalo chicken wings, grilled zucchini and smashed potatoes! Our house was filled with 6 children including mine, ages ranging from 2 - 14! Talk about needing a glass of wine! BUT - … Continue reading Falling off the wagon but not hitting the ground hard!
So, the kids have been out of school since December 20 and we've had some serious fun these past couple of weeks...a mellow Christmas and New Year meant that we were feeling pretty rejuvenated; got some good projects done around the house, but also made time for play dates in the park, dinner with extended family and … Continue reading Do you do ME time?
Kid friendly home made pasta sauce 1 garlic diced 1 shallot diced Sautéed in olive oil till fragrant, add a cup of tomato sauce, 1/2 tsp basil and oregano and sugar each, simmer for 15min on super low flame, add a 1/4 cup 1/2 n 1/2 (instead of heavy cream) Toss with your favorite pasta … Continue reading The face tells the story
Sitara started at Carden this fall. In two weeks she was telling me how kids are baby goats and that she's a child. How we don't say ya or yup- we say yes; that we don't say hey! because hay is for horses!! I love this school already!