Four Simple Stress-Busting Strategies

How do you handle a stressful job, demanding school work, family life, parenthood or the challenges of life in general? There is no one-size-fits-all solution but there are some strategies that can help us cope with the day-to-day demands we face. Based on my personal experiences, I have found that there are 4 things thatContinue reading “Four Simple Stress-Busting Strategies”

Glittering Sun, Family Love and the End of Exams!

As I type this, the setting sun is gleaming off the ice and snow that covers the grass in our backyard. I love to write at our dining table because of the beautiful view that I get to experience. My daughter is sitting to my right, testing out a box of markers to make sureContinue reading “Glittering Sun, Family Love and the End of Exams!”

2016 Highlights and Moving on to 2017

The year 2016 started off as a difficult year but turned into one of the best years of my life. I am still blown away by the fact that I was accepted to medical school after a previous failed attempt and numerous rejections. In hindsight, it made the acceptance all the more sweet and increasesContinue reading “2016 Highlights and Moving on to 2017”

A Birthday Celebration…A Little Girl Turns Two

My dear precious daughter, I can’t believe that you are 2 years old already. We can see so much of your personality and interests showing. You have an excellent command of language. You love books, music, dancing and coloring. You love to run and climb. You are a bit shy of strangers but you loveContinue reading “A Birthday Celebration…A Little Girl Turns Two”

Fall Leaves, Sandy Parks and the Love of Children

Despite runny noses and some difficult nights with sick kids this week, it was a wonderful week! I had the chance to spend a day with each of the kids alone and it was just so lovely to spend time with each child. Our time together was simple. Long walks to the park or in the woods. WhileContinue reading “Fall Leaves, Sandy Parks and the Love of Children”

Motherhood Reflections and Big Boy Letters

Today was a simple but enjoyable day with the children. We actually made it through the day with only one fight under our belts and no meltdowns to speak of! I decided in the morning not to focus too much on chores. Sometimes I get so caught up with all that needs to get doneContinue reading “Motherhood Reflections and Big Boy Letters”

Teaching by Example…Lessons in Servanthood

My children never cease to amaze me in how much they pick up from people around them in word and behavior. Moments like Caleb kissing and hugging his little sister because he has observed us doing this. Or Naomi busily putting away toys as she tries to mimic mummy’s “tidy up” song. Being a motherContinue reading “Teaching by Example…Lessons in Servanthood”

You are Mum…You are Dad…And You are Appreciated More than You Know!

The past few weeks have been an amalgamation of wonderful moments with my children as well as some difficult, tearful days. Today, I would like to dedicate this post to mothers and fathers, and the incredible job they do in bringing up their children. It’s a hard job… but know that you are appreciated. TakeContinue reading “You are Mum…You are Dad…And You are Appreciated More than You Know!”