Tag: Parenting

Covid didn’t care that we were careful

I’d spent the last two years feeling like I was constantly disappointing my children in the name of “staying safe.” Our reward should have been to avoid it, but Covid found us anyway.

Simplified Christmas gift system

Our family's Christmas Gift System {Heather's Handmade Life}

Without this Christmas gift system, I really feel like it would be difficult to know where to stop. I’d probably keep picking things up because they were cute, or fun, or a good price, etc. until I had way too much.

New school year, new worries

Unmasked kids combined with potentially removing face mask requirements one week into the new school year, and you’ve got a perfect storm for worried, anxious parents.

Hair donation leads to lesson in misgendering

Instead of “boy” or “girl,” it’s just as easy to say “child” or “kid” or “student” or “person.” It’s also just as easy to refer to someone as “they” if you don’t know their preferred pronouns. It gets easier the more you do it, too.

‘Daddy isn’t working right now’

“I think we have to tell the kids this time.” “I know.” My husband works for Air Canada — except right now, he doesn’t. He’s on his second layoff since June 2020.  When we were both temporarily laid off in the spring, we didn’t… Continue Reading “‘Daddy isn’t working right now’”