Teaching my kids not to swear makes me a f&cking hypocrite

Words are powerful—we all know that. They have concrete definitions but carry different weight depending on usage. The F-word alone is a magically versatile tool that can be thrown into literally any sentence as a noun, adjective or verb. It can be combined with other words to create sweary compounds, shouted at the top of yourContinue reading “Teaching my kids not to swear makes me a f&cking hypocrite”

I know how to talk to my kids about death – but how do we talk about dying?

To love a person is to one day know grief; I know this to be true. People age, illness strikes and tragedy can happen without warning. A life can slow down and fade out before our eyes or be taken quickly, impervious to the wake left behind. It’s hard – often devastating – but itContinue reading “I know how to talk to my kids about death – but how do we talk about dying?”

New post on The Mabelhood: Hey Mama, being amazing doesn’t mean perfection

Mom guilt is messed up. It’s useless, it’s detrimental to our happiness and well-being and unfortunately, it’s something most of us struggle with. Ask any woman with kids and she’s likely to agree: motherhood comes with a pressure to be ‘perfect’ and a sense that if we’re anything less than that, we’re failing. This pressure comesContinue reading “New post on The Mabelhood: Hey Mama, being amazing doesn’t mean perfection”