My Summer of Ceremony

Oh, it has been a while since I have last graced these pages with my inane commentary. But fear not oh 5 readers! I am back! At least until my coffee cup is drained, that is. At the beginning of summer, I spoke a little about ceremony in this post about my youngest’s graduation fromContinue reading “My Summer of Ceremony”

Why telling your kids to follow their dreams is stupid

So I watched the new episode of Glee the other night. Warning: spoiler alert. Oh, and a little explicit language. If you haven’t seen it, it features an intervention on behalf of Finn, Mercedes and Santana on the part of Will and Sue. Why? because the end of their senior year is approaching and theyContinue reading “Why telling your kids to follow their dreams is stupid”

Breaking Up is Hard to do: Etiquette on Leaving Your Piano Teacher

This post is going to be chock full of lessons, so you might want to get your notepad and pen out and jot down a few notes for future reference. Nah. I’m just kidding. These lessons are probably the kind that only I needed to learn. You know- the ones where you feel like youContinue reading “Breaking Up is Hard to do: Etiquette on Leaving Your Piano Teacher”

Tip on how to keep talking to your kid: Read What Your Kid is Reading

I thought I was the only one. Well no, I guess I hadn’t thought about it at all. And come to think of it, thinking you’re the only one of anything is pretty darn presumptuous, so I retract that first statement without actually retracting it otherwise I would have no way to begin this post…Continue reading “Tip on how to keep talking to your kid: Read What Your Kid is Reading”

Conversation with my daughter about charity

Yesterday I went for a walk with my children. We were on Ave. Mount-Royal, a crowded, funky street with lots of cafes and stores. Right in the middle of this oasis of funky consumerism is a church with a shelter for the homeless. At least I think it is a shelter (it just might beContinue reading “Conversation with my daughter about charity”

Working Mother: a tautology

Here is what you get when you google definitions of tautology on the web: Definitions of tautology on the Web: The repetition, in the definition, of information already provided by the term designating the concept. … A formula is a tautology if and only if it is impossible that it is false. AND A formulaContinue reading “Working Mother: a tautology”

Without my kids I’m…

Functional? No. That is not what I meant to say. No, really. I am officially halfway through their vacation away from us and I am am finding it surprisingly (if not a bit disturbingly) easy to get along without them. It is easy, of course, because I know they are with my sister and myContinue reading “Without my kids I’m…”