The fine against this family irks me if only for the fact that at its core, a rule/law that suggests that a parent can't take their child out of school is an affront to my rights to parent.


My responsibility to my children, as I see it, isn't to push them along the path that we've been told is the only path available but to equip them with the tools that will make for fulfilling lives.
I don't want my kids to have a high school diploma, a university degree or a big house in a good neighbourhood unless they want those things for themselves.


If you've been thinking about around the world or long term travel with your kids, you've likely considered whether your kids are the right age or if it will be too difficult to re-integrate them when they're home. We've been there and back. Here's what we did and what worked well.


Top 10 Cameron Moments

Ten of my favourite things about my favourite (new) 8-year old.

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We pulled them out for a year but going back to school proved to be only another step in a lifelong adventure.


Mother’s Day

A mother's love is everything. Here's hoping we always remember how good it is to give and receive it.

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Parenting in the Quiet

We never know what it is about our lives that will survive in our children. And sometimes the biggest effect we may be having is in the quiet.