Jul 9 2012

Summers From Our Childhood

What Were My Parents Thinking?

by: Sharon DeVellis

Gone are the summers of my childhood, a time when summers were about playing with friends for hours on end……..unsupervised. My parents didn’t hover over us like stealth helicopters swooping in when fights broke out or dangerous activities like hanging upside down on the monkey bars or riding our banana bikes with no hands occurred.

May 17 2012

The Sounds Of Summer

I did not set out to reclaim these memories of my childhood

by: Sharon DeVellis

It was not a conscious act on my part, I did not set out to reclaim these memories of my childhood. It was a gift.

It was a typically typical trip to the park. They were off—running, laughing, pretending, fighting, making up—and then off and running again. I was on the bench reading, occasionally glancing up to watch their antics or when they wanted my attention “Mummy, look at me! Did you see that? Are you watching? Look what I can do.”

Aug 29 2011

The Passing Of Summer

The Real New Year

by: Sharon DeVellis

It’s not their birthdays that make me see how much the boys are growing it’s the passing of summer and the inevitability of back to school.

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Sharon is a Common Sense Parent which is somewhere in between being free-range and helicopter. She believes in being active as a family and eating well 85% of the time. The other 15% is for the days when she's PMSing and then all bets are off. So far her parenting style has worked wonders for her two boys who astound her on a daily basis but that's not to say she doesn't have time to totally screw it up. She can't teach you how to keep your house clean while balancing a job and motherhood but if you're a mom who's struggling to figure it out, you've found your tribe.

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