Nov 5 2011

I'm With Stupid

Parents Don't Know Anything

by: Sharon DeVellis

This past weekend Son No. 1 had his first speed skating meet of the year. First, I'm going to preface this by saying he didn't sleep well the night before and had to be up at 6:00 to be at the rink for 7:30 a.m.  Second, it's a really long day at a speed skating meet. We were there from 7:30 until 5:00 and he skated four races. It's adrenaline rush followed by sitting and waiting.  

I'm not making excuses but these were definitely factors in what ensued.

Are you getting the picture that this isn't going to a good place?

Nov 3 2011

Holiday Gift For The-Hard-To-Buy-For Person

Simplify Your Life

by: Sharon DeVellis

My inlaws.
My sister-in-law.
My brothers-in-law.
My husband's business partners' parents
(did ya even understand that one?). 

These are the hard-to-buy-for people in my life. Not because they're difficult by any means but because (a) they already either have everything or (b) I don't know them well enough to buy them that perfect gift.

So each year they end up getting wine or chocolate which essentially screams "I had no idea what to buy you".

Nov 1 2011

I Hate The Cold

Which Is Why This Is So Ironic

by: Sharon DeVellis

I spent a large portion of my life in Winnipeg - from the time I was in elementary school until I was an adult.  When I was a kid, the cold winters didn't bother me. There's something about being a kid that deflects any feelings of cold. We would spend hours outside building snow forts, making snow angels, skating and sledding. Our cheeks would remain pink for hours after we returned to our warm house.


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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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