Book review: Upside-Down Mommy

Upside-Down Mommy

I started reading Upside-Down Mommy at a cafe. It turned out reading it in public was not such a great idea because I started crying almost from page one. Tears just kept on coming. And if the looks I got at the cafe weren't bad enough, you should have seen what happened when I moved my reading to … [Read more...]

Our children’s bodies are their own. Or are they?

Holding hands

We try to teach our children that their bodies are their own and no one has the right to do to them anything they don't like. And yet, how often do we insist that they give kisses and cuddles to their grandparents, aunties and uncles, often against our children's will? Aren't we sending a mixed … [Read more...]

We don’t do discipline

Walking together

When I first saw the theme for this carnival I thought,"I can't participate, we don't do discipline around here". My children are 3 and 5 years old. More often than not they do what we ask them to do, take care of each other and are considerate of other people. It doesn't cross my mind to use … [Read more...]