When kissing is as offensive as murder

Recently there was a post on one of the many parenting forums I’m on, asking for recommendations to watch with the family. “Please no violence and murder” the post said and “no kissing-vissing, only clean family fun”. It made me pause for a minute and think about how kissing which is such an inherent, instinctive…

A mistake made, a lesson learned, and a teapot salvaged

Today was not my best day as a parent. There are days when I feel accomplished and proud, and those that are ordinary and monotonous and then there are days where I say things I should never, ever have said, behave in ways that make me cry with regret and shame later and act like…