On Being a Woke Parent

On Being a Woke Parent

You have probably heard parents admit that parenting is the most demanding work they have ever done, and that nothing in the whole world is as important to them as their young ones. I hear these statements everywhere I go. But it’s easy to tell what actually matters...
Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking

This piece originally appeared in the December 2018 ‘Nostalgia’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine. Some of us look back on our teenage years with fondness as we recall the freedom, friends, and fun we had. Wasn’t it great to have so few responsibilities? We sure got away...
Keep Calm and Parent On

Keep Calm and Parent On

This piece originally appeared in the November 2018 ‘Calm’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine. Keep Calm and Parent On Life with young people is rarely calm. From wake up until bedtime, children of all ages require attention and energy from their grown up caregivers....
Back to School Dread & Excitement

Back to School Dread & Excitement

This piece originally appeared in the September 2018 ‘Knowledge is Power’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine. ‘Back to school’ is emotionally loaded for many of us. As a phrase, those three words can represent many different feelings all tangled together. I...