Twenty-one years ago this week I became a mom. Nothing prepares you for the adventure. It is the hardest and most beautiful job I have ever done.

A few lessons I learned along the way are that the days are long, but the years are short. You have sixteen summers to build a memory bank that earns the most valuable, lifelong dividends. Choose your battles. Each child has a unique journey intertwined with interests and fears and gifts. They arrive that way and it is an honour to travel alongside them as they become what they always were. One of a kind. Continue reading