Dear grown-up son who didn’t come home last night,

I know you are probably ok because this is not the first time you do this. In fact, since you finished school a few months ago and make the decision not to go to university, you took a big step toward claiming your independence. I support this, because I remember. Yes, I know it's hard… Continue reading Dear grown-up son who didn’t come home last night,

Childhood cancer, Parenting

On Mother’s Day

This morning I woke up early. My living is room is quiet and calm, everyone is still asleep. Elliot got up in the middle of the night and came into our bed, he’s still lying there in the middle, sound asleep, leaving Martin roughly 5 centimetres of bed to sleep on and 2 centimetres of… Continue reading On Mother’s Day

Funny moments, Parenting

Words of Wisdom

  Ok guys. (And girls. Oh who am I kidding, mostly girls.). It’s time to talk about something serious for once. Something tragic and heart-wrenching and life-altering and emotionally exhausting and physically overwhelming. I am talking, of course, about the very sensitive subject of… parenting teenagers. (What?? What did you think I was going to… Continue reading Words of Wisdom