Entries by Carrie Nantais

Legacy

I read a post on FB just this morning that invited me to reflect deeply.  It was by a cousin of mine who lives in Britain.  She was commenting on educating her children about the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who as I write is currently in ‘critical condition’.  The 94 year-old former South African President […]

Why?

We have entered the next phase of parenting – one that I have been dreading almost as much as toilet training. “Why, mommy?” is a phrase that I hear constantly. Here are some examples—not an exhaustive list but the ones that have occurred in the past few weeks. “Liam, you can’t ride your bike in the […]

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Partnership

I’ve just survived one of the most difficult experiences I can think of as a parent—solo parenting! My husband had a work trip that required him to spend 5 full days in Los Angeles with his colleagues. Consequently, that meant that I was home alone with our son, Liam, now 3 years old, and managing all of the details of our lives the best I could. And the many bumps, twists, turns and failures made me realize how much I missed having my partner around.