Archive for May 2011

Happy “birth” day!

Welcome to the fifth Metaphor Monday video. In this series I explore a different metaphor each week, viewing parenting from a different perspective.

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It has been about a year now that both Petrea and myself have started eating a low fat raw vegan diet. It has been a very positive and healthful transition for me and Petrea.  Prior to this we were mostly eating raw vegan foods that included lots of nuts, oils (mostly coconut), seeds and high fat fruit like avocados.  To take it even back further, we were vegan for about 12 years.

We had switched to a raw vegan diet slowly after Petrea started reading up on some of the benefits.  It seemed like a natural transition from a standard diet to vegetarian to vegan to raw vegan. But, for me this transition to raw vegan had some interesting results.  Rather than feeling better, I was feeling tired, cranky, sick, and had low energy.  My training (cycling) had slipped and I just did not have enough left in the tank to complete a workout.  On the days that I felt some energy, the quality of my workouts were poor.  I could not understand why and started to worry about what was going on. Now, worrying is not a good thing, it stressed me out and further fatigued my tired system. Read the rest of this entry »

Sunshine, Everyone Loves the Sunshine

Welcome to the fourth Metaphor Monday video. In this series I explore a different metaphor each week, viewing parenting from a different perspective.

Wishing you many sunny days ahead!

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Oooooo! I love this song, especially on a sunny day.

Who can stay inside when the sun is shining outside?

It’s time to come out and enjoy the glimpses of sunshine your children give you every day.

All those tasks can wait.

 

Wild Things

Welcome to the third Metaphor Monday video. In this series I will explore a different metaphor each week, viewing parenting from a different perspective. Enjoy!
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So mommies (and daddies) it’s been almost a week since you were reminded about the stupendous job you do as a parent via mothers day celebrations. Did you take it all in. Did you feel the gratitude. Did you give gratitude to your self and your efforts as a parent?

 

You know you have been entrusted with one of the most important jobs on this planet. To nurture and guide children on this complicated planet of ours.

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I found this video the boys made a few years ago. Edited it.  Now its ready for you to enjoy!

 

Why not make one for yourself today! You can use any greens you want.

Navigating the Waters

Welcome to the second Metaphor Monday video. In this series I will explore a different metaphor each week viewing parenting from a different perspective. Enjoy!
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See you next week!

 

Often as parents we can become consumed with looking out for our child’s “best interest” and doing things for our children.  Signing them up for sports,  classes or camps. Making sure they eat well.  Ensuring that they get to sleep on time.  Setting up regular play-dates.  Spending special time with them.  The list goes on and on.   With all the things we do for our children, it is easy to forget about ourselves and  our own needs.  After all who takes care of  us parents?  We need to take care of ourselves.  As parents, we need to take the time  to replensih and recharge.

 

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Beauty is everywhere.

We just have to look,


And listen

to the Music

 

 

 

 

 


 

Room to Grow

Welcome to the very first Metaphor Monday video. In this series I will explore a different metaphor each week viewing parenting from a different perspective. Enjoy! Please post any comments below.

Just in case you were wondering, when my eldest son was playing his drum kit in the background, I was at the back of the house (first floor) and had the kitchen doors closed, and he was at the front of the house in the basement.

Yes it is that loud!

Our neighbours get free music!

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