Celebrating Grandparents

Posted by Samantha on October 6, 2012 in Connection, Hope, Love, Materialism, Relationships, Thought for the day

This Sunday is Grandparents Day. I’d like to share some of my longing for that day. I long for a day when all grandparents receive appreciation for an important job, sincerely undertaken, on a daily basis. I long for the day when we share our appreciation of grandparents from a place of true honesty rather […]


How much stuff is too much for kids?

Posted by Samantha on October 7, 2011 in Consequences, Happiness, Materialism, Resilience, Stuff

It’s important to make sure we’re not compromising our children’s long-term contentment for short-term fulfilment.  No-where is this more relevant than when we contemplate how much stuff is reasonable to give our children. We’ll all differ with regard to how much stuff we buy for our offspring.  One parent’s spoiled is another parent’s deprived. More […]


How much should you give your children?

Posted by Samantha on September 1, 2011 in Love, Materialism, Parenting Dilemmas, Stuff

You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Kahlil Gibran Until I had children, I had no idea just how much giving was involved in being a parent. As a teenager, I can remember thinking “I never asked to be born” and […]

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