Mommy Trenches: To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with Her Fourth

I met you in the elevator on my way back from the pediatrician’s office. It was just me and Wren, and you looked at her fondly in her stroller. When the elevator doors opened, you very kindly held the doors open for me. As I clumsily maneuvered the stroller past you, I accidentally ran over your foot. “Don’t worry about it,” you assured me over … Continue reading Mommy Trenches: To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with Her Fourth

I’ve got 9 kids. Are we killing you yet?

Editor’s note: I don’t agree that our planet is on it’s knees. But none the less a great piece. May 22, 2014 (ViedeCirque.com) – In January, our family was the subject of a full-page feature in our local newspaper. This is not the first time that my little gang and I appear on the pages of a newspaper: last year, I took part in a Globe & … Continue reading I’ve got 9 kids. Are we killing you yet?

The Curse of Small Families

Baby Boomers may soon find they have no one to look after them. Brian Bethune reports on the next generational crisis. We all know what’s coming. Everywhere in the developed world, populations are greying. The media are full of stories about the surge in the numbers of the elderly within the next 20 years, while governments have been pushing the age of retirement entitlements upward. … Continue reading The Curse of Small Families