She teaches me

"She teaches me" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: She whispers simple words To the wishing star Remembering in the morning light What she forgot to say at night Because, “stars are still in the sky Even when it’s day, Mommy”   She chooses earrings for me and asks If she can blush my cheeks She’s hopeful That I’ll wear the long floral […]

Enough

"Enough" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: At the end of some days, I need to sit myself down and realize I can stop That I did enough, I was enough and I will be even more than enough for tomorrow Because I tried – regardless of the result – I tried and I can rest now in gratitude

Choosing happy

Choosing happy, blog post by Roshan James

On a cool October day in 2012, I made a choice to follow an inkling of an idea. I can’t say it was a big dream, or that I even had a clear picture of what I was aiming for. It was the kind of now-or-never moment when a single step in a new direction […]

5 {honest} tips for teaching kids about Holiday giving

DD is not sure why DS showed up...ever.

As my 2.5 year old daughter (DD) gets older, it’s really fun to watch her tear through wrapping paper when opening Holiday gifts. Doesn’t matter what’s inside really, could be a pony or a dog biscuit, she’d receive it with the same amount of shrieking and shredding. We celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas in our […]