Happy children come from happy parents. And while it's impossible for any parent to be happy all the time--sincerity, compassion, and a really good sense of humor will get a parent through to bedtime bliss without (too) many tears. That is why I am so inspired by Corinne and Mike's approach to family life at home. Despite the chaos of raising two young children, their cup always seems to "runneth over" with love and laughter.
I had met Corinne two years ago through my youngest's, Elsie, play group. Her youngest was only 2 months at the time--she was newly a mom of 2 kids under the age of 2, though you'd never know it by the way she carried herself. I definitely do not remember being as put together and grounded two months after I had Elsie. She is measured, though quick witted when she speaks. But more importantly, when having a conversation with her, she really listens and is genuinely interested in what you have to say. When I finally met Mike, his charisma was contagious, and it was easy to see how the two of them connect as a couple and work together as parents. They have created is safe place for their family to laugh, cry, play, run down the hall naked in a laundry basket. A place for everyone to be themselves. A place called home.