So our house has an 18-month old addition and The Gent, Auntie Erin and I wanted to let PinkPlayMags readers know about the new season for our podcast, Fashioning Families!

It was a bit chaotic doubling up but we made it! We have successfully gone from a one-child to a two-child household. I was a bit frazzled at the beginning of September with Ben at the new school and Junior starting daycare. We sure as heck had to plan to get everyone to and from their daily activities. However, sometimes a plan is not enough. Sometimes you need an entire redesign of your household structure.

Now that home time for Ben is so much earlier I have more flexibility to prepare dinner and get it on the table, as Auntie Erin comes home with Junior much later. Erin and I plan the menu on Sunday and split up the grocery list and I do most of the weeknight meals, which is actually one of my favourite things, followed by what has become everyone’s favourite thing; dinner time.


Let us just say we are not a totally well-oiled machine. Yet, when we sit down for supper I look at all of them and I feel home. Junior may be throwing his dinner on the floor with his face covered with yogurt, Ben is either stuffing his face with tacos or whining into his plate, and I am the puzzle piece sitting right beside my steadfast friend and housemate whom my son has come to see as a parent.

It is beside my son who is my heart and my joy, and it is beside this new little wonderful creature who calls me Auntie Ka-Ka and wraps his little arms around my neck and makes me feel like I am his world. Things are going along tick-ity-boo so we knew it was time for another installment of Fashioning Families!

Join us and share this amazing, challenging, hilarious, unique journey of our chosen family. For a little tease of Season Two, narrated by a very special Ginger Gentleman, play the clip below and tune in to Fashioning Families on February 14th, 2020 for the launch of Season Two. If you want more updated escapades of our family, visit our blog which is chock-full of tales – good, bad and hilarious.

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About the Author

Kelly Wilk is a freelance writer and single mom to a seven-year-old, red-headed, Irish, Aries boy who is growing up way too fast. Follow them on PinkPlayMags' parenting blog "The Ginger Gent" (www.pinkplaymags.com). Also, find Kelly on her own website and blog, Brave. Creative. Me at www.kellywilk.ca.