motherhood

What Type of Role Model Are You?

February 25, 2014

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” A wise saying and one that’s more true than many of the adages that we’ve heard over the years. The phrase is one that indicates what most of us already know: that what we do and how we behave is often mimicked and replicated by our kids. […]

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The 5 Secrets of Successful Parenting

January 6, 2014

Everyone wants to know the secrets of successful parenting. The role of “Mom” or “Dad” doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Instead, those who are in the trenches are left to their own devices, often to flounder and find their footing as they travel along the parenting road, wondering if they’re doing it right. For […]

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VIDEO: How to Survive the Holidays With Kids

December 4, 2013

I was back on The Morning Show on Global to discuss surviving the holiday season with kids. It was lots of fun because this time we followed a different format than the usual roundtable discussion. We had a moderator, some questions posed and me as the “expert” providing advice, based on my suggestions on the […]

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The Multiple Mayhem Mamma eBook Is Now Available on Amazon!

November 24, 2013

I’m thrilled to announce that my new eBook, Meltdown in Aisle 5: Top Parenting Tips From Multiple Mayhem Mammais now available for download on Amazon! The book is a compilation of my best tips and advice that I’ve provided on this blog, since I started writing in 2011. Since that time, I’ve committed countless hours […]

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Babies Using iPads

November 5, 2013

They can’t talk but they know how to swipe. An iPad, or similar tablet or smartphone, that is. Perhaps not surprisingly, a recent survey revealed that 30% of children under the age of 2 use some type of a mobile device. Now: understanding that “use” is a relative term, the findings are still shocking, to […]

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The Top 10 Signs That You’re Raising Boys

August 29, 2013

If you have boys, you’ll probably understand. There are certain things that part and parcel of the experience. Superheroes, toilet seats and minor “accidents” figure prominently in your day-to-day activities. “Bath” is a dirty word (pun intended). It’s all play, all the time. “Frogs, snails and puppy-dog tails, that’s what little boys are made of” […]

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Why I’m NOT Friends With My Child

June 23, 2013

For some strange reason, parenting has changed. Perhaps it’s an inevitability of time, but holy smokes, some things should remain sacred, shouldn’t they? I’m talking about kids, parents and the relationship between the two. It seems that there’s a lot more of a comfort level between mothers, fathers and their kids that, frankly, makes me […]

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CBC RADIO INTERVIEW: Best and Worst Mother’s Day Gifts

May 11, 2013

I was the in-studio guest for CBC Radio’s Ontario Today program just in advance of Mother’s Day. The topic at hand was Mother’s Day Gifts, specifically the best and worst ever received. Listen to the entire segment below for some interesting stories of Mothers’ Days past. Some of the gifts given as told by the […]

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On Mother’s Day, Remember Them All

May 8, 2013

You pass her on the street and give her nary a glance. That frail old woman, doddering and slow, walking along with a cane. Poor thing, you think. And then you move on. You go about your day, perhaps on to work; then to the grocery store for a few items, then on home to […]

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CBC RADIO INTERVIEW: Kids and the Cult of Celebrity

May 1, 2013

There’s no way around it, celebrity culture is everywhere. It’s no surprise, then, that our kids are affected by the latest actions of some of their favourite stars. This would be fine if the object of our kids’ affection was one that we thought was a positive role model. The reality is, though, that many […]

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