SIRIUS XM Radio Interview: Dishing With Demontis on Parenting

September 25, 2015

Coddling our kids, the effect of technology on parenting and the “good old days” are discussed in this radio segment Parenting. It’s a tall order but someone’s got to do it. Figuring out just how to do it, successfully, however is the question that most parents find themselves wondering about more often than not. I […]

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The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active During the Fall

September 22, 2015

How to keep the kids busy during the autumn months Five Fun Family Festivities For Fall School is well underway and fall is in full swing. No more lazy days of summer; nowadays, the kids are antsy on the weekends after a long week of reading, writing and arithmetic. As a result, when the weekend comes, they’re […]

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Animals, Planets and Kids – Oh, My!

September 12, 2015

Netflix provides a variety of family programming that allows kids to learn while being entertained DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own.  — The summer holidays are over and […]

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VIDEO: How to Save Money on Baby Items With Kijiji

September 11, 2015

Advice on how to bring home baby while staying within your budget DISCLAIMER: This post is written in partnership with Kijiji in support of raising awareness about how the Second-Hand Economy can support new parents who are looking for the best value for their family dollar. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely […]

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Full Steam Ahead: STEAMLabs Maker Classes For Kids

September 8, 2015

How My Daughter Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Programming     “I could program that!” And with this statement, I knew that my daughter was on her way. Having completed a summer camp program where she was challenged to learn code and build her own functioning item resulting from her programming, she succeeded  – […]

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IN THE NEWS: Smartphones in the Classroom: Yes or No?

September 2, 2015

As kids return to school, educators and parents are split on the use of popular technology tools in class As the kids return to school, the topic of technology use in the classroom is one that will once again be discussed amongst parents and educators alike. In a time where kids of all ages carry […]

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ROUNDUP: Top Back-to-School Tips For Parents

August 31, 2015

A selection of the best strategies for anxious parents about how to manage back-to-school season Anxious about your child’s return to school? You’re not alone. This time of the year, parents everywhere are stressed! Is it any wonder? There are so many things to consider: What new clothes does my child need? What about shoes? […]

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IN THE NEWS: Picky Eater? Don’t Sweat It!

August 28, 2015

Follow these simple tips when packing your child’s lunchbox School lunches can be a headache for parents who have the good fortune [*sarcasm*] of having a picky eater on their hands. Worrying about whether your child has eaten during school hours, or envisioning them hungry and miserable is the fear of many parents. As we […]

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What Makes a Family?

August 26, 2015

The “1,000 Family Project” sheds light on the changing face of the modern family What makes a family? What does the concept of “family” mean in today’s world? Once upon a time, the the only societally-accepted norm for the family structure consisted of a mother, a father a few kids and a white picket fence. […]

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Fear of the Unknown – Helicopter Parenting and Latchkey Kids

August 21, 2015

By coddling our kids, we’re doing them more harm than good Are there still latchkey kids these days or have they gone undercover in the age of helicopter parenting and our increased paranoia about kids’ safety? I used to be a latchkey kid. As a matter of fact, I remember walking to and from school […]

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