Family Adventures With Netflix

August 10, 2014

Some adventurous titles to watch with the family Summertime means many things to many people. To kids – mine, in particular – it’s a time to both chill out and relax as well as to engage in some adventurous activity. Now – keep in mind that my boys are small and my middle daughter is […]

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When Your Child Wants to Become Vegetarian

August 8, 2014

How to support your child’s new meat-free culinary choice You’re a family of meat-eaters. Carnivores through and through. Steak, pork chops, ribs falling off the bone – that’s your idea of a real meal. This is how it is, this is the way it’s been forever in your family. Enter your child. They could be […]

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Oh, Canada! Let’s Watch Some Movies on Netflix, Eh?

July 29, 2014

Canadian-Inspired Netflix Picks For the Family 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.  In case you don’t know, I’m Canadian. Yup – Canada: land of the moose, home of […]

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Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Mind Active Over the Summer

July 9, 2014

School’s out and the kids are taking it easy. For many, the morning rush, homework and studying may now seem like distant memories. With the spectre of fun in the sun, summer camp or days filled with inordinate amounts of play on the horizon, schoolwork is one of the last things on the minds of […]

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The Sting of Disinheritance

July 1, 2014

Do We Owe Our Kids Our Money After We’re Gone? You think that kids of celebrities have it easy? Think again. Sting’s surprising announcement that he’s not leaving any of his vast fortune to his children was a shock to many. How could this multimillionaire leave his kids to have to *gasp* work for a […]

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How the Internet Ruined Kids’ Fun

June 20, 2014

Instant Online Access to Toys Kills Kids’ Sense of Anticipation Once upon a time, kids experienced a few days a year that brought incredible moments of joy. Birthdays. Christmas. Grandma coming to visit. The knowledge that these days were on the horizon only added to the excitement that children would feel. Oftentimes, the waiting was […]

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Kick Back With These Netflix Picks This Summer

June 15, 2014

Parents can take a well-needed break with these titles 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.  Summertime and the living is easy. For some of us. For others, it’s […]

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Let Them Eat Cake…From A Box

June 13, 2014

Cake mix part of many parents’ secret cooking arsenal “Mom, remember?! I need cupcakes for my bake sale tomorrow!!” A cold sweat broke out all over my body and visions of cake-making late into the night entered my head. I was tired. I was beat. I didn’t want to do it. But, like so many […]

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Restaurant Owners: 5 Things You Need in Your Washrooms

May 31, 2014

A Note To Restaurant Owners From a Frustrated Parent “Public washroom.” Do these two words make you cringe? If you’re a parent, they likely do. And you’re not alone. All of us who have had to encounter the phrase “I have to go pee!” – or worse – know how fear-inducing such a pronouncement can […]

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Diversity And Kids – Top 6 Tips For Parents

May 22, 2014

“Mom, why does she look different?” This is a question that many of us have had to grapple with as we raise our kids in an increasingly multicultural and multiethnic society. As a person on colour myself, I’ve been on the receiving end of the question and can still remember an incident (one of many) […]

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