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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How Kijiji Can Help You Budget for Baby

August 16, 2015

Kijiji provides everything new parents need without breaking the bank 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 my own. […]

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IN THE NEWS: Your Baby Monitor Can Be Hacked

August 1, 2015

Who’s listening to your baby? Parents urged to take precautions with monitor technology   Who’s listening to your baby? Are you safe? Is your baby safe? The intersection of technology and parenting continues to expand as we increasingly rely on digital tools to make our roles as parents easier. We use tech more than ever to […]

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Dragon Tales and Other Adventures on Netflix

August 1, 2015

Netflix features feed young kids’ imaginations 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. As we continue through the summer months, it’s all about mythical creatures and superheroes. My boys […]

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VIDEO: How to Save Money Grocery Shopping

July 27, 2015

Here are 10 tips that will help you save money at the supermarket We all know that raising a family on a budget is a challenge, to say the least! With the price of food skyrocketing daily, it’s more important than ever to find ways to stretch our family dollar as much as possible. While […]

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Toronto Star Article – Surviving a Family Road Trip

July 4, 2015

Traveling with kids can be stress free by following these simple tips Us parents are a brave bunch, aren’t we? With the prospect of meltdowns occurring while we hurtle along the highway at rapid speeds, we hope that this year, it will be different. No drama, no stress, no screaming or crying kids in the […]

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Totally Groovy, Dope, Old School Shows on Netflix, Dude!

June 30, 2015

Everything old is new again on the streaming service 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. Try to explain the concept of “Saturday Morning Cartoons” to a child who’s […]

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How to Save on Your Grocery Bill – Top 10 Tips For Parents

June 22, 2015

Simple money-saving strategies for families “That will be $257.43, please.“ Ouch! That hurt! Grocery shopping for a family of growing kids can be ridiculously expensive, as I’ve painfully found out. With a weekly shop a necessary requirement, a visit to the supermarket can bring on feelings of not only anxiety but downright fear as well. Pockets […]

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Are Parents to Blame For Picky Eaters?

June 20, 2015

Whose fault is it when kids refuse to eat what’s put in front of them? We’ve all dealt with the picky eating habits of our kids at one time or another. Whether it’s a disdain for broccoli or a dislike of asparagus, most parents have had to negotiate with their children about certain types of […]

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Pregnancy and Public Transit

June 14, 2015

What has happened to kindness and common courtesy? She was about 8 or 9 months pregnant, belly hanging low, baby about to drop any day. The previous months had clearly taken a toll on her, as her face showed the exhaustion and fatigue required to make a human being. She was physically spent, yet there she […]

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