Don’t Make Santa the “Fall Guy”

December 19, 2014

Honesty is the Best Policy During the Holiday Season “He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake!” So are our children warned in one of the season’s most popular tunes, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Heaven forbid […]

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IN THE NEWS: Is “Checkout Charity” Just a Money Grab?

December 5, 2014

How do you feel about being asked for money at the checkout counter? Forgive the fact that this post doesn’t have much to do with Parenting and Kids as per usual, but I really need to get this off my chest. Thanks. Checkout Charity As I unwittingly approach the cash register, items in hand, little […]

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VIDEO: Coping Tips For New Moms

November 8, 2014

Simple advice on new baby care Having a new baby can be a shock. From diapers to spit-up, not to mention the lack of sleep, there are so many things that to consider. The good news is that there are some simple things that can be done to make the transition to parenting easier. I […]

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Sick Kids? Keep ‘Em Entertained With Netflix

November 3, 2014

Netflix Picks For The Kids to Watch When They’re Home Sick 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 season was barely underway before the inevitable occurred: my kids […]

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“The News is Scaring My Kid!”- Top 5 Tips For Parents

October 26, 2014

Recent News Events Can Scare Children – Here’s How Parents Can Help Ebola. Terrorism. War. Shootings. Poverty. The economy. Death. All scary topics and all very real. These subjects are broached regularly in the media and, if you’re a parent of a young child, you’re likely concerned about the effect that such information is having […]

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Trick-Or-Treating is for Kids. Period.

October 25, 2014

Save the Halloween Treats For the Little Ones It happens every year. They come to your door, taller than you, baritone voices and facial hair abound. The females? Let’s just say that their costumes are often not PG-rated, to say the least. Yet they’re heralding the Halloween battle-cry: “Trick or Treat!!” What do you do? […]

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CBC Radio Interviews – Lice, Kids and School

October 11, 2014

Your kid comes home with lice. Who’s responsible? We as parents wait with bated breath for the dreaded letter. It usually starts out something like this: “A case of pediculosis has been identified in your child’s class…” yada, yada, yada. You get the point. Someone in your kid’s class has LICE! You are freaking out, […]

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Family Halloween-Themed Viewing Ideas From Netflix

October 10, 2014

Halloween. The one day of the year where kids and parents alike can live out their inner fantasy of being a superhero, ghoul or rock star. It’s also an opportunity to enjoy some of the creepy day’s more appropriate entertainment fare. This year, Halloween falls on a Friday, allowing for a full weekend of dress-up, […]

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Messed-Up Kids’ Songs

September 20, 2014

A peek behind the curtain of classic children’s songs shows a surprisingly darker side One of my sons’ favourite songs is “You Are My Sunshine.” It’s a classic – a perennial favourite amongst parents everywhere. Perhaps it’s the metaphorical comparison between lightness and the object of the singer’s affection (You are my sunshine). Perhaps it’s […]

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Learning With Netflix

September 15, 2014

Family entertainment can be used as a learning tool 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 kids are back to school and hopefully, they’ve have settled into a […]

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