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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Retro Entertainment For Kids – Family Netflix Picks

May 22, 2014

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. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, the topic of “the good old days” comes up often. Yes, I’ll admit that […]

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Can Kids Still Be Entertained?

May 10, 2014

How do you entertain the kid who has seen and done everything? It’s a tough question but a real concern for parents these days. The idea of “kids’ entertainment” takes on a whole new perspective in the digital age. For those who have grown up in an age of video games, iPads and Google, the […]

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A Down-To-Earth Movie Guide to Our Planet

April 26, 2014

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. – See more at: http://www.multiplemayhemmamma.com/2014/03/kids-movies.html#sthash.U8v1NHMp.dpuf DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies […]

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Are “Girl Geeks” Cool?

April 22, 2014

Back when I was a kid, it wasn’t cool to be uncool.  Back then, the tech revolution wasn’t in it’s infancy; it hadn’t even begun. To be called a “Nerd” was to elicit scorn and its accompanying exclusion. You see, the “cool” kids had no time for those who were more interested in pocket protectors, […]

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