Parenting

When to hire a sleep consultant

Sleep Matters

You probably don’t need a sleep consultant to tell you how important a good night’s rest is. Just skip a few hours of the good stuff and your brain-turned-mush will do a fine job reprimanding you for not giving your body the sleep it deserves. But did you know that the consequences of sleep deprivation go far beyond physical exhaustion?

Teaching children to organise

Teach Your Child to Organize

Many parents lament the fact that their child is messy, but rather than accept it, you can take some steps to change it! Tidiness and organization are habits

Tips for Healthy Shopping

Spring Clean Your Grocery List – 20 Healthy Buys

There is an interesting correlation between what we buy at the grocery store and what we eat. It turns out if we buy bags of cookies and bottles of fruit punch, that is what we will ultimately find to eat and drink when hunger and thirst hits.

pregnant mom

Top Baby Names in Canada of 2017

Finding the perfect baby name can be a fun but stressful to-do item during your pregnancy. Every year, BabyCenter Canada collects thousands of names from it’s registered users.

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Top Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

All new mothers want to do what’s best for their child. According to the experts this means breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of an infant’s life — meaning no food or drink other than breast milk. Of course, this is easier said than done, particularly when you leave the privacy of your home.

Travel Mysteries

I have written several posts about traveling with kids and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Lately I’ve been travelling alone for some work functions and conferences. Not having to wrangle kids has given me the opportunity to notice some of the other things going on in the travel world. In short, it has opened my eyes to some very annoying things going on at airports everywhere.

Top 5 Trend Traps

Shhh… Listen! Do You Hear the Sound of these Top 5 Trend Traps?

It’s that time of year again when we parents are a prime marketing demographic target, our children are too! Together we are seduced by television commercials, internet advertising, glossy toy catalogues, enticing in-store displays, festive jingles, extravagant light displays and visits with Santa.

family adoption

Adoption Awareness Month – What Not to Say

I don’t have any personal experience with adoption. Although we entertained the thought of adopting a child a couple of years ago, the process of the particular adoption we were seeking was impossible because of international laws.

Disability or Not: Why You Don’t Want to Raise a Spoiled Kid

Disability or Not: Why You Don’t Want to Raise a Spoiled Kid

My cousin has two little girls, both with unique needs. One was born with spina bfida and because she uses a wheelchair, has a visible disability. The other daughter has a special need that’s not visible – Type 1 Diabetes. So, in other words, my cousin is a very busy mother!

Trick or Treating

Can You Be Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

Halloween is upon us and one of the common complaints you hear about this holiday is that some trick-or-treaters are too old to be knocking on doors looking for goodies. To this, I say: Get over it. I have to admit, I have a long history of being afraid of teenagers.

Back to School. Back to Activities.

Those hazy, lazy days of summer are coming to an end. Along with the chaos that back to school season brings, I know in my busy house I also have to think about all the kids returning to their activities.

children's sleeping patterns

The Sleeping Patterns of Latter Born Children

We all remember bringing home that first baby and making sure the entire house and anyone in it was perfectly silent as the baby slept. We put notes on the front door telling people not to knock, we turned phone ringers off and then spoke in hushed tones, if we even spoke at all.

Struggling with Bed-Wetting

I was recently invited to an event hosted by the folks from GoodNites to have a bigger conversation around bed-wetting. It’s actually a topic that really interests me because I had a kid who really struggled with this – and I mean well into puberty.

Things I Learned on my Family Holiday

10 Things I Learned On My Family Vacation

I recently surprised my 6-pack of kiddos with the announcement that our family was going to go on an all-inclusive beach vacation. I explained that they better enjoy and appreciate it because it would be the first and last vacation of this type on my dime.

Sibling Day

Do You Have Siblings and Are They Worth Celebrating?

Last week the internet celebrated National Sibling Day. I think it was primarily an online celebration, because my social feeds were full of childhood pre-digital photos of groups of siblings in 70s bellbottoms and bad haircuts.

Lessons From a Hockey Mom

Another season is wrapping up and it appears our family has survived a winter with six kids in hockey. More importantly, the parents have survived six kids in

Benefits of Baby Signing

Singing is Good for Both Baby and You!

Wonder why you love singing to you baby so much? There are lots of reasons why your baby responds so positively. As well, there are reasons why you love

When to hire a sleep consultant

Sleep Matters

You probably don’t need a sleep consultant to tell you how important a good night’s rest is. Just skip a few hours of the good stuff and your brain-turned-mush will do a fine job reprimanding you for not giving your body the sleep it deserves. But did you know that the consequences of sleep deprivation go far beyond physical exhaustion?

Teaching children to organise

Teach Your Child to Organize

Many parents lament the fact that their child is messy, but rather than accept it, you can take some steps to change it! Tidiness and organization are habits that

Tips for Healthy Shopping

Spring Clean Your Grocery List – 20 Healthy Buys

There is an interesting correlation between what we buy at the grocery store and what we eat. It turns out if we buy bags of cookies and bottles of fruit punch, that is what we will ultimately find to eat and drink when hunger and thirst hits.

pregnant mom

Top Baby Names in Canada of 2017

Finding the perfect baby name can be a fun but stressful to-do item during your pregnancy. Every year, BabyCenter Canada collects thousands of names from it’s registered users. These

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Top Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

All new mothers want to do what’s best for their child. According to the experts this means breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of an infant’s life — meaning no food or drink other than breast milk. Of course, this is easier said than done, particularly when you leave the privacy of your home.

Travel Mysteries

I have written several posts about traveling with kids and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Lately I’ve been travelling alone for some work functions and conferences. Not having to wrangle kids has given me the opportunity to notice some of the other things going on in the travel world. In short, it has opened my eyes to some very annoying things going on at airports everywhere.

Top 5 Trend Traps

Shhh… Listen! Do You Hear the Sound of these Top 5 Trend Traps?

It’s that time of year again when we parents are a prime marketing demographic target, our children are too! Together we are seduced by television commercials, internet advertising, glossy toy catalogues, enticing in-store displays, festive jingles, extravagant light displays and visits with Santa.

family adoption

Adoption Awareness Month – What Not to Say

I don’t have any personal experience with adoption. Although we entertained the thought of adopting a child a couple of years ago, the process of the particular adoption we were seeking was impossible because of international laws.

Disability or Not: Why You Don’t Want to Raise a Spoiled Kid

Disability or Not: Why You Don’t Want to Raise a Spoiled Kid

My cousin has two little girls, both with unique needs. One was born with spina bfida and because she uses a wheelchair, has a visible disability. The other daughter has a special need that’s not visible – Type 1 Diabetes. So, in other words, my cousin is a very busy mother!

Trick or Treating

Can You Be Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

Halloween is upon us and one of the common complaints you hear about this holiday is that some trick-or-treaters are too old to be knocking on doors looking for goodies. To this, I say: Get over it. I have to admit, I have a long history of being afraid of teenagers.

Back to School. Back to Activities.

Those hazy, lazy days of summer are coming to an end. Along with the chaos that back to school season brings, I know in my busy house I also have to think about all the kids returning to their activities.

children's sleeping patterns

The Sleeping Patterns of Latter Born Children

We all remember bringing home that first baby and making sure the entire house and anyone in it was perfectly silent as the baby slept. We put notes on the front door telling people not to knock, we turned phone ringers off and then spoke in hushed tones, if we even spoke at all.

Struggling with Bed-Wetting

I was recently invited to an event hosted by the folks from GoodNites to have a bigger conversation around bed-wetting. It’s actually a topic that really interests me because I had a kid who really struggled with this – and I mean well into puberty.

Things I Learned on my Family Holiday

10 Things I Learned On My Family Vacation

I recently surprised my 6-pack of kiddos with the announcement that our family was going to go on an all-inclusive beach vacation. I explained that they better enjoy and appreciate it because it would be the first and last vacation of this type on my dime.

Sibling Day

Do You Have Siblings and Are They Worth Celebrating?

Last week the internet celebrated National Sibling Day. I think it was primarily an online celebration, because my social feeds were full of childhood pre-digital photos of groups of siblings in 70s bellbottoms and bad haircuts.

Lessons From a Hockey Mom

Another season is wrapping up and it appears our family has survived a winter with six kids in hockey. More importantly, the parents have survived six kids in hockey.

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