Up And At ‘Em – Getting Your Teen Out Of Bed

If you are frustrated because you just can’t get your teenagers out of bed then you are most certainly not alone. You may find...

The Truth About Parenting Because #RealFeelsGood

Life as a parent isn't perfect. It's real, it’s unruly, and it isn't always pretty, which has inspired the maker of Catelli pasta to...

The Key To Raising Smart Kids

While it’s true that some kids seem to be born geniuses, others need gentle nudges to help them bloom. Any child can discover a...

7 Great Tips For Staying Sane When Throwing A Kids Birthday Party

You know the feeling -Your kid’s birthday is just around the corner, and you have no idea how many guests to invite, what to...

Teaching Your Teen To Budget

Learning how to properly budget money is essential for everyone. This includes younger kids and teenagers alike. Follow these tips to help your teen...

Help Your Kids Manage Their Healthcare Fears

For the most part, children are fearless little beasts. They jump from the most eye-watering heights, they throw themselves down dangerous slopes, and they go faster...

Get It Before You Pop – What To Buy Before The Baby Gets Here

Some women get the urge to begin 'nesting,' while they are pregnant, others do not feel like doing much of anything.  But even if...

How to Make Chores Fun For Your Kids (Or At Least Slightly Less Of...

In our house if you are old enough to make a mess you are old enough to help clear it up but let's face...

How to Cope When Your Grown Kids Fly the Nest

It may be hard to believe when your pre-schooler is rubbing yogurt into the rug, and your newborn is screaming blue murder, but there...

Raising Grateful Children #HowTo

Instilling a sense of gratitude into a child can certainly be a challenge, but there are many effective ways to achieve this. Children can...

Talking Tough Topics via TV with your Kids – #Streamteam

For as long as I can remember our family has discussed what we have seen on TV and one such occasion has gone down...
My Four Youngest Children

Teaching Our Kids Self Confidence And Respect For Others

Each of us has many labels. Some of them we like, others we don't. Some of my labels are (in no particular order!): Wife Mum Reader Ginger Cook Painter Canadian Some labels...

Parents Of Kids With Special Needs Fail Themselves

Parents of kids with extra challenges are a funny bunch, both funny ha-ha, and funny peculiar; funny ha-ha because – well if you don’t...

Joys of #Autism

Like all parents (well the vast majority anyway) I do, of course, love all of my children. Through the all night screaming (theirs not...

And sometimes #Autism sucks….

Most of the time I can be positive about Autism, and its role in our family, but every now and again Autism sucks. James is...