Parenting

5 Kinds of Day Out That Moms AND Kids Will Enjoy

When the days are getting longer, brighter, and warmer, it is an excellent time to start going out more with your kids and making...

Evey discovers Maplelea Girls & teaches me about assumptions

I have always sworn I would not live vicariously through the kids but when Evey saw friends Maplelea Girl doll and told me she...

14 Ways to Win the Vegetable Wars #HowTo

There is no magic formula to changing unhealthy eating habits. Most children (and us parents!) slide into them over time, and it is better...

The Realities Of Divorce: What NOT To Do If Your Child...

Divorce is one of the most difficult situations you'll ever have to face. When children are involved, however, an already complicated experience...

How To Help Your Child With #BacktoSchool Anxiety

Back to school is exciting, fun, and very nerve-wracking for many kids. Children, especially younger ones or those with developmental or health issues, often...

Second Strain of Flu Shows Kids Aren’t Out of Danger Quite...

Since spring's arrival, you might have assumed your family was past the point of a flu diagnosis. But according to the CDC, you shouldn't...

How to Find the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Child

Each summer, kids all around the world attend summer camp. With there being a camp for almost every interest, activity, or sport, there's really...

Which Toys Will Actually Benefit Your Child’s Development?

According to British research, the average 10-year-old owns approximately 238 toys (though they play with only 12 on a daily basis). It's easy to...

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...

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...

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...

How to Stay Sane and Productive as a Work-From-Home Mom

Being a parent is a tough enough job as it is. But when you throw work into the mix -- and have...

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...

Increase Your Fertility This Season With These 3 Summer Health Tips

Fertility starts to decline for women from about the age of 30, dropping down more steeply from the age of 35. If you're trying...

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...

Should You Be Worried About Your Child’s Thumb Sucking?

Many parents grow concerned about their children's thumb-sucking habits. Even though approximately 95% of babies suck their...

Dear Moms: When Did You Last Have Some Serious Me-Time?

Dear Moms, When did you last have some me-time? I'm not talking about the five minutes you had yesterday, sitting on the end of the...

#Backtoschool Driver Safety Tips to Discuss with your Teen

School is about to start again, and that means many teenagers will be on the road. If your teen is one of them, go...

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...

Keeping Kids Safe Around Dogs

Dogs are known around the world as faithful companions, and man's best friend. However, sometimes that friendship goes awry. According to the...

Getting Your Teen Ready For Their First Car

Is your teen ready for their first car? Perhaps they are about to take their license test? Or did...

Get Your Big Kids Organized & Tidy #HowTo

If your teenager or an older child lives at home then, like us, you may find the best thing to do about their room...

Safety Tips To Discuss With Teens #Backtoschool

The sales are over, the school buses are back on the road, and teachers are settling into their classrooms. Our children are catching up...

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

With summer just around the corner, your kids are surely getting excited to go outside and enjoy their time away from school. And while...

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...

Get It Before You Pop – What To Buy Before The...

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

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...

3 Genius Kids Party Ideas That Don’t Include Your House Getting...

The thing about kids' birthday parties is that while they are a lot of fun, they are also a lot of work. After all,...

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...

Twilight Turtle Tunes T3 #Review And Tips For A Calming Bedtime...

When I was first asked if I would like to review the Twilight Turtle Tunes T3, I wasn't sure I was the right person...

Should Your Child Ever Have a Cell Phone?

There's no doubt about it: we are living in a digital world. As adults, we struggle with phone addiction just as much...

#BacktoSchool – Tips For A Healthier School Year

Packing a back-pack the proper way, wearing the right types of clothing to food safety for packed lunches, keeping your kids healthy throughout the...

5 Socialable Activities To Share With Your Kindergartener

Depending on where you live, if your child is four or five years old, you will be sending him...