Tag Archives: Parenting

10 Things to do Differently this Back to School Year

If you’re like me you consider September the true start of a “new year.” Fresh beginnings and the feeling of promise and possibility make it the perfect time to press reset on bad habits and establish good ones. That’s why we’re doing things a little differently this year. By making a few changes to our […]

The Secret to Raising Kids Who Like Bedtime

At any other time of day, notions like reading, cuddling with a favourite stuffy, and snuggling with mom and dad, are likely high on your child’s list of Top 10 Most Fantastic Things to Do. But, attach any of these ideas to the dreaded “B” word, and you’ve just entered a whole other realm of […]

Helping your Teen Transition to High School

The first day of high school can be a flurry of emotions for your kids. New school. New experiences. And new freedom to gain. It’s both exciting and frightening. If you have a teen with first-day jitters at home, here are a few ways you can help them prepare for a smooth start to school. […]

2 Weeks of School Lunch Ideas

I’m a feeder by nature. When my family eats a healthy, nutritious meal, I’m at my happiest. When my children were younger, before school began, I had meals planned out from breakfast, to snacks, to lunch, to dinner. I knew exactly what they were eating when they were home. Once school started, I struggled with […]

How to Help Your Toddler Adjust to a New Sibling

Along with the usual feelings of anticipation and joy, anxiety and worry are extremely common emotions found among parents who are expecting their second child. Parents worry that their first child is going to feel abandoned by them, displaced by the baby, or angry at having to share his/her parents’ attention and affection for the […]

How To Make Friends and Influence People (When You’re Nine)

I’m not sure if you know this or not, but my children are perfect. They never do anything wrong. They always say share, say please and thank you and they include everyone in everything all the time. They also get straight A’s and poop rainbows. Okay, fine. My kids are NOT perfect. They can be […]