Tag Archives: Parenting

For the Love of the Grill

Summer wouldn’t be summer without a fiery barbecue. The heat of the grill is what connects us to our cavemen ancestors, lovingly cooking a brontosaurus over open flames. As an experienced yet amateur barbecuer, I would like to share with you some of the pearls of wisdom that I have acquired. Before getting started, I […]

Books For Dad and the Kids Who Make Him Laugh

With Father’s Day on the horizon, many are still searching for family activities and gifts for the Dads in their lives. I recommend celebrating with children’s books that are all about Dad and his biggest fans. There are some very funny pictures books that deliver lots of great entertainment with a side of giggles. While […]

Make Your Own Good Behaviour Jar

My daughter has become a typical “threenager”. Tantrums, defiance, drama…you name it, we’re dealing with it. Lately I’ve been feeling like we need to try something more proactive to encourage better behavior, so I decided to make a “warm fuzzies” behavior jar. The idea of the jar is that when I catch her being good […]

Why I Let My Daughter Try To Eat A Rock

My parents raised me to experiment with my world, which explains why, before I turned 13, I’d colored my jeans orange, lit a rocket indoors and played The Science Game with a fork that had been heating on a burner for roughly half an hour. Result? Insta-blisters. Other result? Learning that fire makes everything … […]