Parenting
back pain

14 Reasons My Back Hurts Today

If there’s one thing we parents say more than anything it’s, “WOW my back hurts today.” No matter how spritely we were before building a family, having small humans that need or want carrying and the fact that we are getting older every single day takes its toll on the long, rickety vertebrae puzzle behind […]

drinking

Aren’t We All Better Than Wine-Themed T-Shirts?

Photo Credit: Groupon I’ve been a championship shopper since 8th grade. My best friend and I would be dropped off at the mall on Saturday, while her mum worked at Sears. Yes, Sears. That’s how long ago I was in 8th grade. We’d swing by 5-7-9, Gap, and Delia’s. Told ya I was old. We’d […]

Apps

TikTok: What Is It And Why Is It So Popular?

If you’re a mum of a teen or tween reading this, you’ve probably heard of TikTok, the video app popular with kids today. By kids, I of course mean Gen Z—the cohort of folks born after millennials and the age group into which most of today’s teens and tweens fall. If you’ve heard of TikTok, […]

career

Lessons I Learned From My Stay-at-Home Dad

While we still have a long way to go with gender equality, men are shouldering more of the domestic burden — and spending more time parenting — than any generation before them. American women are making gains in job and wage-earning opportunities which has a lot to do with the large increase of SAHDs today. We are […]

21 Things

21 Things I Definitely Do Not Recall Putting in My Handbag

Graduating from functional nappy bags to their way-cuter cousin the handbag has a way of making mums feel like they’ve successfully leveled-up in parenting. You can finally step up style-wise, getting around with the bare necessities in something fashionable instead of a fugly, many-pocketed beast bursting with sherpa-level just-in-casies. You think you’re finally free, finally […]

Back To School

The Ten Mums You’ll Meet at School This Year

It’s that time of year again. School is in session, fall is on the horizon, and a crisp sense of possibility permeates the air. It’s not just the scent of pumpkin spice and school supplies—it’s the promise of new opportunity. There are new teachers and new classmates. New rules, and, yes, new mums you’ll encounter […]

Parenting

We Need to Stop Mum Shaming Celebrities

Chrissy Teigen was again under fire recently, after posting an adorable video of her son Miles learning how to walk. Now, a reasonable person might think, what could people possibly find wrong with a tender video like this? Well, if there’s anything that can be gleaned from the comments section of a post about celebrity […]