Teenager

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, […]

Parenting

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 […]

Toddlers

How Babyproofing A House is Different When You Have Twins

Babyproofing, like parenting, it’s one of those things that sounds easy in theory but proves to be a little harder in practice. It’s not so much the act of creating safer spaces that is difficult but rather the realisation that danger lurks around nearly every corner when you have little ones. Once your baby is […]

Parenting

Schedule-Free Summers Aren’t Realistic For Working Mums

Every year around this time, the Internet explodes with articles encouraging families to toss their virtual agendas and let kids enjoy a schedule-free summer. These posts wax on about how special it was to grow up in the eighties and nineties without the modern pressure we have to over-excel. With babies enrolling in gymnastics classes […]

Parenting

Four Common First-Time Mum Mistakes To Avoid

New mums make many similar mistakes when it comes to new motherhood. It’s no wonder why—life as a new mum is hard work and comes with a steep learning curve. Luckily, we are here to help you avoid some of the biggest pitfalls. Here are four common first-time mum mistakes you should avoid. Not sleeping […]

Tips and Tricks

Five Ways To Teach Young Kids Responsibility

Teaching young kids responsibility is easier in theory than in practice. However, while raising responsible children takes some figuring out, it’s not impossible. So how do we raise our kids to take responsibility for their choices and their impact on the world? Here’s what you need to teach your kid about tasks, consequences, investing, accomplishments and […]

Pregnancy

How to Manage Your First Trimester of Pregnancy At Work

The first trimester of pregnancy can be marked by several unpleasant physical changes: nausea, vomiting, and fatigue to name a few. Sure, some women experience little to no symptoms during this time, but many others struggle. Navigating the first trimester at work can be a challenge. When you feel perpetually ill and exhausted, it can […]

Health

7 Tips For The Busy Mum Training For A Half-Marathon

When you’re a busy mum, it can be difficult to keep up with some of your favourite hobbies and goals. This is especially true for activities that require a time commitment—like training for a half-marathon. Most half-marathon training programs offer twelve- or sixteen-week plans. During that time, runners typically run anywhere between three to six […]

Your Health

Here’s What I Learned From Following the Whole30

This past December, I decided to try the Whole30 plan. I had first heard of the program years ago, but never seriously considered trying it. I’ve always cared about health and fitness and since my late teens, I’ve worked out consistently five to six days per week (with occasional mandatory hiatuses like during my twin […]