Get Your Own Damn Breakfast, Kids

Every weekday morning in our house, the alarm clock goes off at 6:30 a.m. My husband and I groan. We push snooze. Our two kids, ages 4 and 7, come pattering into our room. They climb into bed with us, and we all snuggle squished together like cosy sardines in a can. But there’s school, […]


10 Summer Crafts To Keep Tweens Out of Trouble

It’s that time of year again… when the words “I’m bored” start being uttered over and over again on those lazy, hot summer afternoons. Just because the kids are heading into their teens doesn’t mean they don’t still need some help brainstorming activity ideas. Today I’m sharing colourful crafts for tweens that are perfect for […]


How and Why You Should Stop Yelling At Your Kids

Getty Images “Stop teasing your sister!” bellowed Mary. It was a typical Monday morning and Mary was preparing breakfast for her kids when the youngest came marching into the kitchen crying. She told her mum she wanted to wear her tutu instead of her jeans and refused to eat her pancakes until she was given […]


Stand Back Terrible Twos: A Threenager is the Real Terror

From the time we mention we’re interested in possibly starting a family sometime soon, we’re warned about the terrible twos. “Enjoy that sweet baby now, because the toddler years are around the corner”. No one tells us that behind the so-called “terrible twos”, the real monster is lurking. The threes. The truth is, the threes […]


Holiday Juggle Struggle: Celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah

In my family, the holiday juggle struggle is real. We celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, but that’s only half the story. Because those two holidays don’t take into account the fact that my husband, me and our two kids live hours away from both my parents and my husband’s parents. The words “Christmas” and “Hanukkah” […]


Gift Guide for Siblings

Parents know that shopping for one gift to share between siblings only makes sense, since they’ll probably end up trying to steal one another’s presents, anyway. This holiday gift guide will help you choose just the right thing for kids of a variety of ages and interests, from classic favourites with a twist to new […]


12 Cool STEM Projects To Exercise Your Kid’s Brain This Summer

If your kids are like mine, they’re so ready for the first week of summer.  But by week 2, boredom has already set in and they start fighting and begging for screen time.. And every year I vow to be more organised about our summer activities before this happens, but I’m juggling working from home, […]