It's Father's Day today. A day that is (sometimes) if not even often overlooked. Like all little girls growing up, my father was my hero. He was my knight in shining armor. When he said something, I listened. I compared all boys to him. The one who I felt could do no wrong. I think we all do that, put our daddy's on pedestals. And of course, I learned years later he was only … [Read more...] about 40 Things My Father Taught Me Growing Up That I Will Never Forget #happyfathersday
Mental health officials are calling it irresponsible. Schools are warning teens not to watch it. Even Paris Jackson struck out on Instagram saying it's a trigger and can put you in a dark place. So what is everyone talking about? They're talking about Netflix Original Series "13 Reasons Why" a story that revolves around the suicide of a 17-year-old … [Read more...] about How Netflix Is Handling Teen Hit Drama 13 Reasons Why Responsibly #StreamTeam
I remember as a kid growing up my dad getting down on the floor to play with me. I also remember one of the first girl toys my dad put together to play with me was Barbie's First Camper. I loved that thing. It had everything I ever wanted. A place for Barbie to sleep. A place for her to dress, and even cook. A portable house on wheels. It was great! … [Read more...] about A Challenge For All Dads Who Play Barbie #DADSWHOPLAYBARBIE
Spring Break is coming which means many families at this time are planning their vacations, and can't wait to lay in the sun somewhere tropical or ski the snowy hills while nestling fireside in a cabin. But for some families, this no-school holiday means coming up with ideas so the kids aren't bored, and if you're on a budget it's that task can be even harder. So here is how … [Read more...] about How To Prepare For Spring Break When You’re on A Budget And Can’t Travel
How much do you know about the disability tax credit? I know that when my youngest son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 15 months old, I had no clue what the disability tax credit was, or what it was used for after my doctor suggested it. There were forms to fill out (of course) and it became extremely overwhelming. I had very little information regarding … [Read more...] about Preparing For the New Year Applying For The Disability Tax Credit For Your Child
Do you remember any lies your parents told you when you were a kid? I do. Some were downright awful things. Like the boogeyman under the bed. And omg, don't even get me started on my irrational fear of the tooth-fairy. Some winged creature that steals into my room at night, while I'm sleeping mind you only to take my tooth and replace it with money so I can buy candy? What … [Read more...] about Why Honesty in Parenting is Important: Do You Lie To Your Kids?
It's hard to believe September is almost over and the kids have been back to school for almost a month now. One of the things I miss most about summertime is spending time together as a family. So we make it habit on weekends to have some quality time together by either camping out or playing boards, mixed with some fab movies on Netflix. … [Read more...] about Heads Up + Netflix Makes Family Movie Night Tons of Fun
Church & Dwight Brand Publisher Back to school is almost here. Summer is gone and soon it's back to reality for both parents and kids as we get into a routine. But are parents really happy the kids are going back? Well, sure we are. Except for a few drawbacks that is of course. Laundry Ahhhh it happens. You catch up and then you … [Read more...] about Forget kids! What parents are not looking forward to for back to school! #ChurchAndDwight
The battle of the choices between baby slings vs baby strollers which one should you get for your baby is raging on. As a first time mother the choice can be difficult to make. Some parents prefer a stroller over a sling and won't compromise. While others love the snuggle on a regular basis. So here are some points to help you choose what is best for you and … [Read more...] about Slings vs Strollers: Which One Should You Get For Your Baby?
There is that moment you catch you breath as a parent. You blink and it's over before you know it. Singer Nicole Nordeman's song 'Slow Down' becomes parents anthem around the world. Take and listen and you'll see why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clcNB_EUao8 As a mom of boys, one graduating this year - crack out the tissues. I can relate wholeheartedly to this … [Read more...] about Nichole Nordeman Song Slow Down Becomes Parents Anthem Around The World
Church & Dwight Brand Publisher Summer freedom is something every child looks forward to, but not always the parents. Juggling kids, carpooling to camp, household chores with tiny feet in tow can be overwhelming. There are however simple ways to manage summer chaos. Use the time while the kids are outside to catch up on laundry. It piles up quick, … [Read more...] about Simple Ways To Manage Summer Chaos
Church & Dwight Brand Publisher Starting a family and having children is something many couples dream of. But the reality is that for many the dream of conceiving a child doesn't always happen as they would expect it to. And here in Canada, fertility issues are on higher than they have ever been in the past several decades. One in six Canadian families will … [Read more...] about Infertility Awareness Tips for a ‘Fertile’ Future #ChurchAndDwight
It's Mother's Day! The day mother's around the world get to celebrate all the hard work we do all year long and the joyous, wonderful upbringing of those little or big humans we call our children. But what does being a mom really mean? Of course it means being a leader, a friend, a confidant, a listener, a guidance instructor, a wiper of the boogers and boo-boo's for little … [Read more...] about Happy Mother’s Day: The Meaning of Motherhood
Lately we've been faced with the dilemma of buying our youngest son a cellphone. Purchasing a smartphone for your child can open up a world of convenience, but it can also cause trouble if you and your child are not prepared. I think it's important as parents you create Cellphone Guidelines for your child before you hand over the phone. This can be in terms of a user … [Read more...] about Creating Cellphone Guidelines for Your Child
Our family doesn't get together as often as we'd like, but when we do we make sure to spend time together in a memorable way. Growing up, I remember we'd get together for family reunion camping trips. Scores of relatives would come and meet from different provinces to reunite and share memories while having fun. Whether it's singing songs around the bonfire, catching up with … [Read more...] about How to Plan a Family Reunion Camping Adventure