summer child

    How resilient is your child?  If you had to rate them on a scale of 1-10 in resilience, what would you say? The answer is difficult to pin down, because resilience is different for every single person.  What knocks one child to the ground is vastly different to the next child.  Even with


    Sometimes, as adults, we get into this mode of DO, DO, DO! We race around, getting things done and making sure all the “T’s” are crossed and the “I’s” are dotted. In the mix of all that busy-ness, we make a very silly mistake with our kids. We forget to be silly! We


    As time passes, we find that we are more and more disconnected from our communities and our cities.  Many of us don’t know our neighbour next door and most of us would be hard pressed to name a family we know on our block or our community.  As we become more and more


      The summer travel season is only a few short weeks away.  Families will pack the cars and campers with gear and head out to see this great land. Along the way….thousands of families will have THIS moment… *colorful language warning, put on your headphones if little one’s are near!   My family

10 Hacks for Exhausted Parents

Thursday, 10 April 2014

    Sleepless nights. Compacted weekends. Rushing to activities. Racing around in a car.   Can you relate?   Parents have millions and millions of things on their TO DO list and very little on their DON’T list. Here are 10 Super Simple Parenting Hacks that can take some pressure off of you! 1.  Finger

    Is your kid a crazy kid?  Do they have their own fashion sense?  Their own quirks and funny sayings? Encouraging our kids to be individuals can be a scary thing!  I follow many parents who encourage their kids to be exactly who they are.  One of my favorites is Erin Vest.  Better known

  The world of the internet is an amazing doorway to information at your fingertips 24/7 365 days a year.  You can find a recipe for Red Velvet cupcakes at 4 am.  You can find a Harvard study on the impact of Social Media on bullying at 3 pm on a Monday afternoon.  We have

  Are we sending our kids out into the world with next to zero skill to actually get along well in life without a parent present?  I see kids struggling to add up totals to pay for products.  I see kids munching on endless bags of chips and wearing the same clothes for a week.

  As our children come up to milestones in their learning we see more and more resistance to homework and assignments. You may be a lucky parent and have a child that willingly sits at the dining room table or desk and digs right into their homework.  Most kids negotiate and try to push it

Are you giving your child permission to be  Mediocre? Day in and day out, we strive to get our kids on track.   Education and school success.  We enroll them in extra curricular activities to help them grow and gain skills.  We try to watch healthy tv shows and movies.  We go to parent teacher