Tag: parenting

Do Less, Be More

| August 8, 2016 | 7 Comments
Do Less, Be More

    Thanks to the Ottawa Mommy Club, I was one of the lucky ones to attend the pre-screening for the movie Bad Moms this week. Even though the story was laced with tons of humor, the message I came out with was, do less, be more. We are busy, really busy. We are working […]

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A Ladies’ Night to Remember with #BadMoms ~ Movie Review!

| August 3, 2016 | 6 Comments
A Ladies’ Night to Remember with #BadMoms ~ Movie Review!

What is a “bad mom?” There are so many different parenting styles, it really hard to judge what makes a good mom from a bad one. The makers of The Hangover series decided to tackle this theme in their film Bad Moms. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to have attended a […]

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10 Tips To Make Children Use Internet Properly!

| July 12, 2016 | 14 Comments
10 Tips To Make Children Use Internet Properly!

To educate is to show, teach, instruct, prepare, not hide or blot out. A good education builds trust and respect; otherwise, without guidance and clear boundaries, only suspicions are created in the familiar environment. In this case, I mean the access of children to Internet, an issue that worries many parents and, in many cases, we do not know how to control it because […]

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How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

| June 14, 2016 | 14 Comments
How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children Do you want to have happy children? For your child to live a life filled with joy, meaning, health and purpose? Who doesn’t want that for their kids?! What about for yourself? Here is the twist about parenting – in order for our children to live a life […]

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Raising Confident Daughters

| December 16, 2014 | 16 Comments
Raising Confident Daughters

Raising Confident Daughters I believe that confidence is a great quality to have, but we do not all show it in the same way or know how to show our confidence in the same manner. Often, confidence is something that parents have to help their children find within themselves. This becomes more apparent when our […]

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Tween and Teenage Girls’ Mood Swings: 5 Tips for Parents

| September 25, 2014 | 14 Comments
Tween and Teenage Girls’ Mood Swings: 5 Tips for Parents

Tween and Teenage Girls’ Mood Swings: 5 Tips for Parents I am one of those lucky moms that her daughter is not a drama queen nor did she have too many mood swings during puberty. She is just like me at her age, but don’t tell her that! Don’t ask me why this part of puberty did not faze the […]

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The Family Planning Flip-Flop

| May 26, 2014 | 6 Comments
The Family Planning Flip-Flop

Princeton Mom’s latest letter has left me flip-flopping between full-on Hulk-smash-rage and anxiously rushing out to find Mr. He Just May Be The One so I can get a bun in the oven before my next birthday.  Just kidding, Mom! No babies up in this belly. But, seriously. If you haven’t read it already, you can […]

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Happy Kids, Happy Vacation Travel – Tips and Tricks

| March 4, 2014 | 11 Comments
Happy Kids, Happy Vacation Travel – Tips and Tricks

With March Break around the corner you may be getting ready to take a trip to the sunny South or a road trip to Gramma’s house. However long your vacation travel is, you’re going to need to be ready to keep your kiddies occupied and happy for the journey. Here are a few tips and […]

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Watch Where You Step… Toilet Training In Progress

| December 12, 2013 | 5 Comments
Watch Where You Step… Toilet Training In Progress

Watch Where You Step… Toilet Training In Progress My daughter pooed on the carpet at our house this week. That’s right. I said my daughter. Not the family puppy. We don’t have one. It was my kid that needed to be “housebroken”. Watch Where You Step… Toilet Training In Progress at our house!     […]

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Review: Soul of Discipline lecture with Kim John Payne

| November 14, 2013 | 5 Comments
Review: Soul of Discipline lecture with Kim John Payne

I was blessed with the task to attend and review a lecture By Kim John Payne. He is the author of ‘Simplicity Parenting’ and a collaborator in many other books along the lines of simplicity and parenting. I was excited to attend his lecture, as his book is one that I have read cover to […]

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Following your Mommy Intuition

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Following your Mommy Intuition

N’s father and I both moved into separate places in the east end of Ottawa about a month and a half ago. In the matter of one weekend, poor N had two new homes, plus a new daycare. That sure is a lot of change for a little two year old to deal with all […]

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Dealing with Job Loss

| October 7, 2013 | 3 Comments
Dealing with Job Loss

It’s been one month since my husband was laid off from his well-paying software engineering job. I happened to be working from home the day he was laid off. It was an interesting sight to see my husband walk into our house at 10 a.m. and silently unload a trunk full of boxes. He had […]

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Teaching Your Children To Stand Up For Themselves

| June 27, 2013 | 3 Comments
Teaching Your Children To Stand Up For Themselves

One of my biggest challenges as a single Mother since 2002 has been teaching my two daughters to be strong, confident and proud of themselves. I feel I have been encouraging, supportive, and positive and yet both my 10 year old Grace and 14 year old Sydney have experienced poor self esteem. I believe we […]

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Book Review: Everybody has Everything by Katrina Onstad

| June 20, 2013 | 4 Comments
Book Review: Everybody has Everything by Katrina Onstad

Struggling with infertility is not easy. Coming to terms with the fact that you will never have your own biological child is devastating. But what if, when settling into your child-less life, you are suddenly given a toddler? That’s exactly what happens to Ana and James in the novel Everybody has Everything. After a car […]

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What Would You Do

| May 5, 2013 | 13 Comments
What Would You Do

What would you do if you heard an adult tell a 4 year old child that they would always be ugly and that no one would ever love them? What would you do if you saw an older kid push a grade one student in front of a car? What would you do if you […]

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Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

| May 3, 2013 | 8 Comments
Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

I expected to experience postpartum depression when my babies were born given my history of depression. I wasn’t expecting, however, how different it would be compared to my “normal” depression. My depressive episodes come on slowly over time, they are insidious. My postpartum depression arrived suddenly and with unexpected intensity. It was rather like being […]

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Kindergarten

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kindergarten

It’s mid winter and I’m dreaming of warm weather and sand between my toes. In reality I’m lugging the kids to playgroup and the library trying to keep my sanity during the long, cold days. On one such outing I drove past an elementary school. In front was a sign that advertised kindergarten registration. In […]

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