Confession Time: Some People are Jerks

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about jerks. Sometimes the behaviour of others has nothing to do with you (or your child). […]

Confession Time: What’s Wrong with Thank You

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about thank you. I sometimes feel like I’m in the minority when it comes to expecting kids to use these words of their own accord. […]

November 13th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

CLIF Bars for Urban Adventure Kids

We may not be big into traditional sports but we like a little adventure when we travel. An urban adventure also calls for energy especially where kids are concerned. […]

Kids Book Review: Down Here

Down Here Fitzhenry & Whiteside By Valerie Sherrard, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant 32 pages age 5-8 […]

Vlog 010 – Parenting Kids for the Next Stage

As a parent you’ve probably encountered the outside world’s view of your kids. This sense where their actions move from cute and childlike to not acceptable. Kids are often the target but sometimes I believe it is the parents who are responsible. That’s my thoughts on this week’s vlog. […]

Cooking with Kids and Chef’s Plate

No surprise there are many benefits to kids learning to cook. Along with it being a skill they will carry with them through life, being part of the food preparation process can open a child’s mind to different dishes and lead to less food battles. That’s what I had in mind when Chef’s Plate approached me to try their service. It would provide the perfect opportunity to get my kids excited about food and cooking (beyond making cupcakes and pizza). […]

My Style. 40 Texting Terms Your Teen is Using

“Text language” or txt-speak has become more and more popular. People are coming up with what seems like a million abbreviations a day. It doesn’t help you, parent, if your son or daughter keeps using them and you don’t know what they mean. To help you out I compiled a list of abbreviations (or short cuts) so you will now be able to decode messages on social media or text.  […]

New York City and Melissa & Doug at Toy Fair

Imagine being presented with an opportunity to work with a brand you love. That was the position I was in when Melissa & Doug asked me to contribute to their Playtime Press blog just over two years ago. I’m excited to say this role is changing (more to come) and to kick things off, I was invited down to meet THE Melissa & Doug at Toy Fair in New York City. […]

Vlog 007: Grief and Guilt

Last week we received some terrible news. A close family member passed away and this week’s vlog talks about dealing with grief as well as the accompanying guilt.  […]

December 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Vlog 006: Social Media and Parenting

This week we’ve been talking body image, marketing and social media at our house so Eseena O’Neill’s video was a perfect fit. No surprise many people are talking about the video but instead of looking at it as a comment on our social media usage, I thought of it from a parenting side. More on this week’s vlog. […]