Confession Time: Go The F#@k to Sleep

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about the dreaded bedtime routine. Everyone says enjoy this stage because when it’s over you’ll miss it. I’m not sure that is completely true. […]

October 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A New Way to Dry and Style Your Hair

I don’t talk about many beauty products but if it’s a device that’s going to make a mom’s life a little easier I’ll be sharing. The morning is my most time crunched time, even more so since heading back into the office to work. When I heard about the Revlon One-Step Ionic Hair Dryer and Styler I was eager to put it to the test. […]

What Happened to Our Evening Routine?

When the kids were little we had a well-established routine of bath, brooks, and bedtime snuggles. As the kids have grown a little older this routine has changed, and I don’t think I like it. […]

Kids Book Review. Yeti Turn Out the Light

Yeti, Turn Out the Light!Chronicle Books / Raincoast Booksage 3-5by Greg Long and Chris Edmundson. illustrations by Wednesday KirwanA GAMAGO bedtime story32 pages […]

September 19th, 2013|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Get into a Fitness Routine

Your habits are with you for a lifetime.  The good and the bad.  Making changes and developing new behaviours takes time.  If you love wine and are told you can NEVER have wine again, you will probably hit the bottle hard out of resentment.  If you have never exercised and you try to exercise 6 days a week for 60 minutes a day, you are going to give it up.    […]

February 18th, 2011|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lifehacks: Start the Day off Blank

As moms, we hear, read and give millions of pieces of advice. The most steadfast, the truest, longest-spoken words of wisdom seem to be ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ and ‘find a bedtime routine that works, and don’t deviate, if you want your children to sleep like babies’. But these sayings aren’t totally true or transparent. While breakfast might be an important meal, it’s not necessarily the important – we assume it is because it’s breaking the night-time long fast (get it, break-fast?), and even more so, it was likely coined as such to influence people to eat upon waking, and to send their kids to school with bellies full of nutritious food, staving off tiredness and leaving them alert, but not hyperactive. […]

Managing After-School Activities

Kids sure do a lot of stuff these days. Gone are those of coming home from school to a plate of cookies and a glass of milk, then running outside to play until Mom calls you in for dinner and homework. Now, there sports teams, music lessons, dance classes, art, music lessons and so on. It’s exhausting just thinking of it, isn’t it? And you’re about to become chauffeur and ring master for all. […]

How Stay At Home Moms Can Stay In Shape

Having children is hard work! Kids are draining, both emotionally and physically. They take a toll on your body and your health. Moms are notorious about putting their own needs on the bottom of the list of family priorities, often to their own detriment. Luckily, being a stay at home mom doesn’t mean that you can’t stay in shape. […]

Morning Routine

By: Vered DeLeeuw Mornings can be hectic, especially when you have school-age kids. A morning routine can help. I am not going to pretend that my family is in a constant state of morning bliss now that we have a morning routine – far from it! BUT the crazy, desperate mornings of frantically dressing, brushing teeth, packing lunches and sending the kids out the door – always a few minutes too late and practically kicking them out – are over. I now get to send my kids off to school properly – with a smile, a hug and a kiss. […]