Lifestyle


Motherhood: a never-ending waiting game Family / Lifestyle

If patience is a virtue, then moms must be the most virtuous people on the planet. We are rewarded somewhat for our patience on Mother’s Day, when our children are (supposedly) thanking us for everything we’ve done during the previous year with a bit of burnt toast, lukewarm coffee and a wilted flower. And we love it. They thank us for being “THE WORLD’S BEST...

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Spring Cleaning Is Easy…Getting The Kids To Part With Their Treasures Is Tough Family / Lifestyle / Parents Canada

You’re all set to go. You’ve got boxes for sorting “Keep” or “Release” because the kids have outgrown so many things in the past few years and you’re feeling swamped from all of the clutter. It’s Spring Cleaning Time, after all. But as you dig into that cupboard and pull out a barely used toy, it’s like a radar signal goes off in their bedrooms,...

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A Bear-ly Cold Canadian Winter Family / Lifestyle / Travel / Wild Life

February 27th is Polar Bear Awareness Day “There’s no such thing as too cold. There’s only not dressing warmly enough.” As skiers, with this cold Canadian winter upon us, this is one of our mantras. We don’t let sub zero temperatures and icy winds stop us from getting out on the ski slopes as often as we can. If you’re planning on skiing in super...

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It’s Called NetWORK For A Reason Huffington Post / Lifestyle / Publications

“I’ll just text them.” The key word in this sentence is the word “just.” Texting is a terrific way for your tween to ask you for a ride from a friend’s house, for a teen to chat with their BFFs, or for parents to arrange who is getting the milk on the way home from work. It’s become the most basic form of communication, as...

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Kathy Buckworth has your kid’s summer skills hack Family / Lifestyle / Post City / Publications

“School’s out!” As the kids throw their notebooks and textbooks in the air, ready for a summer of sun and relaxation, it can be worrisome for parents, concerned that their  kids’ reading and writing skills will suffer during the two months they are out of the classroom. But summer is a great time to introduce the fun side of playing with words and escaping into...

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If You’re Always Late, You’re Gonna Get Hate Huffington Post / Lifestyle

“I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!” said the White Rabbit in the children’s classic Alice in Wonderland. We can all picture the scurrying rabbit, holding his pocket watch, checking it frantically and zipping past Alice on his way to, obviously, a very important date. This is precisely the way I feel, should I find myself uncharacteristically running late. Frantic. Even if I...

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