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“The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don’t have to pay taxes, naturally, no one wants to live any other way.” ― Judith Martin This quote, from Judith Martin, better known as “Miss Manners” exemplifies the best parts of living like a teenager. But when I was a...

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Comedian Kathy Buckworth on surviving the indoors Family / Huffington Post

The family that plays together stays together. At least that’s my reworking of the expression. But as we literally weather one of the coldest winters we’ve had in years, I’m starting to think it’s more like the family that plays together and doesn’t try to lock another family member out in the freezing cold, is the one that survives. With four kids, we do play...

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Parents, Step Back So Your Child Can Solve Their Own Problem Be The Boss / Family / Parents Canada

On a recent media trip to Panorama, B.C., I had the opportunity to interview Kimberly Joines, who competes at the World Cup level on the Canadian Paralympic Ski Team, and who is heading to Sochi, Russia for the Paralympic Winter Games in March, following the Olympic Winter Games in February. Kimberly is a “Sit Skier”, meaning she skis down the hill (at record speed, naturally)...

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Welcome to ‘Be the Boss’ Be The Boss / Family

Welcome to my new column, Be The Boss.  After writing Funny Mummy for over ten years, my focus, and much of yours, I’m sure, has shifted and I’m going to offering advice, humour, and (of course) commentary on how we , as busy moms, can take control of our family, business, and personal lives by acting as smart CEO’s of each of these areas.  I...

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R.I.E. Parenting? I Prefer M.O.M. or D.A.D Be The Boss / Family

Another day, another parenting theory. You know when you hear the words “Currently taking Hollywood parents by storm” that it’s going to be a good one.  And by good I mean one that might involve chewing your child’s food first for them or something like that. This one? It’s based on the book “Baby Knows Best”, a new parenting style, where the babies are not...

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