Tag: fatherhood


Make a Deposit to Bank of Dad on Father’s Day Family / Huffington Post

“Bank of Dad” is a well-known and well-used institution in many families, with kids lined up, waiting for allowances, gas money, movie ticket requests and more. This Father’s Day, how about giving dad the gift of saving money, instead of spending it? 1) Gardening: After a long hard winter and a later spring, gardens across Canada have suffered, and many plants will need digging out...

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Who Has a More Satisfying Life: Parents or the Childfree? Family / Huffington Post

If you’re reading my column, chances are, you have kids. You may even be reading this while hiding in your washroom or as a way to avoid eye contact with that overzealous PTA mom across a coffee shop. That’s what people with kids sometimes do, unlike their seemingly carefree childless pals. But while this might make us crazy, are we OK with it? Apparently so....

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How to set a regular, healthy bedtime for your child Family / Metro News

A recent study has concluded that children who get regular sleep perform better in school and have less behavioural problems than those who didn’t have a set bedtime. The researchers out of University College London saw positive changes in kids’ behaviour when they went from non-regular bedtimes to a scheduled one. Enforcing a bedtime can be tough at the beginning, but there are ways parents...

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All I Want For Christmas Is to Stay on Budget Family / Huffington Post

‘Tis the season to be stressed out, falalalala lalalala yikes. While Christmas brings a lot of happiness to families, it can also be a frantic time, and the biggest causes of stress (according to a recent Leger survey conducted for PCFinancial) are associated with gifts; the buying and the giving. Fourty-one per cent of Canadians surveyed listed budget one of their top sources of holiday...

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Are You Over-scheduling Your Kids? Family / Huffington Post

When I was a kid, like many of my friends I would race home after school so I could change and get outside to play. We used to run from door to door seeing if other kids could also come out to play. You know the word “play,” right? Besides when it’s referencing a video game? We would stop playing only for dinner and homework...

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Canadian Living: Online / Family

Is there anything harder than being a working mom? One of those moms who puts in her 9 to 5 (or longer) at the office, rushes around to pick up kids and chauffeur them to doctor’s appointments, soccer games, piano lessons…you get the drift. Writer and stay-at-home mom Kathy Buckworth might argue that harder yet is transitioning from powerful workplace player to full-time stay-at-homer. She...

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Why doesn’t dad help out? Cleaning, diaper-changing and other chores dads avoid Canadian Living: Online / Family

Now that you’re a full-time stay-at-home mom, weekends tend to look a lot like weekdays, with one notable exception: on weekends, you might have a handy sidekick to help with the children and the house. In theory. In reality, you have a surly, “Is it really my turn/it’s not fair” kind of overgrown au pair who completes domestic and childrearing jobs as a favour to...

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