Tag: kids


Booking summer camp late 101: tips and tricks for sussing out a camp fit for your kid Family / Post City

As the days get longer and kids start counting down until school comes to an end, parents across the city start to realize that, if school is out, then the kids are in … in your house and in your hair. In households where both parents work during July and August, summer camp registration happens like clockwork at the beginning of the year, both for...

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How to Make Mother’s Day Every Day Family / Huffington Post

“Because every day is Kids Day,” we all wisely counsel our children when they ask why there is a special day for Mom, and a special day for Dad, but not for them. While this isn’t technically true, the sentiment behind it infers that kids are inherently rewarded every day just by virtue of the fact that they are kids, free from the stressors of...

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The parent trap: Will and Kate aren’t the only mom and dad to backtrack on those best laid plans Family / Post City

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” — John Wilmot Before their baby was born, royal supercouple Kate and William decided, and perhaps naively publicly announced, that they wouldn’t be hiring a nanny, that they would set an example of being involved new young royals and raise Prince George themselves. Well, like many...

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Hey Kids: Shut up and Eat Family / Huffington Post

Visit a local bookstore and you’ll see that the cookbook section is filled with several variations of the theme of “Deceptive Cooking.” Loosely defined, parents are apparently being told to disguise good, nutritional food in fun and exciting ways, in order to convince their fussy eaters to switch over from “bad food” (for example breaded, greasy pre-formed objects which require plum sauce), and instead eat...

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Spring Cleaning’s Not Just For Moms: How to Get the Kids Involved Family / Huffington Post

It’s been a long, cold winter, and for the first time in a long time, some of us are actually looking forward to spring cleaning…mostly because it has the word “spring” in it. And although spring cleaning is a great way to herald in the new season, traditionally the bulk of the chores fall on mom (or dad). My advice? Spread the chores around by...

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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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