Tag: Life Style


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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The Many Grey Shades of Being Fifty Family / Huffington Post

“To be fair, mom, there aren’t too many people who are older than you.” The defense from my 14-year-old daughter upon discovering I was not in fact the same age as a man she had just compared me to. He was 80. I’m 50. She’s never been good at math. Or tact. I’m not good at math either or I wouldn’t have had three others...

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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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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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Can’t always get what you want Family / The Good Life

Lately I’ve noticed a phenomenon that, while it is not entirely propagated by my children, is certainly perfected by them. I could put it down to basic word definition confusion, but I think it goes somewhat deeper than that. You see, they seem to be entirely unclear about the difference between the word “can” and “want” and their associated derivatives. Allow me to explain, via...

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E-Readers Family / The Good Life

“What’s the name of the book you’re reading?” As I looked up from my BlackBerry Playbook, where, thanks to my Kobo app, I was engrossed in an excellent read*, I paused for a minute and said “I’m not sure, actually, but it’s really good.” I realized I wasn’t sure what the author’s name was, either. Welcome to the new world of e-reading and the “coverless”...

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