Tag: parenthood


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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Simplify Your Life in Six Steps Family / Huffington Post

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” – Confucius Despite Confucius’ wisdom, it can be hard to bring things back to the basics in our increasingly complex world. We Google everything, research endless possibilities, find everything we need with a few taps of the keyboard, and we’re dealing with new information coming at us 24 hours a day, seven days a...

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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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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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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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Kids: Go The F To Sleep Or Get An F Family / Huffington Post

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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