It’s not unusual to find a group of teenagers sitting quietly, all of them with their heads looking down, shoulders slumped, as they silently tap away at their smartphones. Many of them are texting each other (some sitting right across from them), catching up on social media or watching YouTube videos. It’s natural for parents to be concerned not only with what the screen time...
If there’s one thing we know about babies, it’s that as soon as you establish a routine with them, they break it. As parents, we adjust, move on, and establish new routines we know will also slide into oblivion. But when your work is training for the most prestigious and important sporting event in the world, that may be easier said than done. Canadian Olympic...
Personally I think this is a great name for an initiative that sees teens get involved in keeping their space clean. Of course any time is a good time to get your kids to clean up their room, but with school, hockey, homework and more it can be hard to fit it in year round. Take some time in the spring to make sure you...
Career / Family
Getting back into the workforce after spending time at home with kids has always been a challenge. But today, with the proliferation of social media, it can be an additional hurdle to turn what have been your personal musings and reflections on life into a professional online profile as you hunt for that perfect job. So, where should you start? 1. Start at the beginning....
“What am I, Mom or something?” My son joked, and his two sisters and brother started laughing, I started to get offended, but what’s the point? The four of my kids have what most siblings have; a unique filter and understanding of life in our family, which isn’t experienced by anyone else. And let’s face it, besides your parents, they’re the ones who know you the...
This article first appeared in chch.com and can be found at this link: http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=518272&playlistId=1.2158274&binId=1.815911&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1
Family / Television
Mark Hebscher and Liz West debate the issues of the day, challenging the experts and holding leaders to account. No subject is off-limits. And viewers get to have their say too!
Family / Television
Parents try their best to stay on budget when shopping for back to school supplies, but costs can still get out of hand. Author and parenting expert Kathy Buckworth joins us with tips on how to save money from kids in JK through to university and college. This article first appeared in chch.com and can be found at this link: http://www.chch.com/back-school-money-tips/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=back-school-money-tips
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...