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Tips and Tricks

The Importance of Teaching Kids Manners

Teaching kids manners today is more important than ever. Why? Because of the tech-driven society, many kids are losing the ability to develop social skills. By staring at their phones and screens all day, looking someone in the eyes and interacting with them in a polite way just doesn’t come naturally.  A child who never […]

Your Health

How Self-Care Makes You a Better Mom

When I was a kid, I took Polynesian dance lessons. I stopped as a preteen when life became busy with other things (Busy: Ha! Clearly I was not yet a parent). And I took up hula and Tahitian dancing again as a college student and early in my marriage before kids. Not performing on stage […]

Tips and Tricks

Five Ways To Teach Young Kids Responsibility

Teaching young kids responsibility is easier in theory than in practice. However, while raising responsible children takes some figuring out, it’s not impossible. So how do we raise our kids to take responsibility for their choices and their impact on the world? Here’s what you need to teach your kid about tasks, consequences, investing, accomplishments and […]

TV & Movies

3 Crafty Ways To Enhance Movie Night With The Kids

Snuggling up on the couch with the kids for a movie night is one of my favourite traditions. I’m also very partial to pre-movie crafty experiences as a way to connect and bond with my kids. Here are 3 Paddington-inspired craft projects that are sure to enhance movie night with the kids. Put the popcorn […]

Parenting

Women’s History Month: Meet Alechia Reese

March is National Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions women have made to society. For an entire thirty-one days, we highlight and salute women who are making strides and shattering norms. This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at some everyday moms who inspire us. They are truly powerful, motivated, […]

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Women’s History Month: Meet Michelle Bhasin

March is National Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions women have made to society. For an entire thirty-one days, we highlight and salute women who are making strides and shattering norms. This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at some everyday moms who inspire us. They are truly powerful, motivated, […]

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Women’s History Month: Meet Rose McInerney

March is National Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions women have made to society. For an entire thirty-one days, we highlight and salute women who are making strides and shattering norms. This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at some everyday moms who inspire us. They are truly powerful, […]

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Women’s History Month: Meet Tanesha Ingram

March is National Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions women have made to society. For an entire thirty-one days, we highlight and salute women who are making strides and shattering norms. This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at some everyday moms who inspire us. They are truly powerful, motivated, […]

Parenting

Parenthood Has Made Me a Total Hypocrite

I’ll never forget the smug look on my husband’s face the first time I slung a cuss fit in front of our firstborn. I spent my entire pregnancy worrying that my husband would slip up and utter unsavory words and phrases in front of our children, thus scarring them for life. He rolled his eyes […]