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Parents Guide to Communication with an Adolescent

Ah, the teenage years. I have blocked mine out and luckily my kids aren’t there yet but I definitely want to be prepared. I hope you enjoy today’s guest post by one of our favorite guests Lee Flynn. Parents Guide to Effective Communication with an Adolescent When parents argue with their adolescent kids, it does … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning the Craft Room

It’s not quite spring yet but there is never really a bad time to clean and organize. Today’s guest post by Jennifer Livingston has some great tips I hope you enjoy. Are you into cleaning your craft room? Each spring, I find this a rather satisfying way to end the winter and usher in the … Continue reading

Four year olds and hockey games= a recipe for disaster?

Whether you are a hockey, baseball or football fan, I think most parents look forward to the day when they will be able to share that experience of cheering on the team while eating $15 nachos while sporting their team’s jersey or hat or both. But, at what age are they ready and when are … Continue reading

Now that I am a mother I can’t watch the news

Have you ever noticed that since you had kids, news stories involving children or even TV fiction hits you a lot harder in the heart? I am a very emotional and sensitive person and I always have been. I feel things deeply and often tear up over stories I read on Facebook that other people … Continue reading

Happiness lies within, but it’s also my password

No, don’t go getting all excited that you can get into my bank account because that’s not the case. However today I wanted to share a lesson I learned about how easy it is to change your outlook on life by doing something so simple as changing a changing a password. One morning I came … Continue reading

Finding Inspiration: favourite quotes

Lately I have been really really upset and while looking for something to grab on to I re-read this post regarding my favourite inspirational quotes.  Unfortunately, I have clung to some of them so long they have lost some of their reverence, but I am sharing in case others are in need of a little … Continue reading

A change in mind and a change in heart

Last night was not a great night for me. I was exhausted and as I lay on the floor playing with the kids I almost felt myself dozing off. Of course, as I was trying to give some quality time to Sawyer the twins got into their usual mischief. By the time I finally got … Continue reading

What To Do When Your Child Lies | A Fine Parent

Please check out my feature section today on A Fine Parent in What To Do When Your Child Lies. This is something I wrote from the heart and I think that overall this collaborative article is just full of information all parents will find useful. http://afineparent.com/discipline/what-to-do-when-your-child-lies.html

Why We Give Up, And 3 Simple Tricks to Change Behavior (Backed by Science) | A Fine Parent

If you haven’t read this great article yet by Sumitha from A Fine Parent be sure to check it out. Her site is one of my absolute favourites for parenting insights and I am so honoured to be mentioned. http://afineparent.com/community-challenge/how-to-change-behavior.html

Sexy Saturdays: The Relationship Doomed By Kids?

After spending months focusing on myself and my parenting skills, I have decided to focus  some attention to my relationship. Lately I have been feeling somewhat disconnected from Daddy.  Our conversations centre around chores and the kids, we get no time to ourselves, sex is like work, and I want to make it better.  So being the … Continue reading

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