My son will be turning 7-years old in December. I am guilty of looking at him sometimes and only seeing my precious little toddler who needs his mother to hold his hand in everything he does. I cringe when he swings too high on the swing set, for fear of him falling. My heart beats a bit faster when he charges across the Monkey Bars, what if he misses a step? What if he scrapes his knee? What if he bumps his head?…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on November 11, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Like many working parents, I struggle with work/life balance. At least once a day, I wonder if I am spending enough time with my family, or if I am committed enough to my job. I do my best to model a family first attitude for my team, but I know they have seen evidence of me working late into the night from time to time. I hate not knowing how my son will really feel about having two working parents - and the effects upon his life from…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 6, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments
Bloggers Challenge to share: 5 Things That IRK Me, From Petty To Principal…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on November 2, 2017 at 8:59pm — No Comments
Mommy-hood sprung on you like flowers in the springtime, after the stork dropped a bundle of joy at your door and forgot to leave the dad. Devastating, but not the end of the world.
Here’s what you should know: Being single is not a disease. Being a single mom is not a handicap. To find yourself solely responsible for the health and well-being of a child can be…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on October 17, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
My child wakes up in the morning, I hug him and kiss him But then what....
Loads of instructions will start from morning till he goes to bed.
Of course they are to guide him, motivate him, direct him But some instructions are repeated day in and out, persistent.
I have a friend who is obsessed with sustainable issues that she is every minute directing, redirecting or persistently repeating her instructions. With 3 kids…Continue
Added by Niyati Mehta on August 18, 2017 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Learning how to drive and getting out on the roads is yet another step into the adulthood your teenage son or daughter will eventually make. As…Continue
Added by Helen Shep on July 21, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments
Warning, some post may cause extreme laughter, falling onto the floor and spilling your mommy juice, so hold on to your glasses. I was contemplating cleaning house today, you know, just practicing some good house -keeping. And then, well, this happened instead. I said, "Contemplating" I never said that I got started. While I was in my own little world, which consist of unicorns and glasses of wine, I began to think about all the women, moms and stay at home moms, who may share these…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on July 19, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
There comes a moment in all parents lives when your kid loses his/her mind and talks back to you. It happens in a flash but how you deal with it shortly after will set the tone for the rest of your life and will affect…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on June 28, 2017 at 9:02pm — No Comments
Can you recall making huge plans for summer as a child, but the only things you ended up doing is watching TV and wandering around the neighborhood? Now, as a parent, you certainly need to help your kids make the most out of their summer break by engaging them in various activities,…Continue
Added by Helen Shep on May 29, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments
When a couple is blessed with a baby boy or girl, friends and family members put efforts to make the moments filled with more happiness for them through various gifts. Now, choosing gifts for new parents could be confusing for many of us. Basically, for many of us it would be a first time to gift something to a new parent. Hence, we do not really know what gifts can exactly make them feel happy. Gifts should have some utilities otherwise…Continue
Added by Julia Gomes on January 19, 2017 at 3:21am — No Comments
The soundtrack of our lives is littered with musical memories. When I hear music, I am instantly transported to a memorable time and place. Now that I'm a mom, I'm making new musical memories with my two little chaotic cherubs. So when I found myself in a coffee shop, with my headphones on, listening to“We Can All Share” by Kyler England and Lalo Crane of …Continue
Added by Felise Moglia on January 5, 2017 at 3:42pm — No Comments
It’s 4:20am and I just walked my Husband to his car. As he starts the car to leave to catch his vanpool, I start crying. “I can’t lose my baby!” No, I’m not pregnant…I’m referring to my 17-year-old Daughter. She is a Junior in High School, and this…Continue
Added by crystal arzu on December 15, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Being a single parent requires twice the attention, twice the effort, twice the sacrifice and, truth be told, twice the money. Raising one or more children on your own isn’t easy and if financial shortcomings arise, then you need to start making lists and prioritise. But don’t give up hope just yet. Challenging as it may be, taking care of the house and children with a single salary is not impossible. Your job can become easier if you learn to put things into perspective and make wise,…Continue
Added by Cynthia Madison on November 23, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments
Recent demographic numbers have revealed that in Canada, approximately 29% of seniors (aged 65-84) were not born in Canada, considerably higher than the national average among non-seniors at 17%. While many came here earlier in life to find work and begin their families, others immigrated to Canada later on, often in order to be with children and grandchildren. As these seniors reach an age when they need assistance due to conditions such as dementia, arthritis, or visual impairment, it can…Continue
Added by Angela Smith on August 5, 2016 at 4:42am — No Comments
Sometimes I tease my Mom about her home (sorry, Mom), because she maintains two guest bedrooms that are reserved for her grandchildren to stay with her whenever they want. I tease her because I know it takes a lot of work to keep up her home, but she does a lovely job with it. And, my son absolutely loves the idea that he has his own bedroom at his Nana's house.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 31, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments
Mandalas are wonderful. Our Universe is a giant mandala and I have discovered over the years the many benefits of painting or coloring mandalas either simply or in a complicated fashion. The benefits seem to be amazing and long lasting no matter what road you take. So I started using mandalas with children and it helps them focus, de-stress and relax very quickly. In this day and age of pressure and fast paced…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on April 17, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Kids love these. This is a fun take on a pb and banana sandwich. They are quick and easy to make.
1 Whole Wheat or Multi Grain Tortilla
2 Tbsp Almond Butter (Any type will do – Nut, Seed or Wow Butter)
1 tsp honey (optional)
Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
Being a mom means lots of different things. As a mom you are responsible for other beings. You have someone else to take care of, provide for, teach about life, and protect. We are the ones who give hugs and cuddles, wipe away tears and give words of encouragement. We are housekeepers and…Continue
Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments
When you have young kids at home there is always more work to be done than there is time in the day. In order to get some extra help, look to your children. Even young children are able to help out. Giving kids a sense of responsibility and tasks that they can learn to successfully accomplish, can…Continue
Added by Words of a Mom on March 18, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments
I have a girl's weekend at the beach twice a year. It is a relaxing, wonderful time. We work on photo albums, read, catch up on each other's lives and enjoy too much good food. I'm trying to get my Mother to go with me next time and I may have finally won her over.
I want my Mom to join me for several…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 8, 2016 at 6:38am — No Comments