Ten Serious Effects of Negative Parenting

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As a parent, you probably already know that your role as your child’s parent is a critical one. not only for their physical health, but their mental and emotional well-being as well.  However, science is catching up to what we instinctively know as moms and dads.  As brain imaging improves, we can literally see the […]

Surviving Kids’ Birthday Party

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March is birthday month in my life. March brings birthdays for both me and Mabel’s Labels. I also have a daughter with a birthday this month. I recently had a parent ask if I had any birthday party activity suggestions. Just thinking about the question exhausted me. In my 15 years of parenthood, I have […]

It’s Time for National Safe Place Week!

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  March 15-21 marks the annual celebration of National Safe Place Week! The Safe Place program originated the YMCA of  Louisville, Kentucky and has grown to include programs nationwide. The principle of the program is simple: When Kids Are In Trouble, We Are Here To Help. Participating businesses receive training for their employees to support […]

Parenting Teens & Tweens: Tips & Tricks

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Last week I was picking up my daughters from dance class, and was greeted by some stressed out mothers who had recently been experiencing a bit of “tween girl hormonal rage”. Considering my girls are ages 9, 12 and 13, they figured I might have some experiences and advice to share. While I think I’ve […]

Support Mamas-To-Be in Need Through Kangu

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central and Kangu. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.     No matter what part of the world that you live in, your profession, or what language your speak, pregnant moms across the world have many of the same concerns. […]

Tips to Teach Kids Gratitude

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Isn’t it amazing how children gain happiness from every day moments? The little things they go through in life bring the biggest smiles on their little faces. The astonishing thing is many parents find it difficult to teach kids gratitude. Children by nature are impulsive and they constantly learn, change and new idea seem to […]

What I Learned About My Kids on Instagram

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For all you social media types, I have to admit I was a little late to the party when it came to Instagram. For those who don’t know what Instagram is, it’s basically like Twitter but with photos – and it’s a favourite social networking site for teens and tweens. Think “selfies” – there is […]

Planning to Have a Baby? 10 Annoying Things about Kids

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Are you thinking about having a baby? Well, great for you! Just know that you can’t compare having a pet to having a kid. If you are one of those folks who think getting a puppy will prepare you for the demands of raising a child, think again because the task is much harder. There […]

Two Key Messages for a Good Start to 2015

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I usually write about parenting because I spend a lot of time doing it. With six crazy kids, parenting is a full-time job. But, like most busy moms there are other things going on in my life and I try to keep positive in those areas as well. My perspective is the only thing I […]

Not on my watch Waterboy!

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Last week I had to step out of the arena during one of my daughter’s hockey games to take a phone call. As I was talking on the phone, I noticed a kid had plugged the indoor water fountain and was allowing water to spill over onto the floor. He was also spraying the water […]