I love to read. Especially blogs and articles on everything to do with the messy, wonderful, exhausting and exhilarating life of being a parent. For the most part, I like what I read. I pick little nuggets of information here and there that I think works for me and leave the rest. But when I … [Read more...]
Fighting Tech With Tech: Practical Ways To Parent In The Digital Age
Last week, my teenager spilled a milkshake on his MacBook Air and I’m convinced it was on purpose. You see, he’s been lobbying for a PC because my current ability to satellite parent requires the household to be on Apple, lest I will have to come up with different parental controls. Parenting … [Read more...]
Your Kids Want You To Step Away From The Screen
Warning: What you’re about to read may trigger some guilt—especially if you suspect you may be a little too attached to your iPad. A recent survey of over 6,000 kids (8-13) and parents across nine countries showed that 54% of kids felt parents checked their devices too often. And 36% said their … [Read more...]
The kids have all taken turns getting sick this week. Barfing, coughing, fevers, you name it. And when a child gets sick in this house, it means one thing: unlimited TV. Maybe you do it differently in your home, but I love to get the wee sickie propped up on the couch, barf bucket nearby, and let … [Read more...]
Managing Screen Time…Netflix to the Rescue!
For many of us, the coming weeks mean heading back to school and getting back into school-year routines; homework, extra-curricular activities and an earlier bedtime. With this new full schedule, many parents find themselves needing to manage screen time for their kids a little more … [Read more...]
Prepping for the Summer Break
Summer is almost here. Yay!! The artwork and school projects are coming home from the classrooms in a steady stream. And the countdown is on. I know it's a time for camps and sleeping in. A time for late nights and endless splashing around in the sprinklers but I'm still incorporating some (just … [Read more...]
FotoFriday – Generation i
A picture of my kids playing on an iPod / iPad / iPod - taken on an iPhoneI'm not sure if is this is cute or disturbing. Maybe both? What are your rules/limits for screen time? … [Read more...]
Last week there was a pda breakdown felt all around the world. While people were going nuts without full access to their mobile devices, I quite enjoyed it. Now...I understand that my life/work does not depend on being connected. Admittedly though, I have become quite accustomed to … [Read more...]
Be Kind, Unwind.
I wait for her on the side of the road with her two younger sisters in tow. We wave as the bus trundles down the street towards us, she hops down its steps and I give her a big hug asking, "How was your day at school? Did you have fun? It's so good to see you! Who did you play with today?" She holds … [Read more...]
We spent this past weekend at Sean's uncle's cottage in the Ottawa area. It was the first time we took the kids for an "away" trip. Cuyler does VERY poorly sleeping anywhere except his own bed, but we thought that we would give it a go. We'd be with family and knew they would be … [Read more...]