When a Child Gets Lost

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It doesn't matter how diligent you are as a parent, at some point, you will lose your child. Losing sight of your child is an experience that you'll never forget, the panic hits like a truck and shakes your entire being.  Seconds seem like hours and you're torn in every direction, even hysterical.  I have no problem admitting that I have lost my child for a brief time, and that does not make me a ... read more

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

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Oftentimes I feel like this parenting thing is drowning me slowly. No matter how diligent I can be, I miss appointments. I forget to remind my kids to brush their teeth {because after 10 and 6 years, they still need to be told. And after that same amount of time, my memory can be just as bad}. I can get so behind in laundry. I even raise my voice more than I'd like to, and more than I should.  The list ... read more

Tips to Get Organized for Back to School

Tips to Get Organized for Back to School

I hate to say the words that mark the end of Summer, but we need to talk about it. Back to school. Yes, that was as painful to write as I imagined. I love everything about Summer holidays, those carefree days spent playing and relaxing in the sun. I term July and August, 'the months of the un-schedule', a time when you can hopefully live on the wild side and take each day as it comes. Then September rolls around ... read more

So I Don’t Forget

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I must have the worst memory in the world. Sometimes my husband will say things like, "remember that restaurant we went to years ago, when we travelled to ...". And, I have no clue what he's talking about. Most of my memories are sporadic and broad, the fine details mostly non-existent. It's something that has bothered me for years, even prompting many discussions with my doctor - because of course, this has to mean ... read more

5 Reasons To Give Kids An Allowance

5 Reasons To Give Your Kids An Allowance

As a parent you want to teach your children to be financially responsible. Knowing the value of money and the responsibility that comes with it, are key lessons for adulthood.  One of the best ways to tech children about finances, is to give them an allowance.    5 Reasons To Give Kids An Allowance   Teaches them how to budget. One of the best things about giving your children an ... read more

Bike Safety for Kids

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After a long winter, one of the many things we've been looking forward to - is riding bikes.  It's a great feeling to trade those boots for sandals and the sleds for bikes. Not only is biking a great form of exercise, but it's also a wonderful way for families to bind and spend some time together. That being said, one must also remember that bike-related injures can happen and steps need to be taken for ... read more

Parenting and The Wishing of Time

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I was half-asleep warming bottles while two tiny voices cried for hunger in the stillness of night. Soon calm rested in their tummies and all you could hear was slurping. The small smiles overflowing with the purest of love, they gaze up at me with admiration. Did that loving moment go unnoticed while I picked some sleep from the corners of my eye, while desperately wishing time would pass to a future ... read more

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

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Recall the age old question, 'if you found lost money, what do you do?'? While out a couple weeks ago, my daughters were eager to get where we were going, so they were at least 10 feet ahead of myself. They were half-running, chattering away and very excited about their day. All of a sudden I saw one of my girls stop and pick up a pile of 20 dollar bills off the ground. She immediately ran full speed ahead and ... read more

Who Helps You? Campbell’s Celebrates #TheMotherhood

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They say that it takes a village to raise a child and I could not agree more. See that 'I'm gonna drop dead of exhaustion at any minute' look in my eyes in the photo above? The first few months after the twins birth are a blur, yet I do know for certain that my family and friends helped me through it. You see, birthing the twins didn't happen without a bunch of complications, it was a rough time for me and for ... read more

Celebrating the Everyday Superhero #BeSuper

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Have you seen the new Barbie Princess Power masked dolls yet? It's the latest line in the vast and iconic Barbie doll collection, and it's all about how every one of us is a superhero. Termed Be Super, it's the recognition and celebration of the everyday superhero that lives within us all. As the mom of three girls, I applaud each initiative out there, that supports individuality and encourages the positive self-esteem ... read more

The Dynamics of Twin Play

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If anything, being a parent of multiples has been an eye-opening experience. As I've said before, I don't feel entirely comfortable in comparing my kids to one another, yet when you have one child and then have multiples - you just can't help but to compare every facet of their growth. After all, parents take the learned experience from parenting the first time, and apply that to the next round, so to speak. In doing ... read more

Grab a tissue: Fisher-Price ‘Poem to Your Child’ Video

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Close your eyes and recall the best memories of when you were young. I'm sure your recollections were of play, and times shared with loved ones. These moments which make a lasting impression even years later, is what drives my parenting today. My hope is that one day my girls will recall their happy play - and in those recollections, their Mom is right there playing with them as well. Playing with my kids is ... read more

Five Ways to Introduce Chores to your Child

Five Ways to Introduce Chores to your Child

Is your child ready to start helping you with chores around the house? You can tell if a child is ready by the way they want to help. They will start asking you to help more and they’ll become more interested in what you are spending your time doing. My kids each have chores that they need to do, to help out. In fact, my twins have been putting away their own laundry since they were 4 years old. At that time, they ... read more

Breakaway

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One evening after dinner, one of my twins turned on the docking station in the kitchen and madly pushed buttons on my iPod. She landed on a song that made me stop in my tracks. "Isabelle! It's our song!" "I know Mom", not looking up from her book as she sat on the couch. "But, it's our song! Remember?" "Yes Mom, you've told me a million times", Isabelle mumbled, still fixated on the pages in front of ... read more