Why I Don’t Use Santa As A Bribe For Good Behaviour

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in four years of parenthood, it’s that there are some threats I’ll definitely follow through on, but others simply cannot be enforced.

“If you don’t eat any dinner, you’ll get no dessert.” Sure. “Continue fighting in the back seat and I’ll turn this car around.” Yep, I just might.

“Keep calling your sister an ugly poopy face and Santa won’t come to our house.” Eeehhhhh, nope. Read story



How 3 Dietician Moms Deal With Halloween

It’s hard to find that balance between letting our kids indulge on special occasions, while coaching them to practice self-control. We reached out to three dietitians—who are also moms—to find out how they handle the sugary loot after a night of trick-or-treating. Read story


 Things to do in Kelowna this fall (with kids)

Summer has slipped away from us, like beach sand through our fingers. It’s time to embrace sweater scarves, tall boots and pumpkin spice everything… and all the fun things to do around the Okanagan as the leaves start to change. For our beautiful city’s best pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating events, corn mazes and drop-in play events and more, click here! Happy Fall!


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On Cellphone Neglect

I’m at the pool watching my kid in her swim lesson. I can hear my daughter shriek with and my eyes look up to find her splashing. Then they slide back down to my phone, where I’m emailing my editor. Read story

From C-section grief, to celebrities being shamed for pregnancy weight gain, read more stories on the Motherhood here.

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5 Thanksgiving Activities for preschoolers

Five days’ worth of Thanksgiving crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers, including pumpkin spice play dough, DIY felt scarecrows, and button pipe cleaner trees. Read story

Busy Boxes, sparkle calm-down bottles and more. Click here for more ideas on keeping little hands (and minds) busy with Sensory activities.

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19399528_10158943043230381_7277576094919488134_n The Love-Hate of Back-to-School

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and little people across the are preparing for a milestone I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready for: the first day of school. Read story

Why we need to take more pictures of mothers, love letters to my kids, and advice to myself as a new mom – click here to read more posts about Peaceful Parenting.

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Sun Safety and Kids 

Figuring out how best to protect our children from the sun can seem daunting. The market is so saturated with sun-safety products, and there’s conflicting information about how best to keep UV rays at bay. Read story

Click here for more blog posts about health, wellness and safety.

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Best Sippy Cups

Of all the baby and toddler gear that’s caused me the most stress, it’s sippy cups. I’ve spent a small fortune trying to find the best cup for my kids: the one that doesn’t leak, smash and – most importantly – that they like. Read story

I’ve spent the money so you don’t have to! Click here for more posts about the coolest kids’ products and gifts I’ve found.

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Post-baby body B.S.

I’m standing in the shower staring forlornly in the mirror, lifting and flattening my belly in an attempt to remember what it looked like four years ago, before babies. Read story

Click here for more blog posts about gender, body image and our kids.

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