Entries by Jenna Em from 11/2012

Six Ways to Help Children Deal With Death

| Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Living

We received a phone call from the palliative care unit to hurry over, as my father-in-law was about to die. When we shook off the personal grief for a moment, the horror set in that the children no longer had their special Grandpa. He was gone and now we would have to tell them the sad, sad news.

10 Things Nobody Told Me About Having Boys!

| Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Living

I sometimes wonder if I was properly prepared for having five kids, four of whom are little boys. After all, no one handed me the instructions manual that explained what makes boys tick! So, I've decided to write the Cole's Notes version, just for you! Share it if you know someone who also never received the manual!

How to Fight the Bored-Kid Blues

| Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Living

As a child, I would play outside all day long, only coming indoors for meals. How the times have changed! My kids think that somehow it is my husband's and my responsibility to entertain them! In my own generation, my parents never played the role of entertainment clowns, so how have today's parents somehow fallen into this role? How to shake up this generation of BORED kids? Here are some of my suggestions.

Are You a Hard-to-Buy-For Mom Like Me?

| Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Living

I admit that I'm a hard-to-buy-for Mama, usually offering few suggestions of what I'd like for the holidays. But ask me what I want for the kids, I can instantly rhyme off gifts for my entire brood. This is often the case with us Mamas who put our families first, and ourselves last. So I've decided to make a wish list for the Holidays, and cease being the difficult one this year.