Entries by Kathy Buckworth from 07/2011

Advice to Moms: Milk "Sick Days"

| Posted 07.04.2011 | Canada

Unless that low-grade fever hits on the day we're supposed to head to our in-laws for a special family dinner, it's hard to find a good time to be sick. So do what the kids do and fake it when it works for you.

Family Road Trip: Are We There Yet?

| Posted 07.11.2011 | Canada

During last year's family road trip, I thought I had discovered the ultimate in distraction technology. I should have known it would prove to be too good to be true.

Recharge It!

| Posted 07.13.2011 | Canada

As a mother of four children, at any given time there are a multitude of electronic units recharging themselves in my house. Between BlackBerries, h...

The Brady Bunch Was My Reality TV

| Posted 07.19.2011 | Canada

I love shows like The Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island that suspend my (dis)belief; it's the shows that seem all too real that I find hard to watch. Teen Mom and Jersey Shore folks; Beverly Hills Housewives and Bachelors being paid to look for love... they're all pretty disturbing.

Tiger Mom vs. Lager Mom

| Posted 07.25.2011 | Canada

Should kids do their homework? Absolutely. Should a parent have to monitor it for three hours a night? Absolutely not. Unless said monitoring can be done with glass, bottle, or can in hand, from across the room, or preferably, in a different room.