Kerry Sauriol
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Kerry Sauriol is the Vancouver mom behind the blog Crunchy Carpets. She has three children and sundry pets and tries to balance it all and keep her sanity. Her blog focuses on the juggling act called parenting. In her case the act of juggling a preschooler, two burgeoning ‘tweens,’ and keeping them all out of therapy when they are older.

Kerry has spoken at Northern Voice, been seen and heard on CBC, and featured in the Globe & Mail. Beyond children, her other passion is social media and she runs a social media management company called SAHMedia. You can find her on Twitter at @CrunchyCarpets.

Entries by Kerry Sauriol

This Mommy Blogger Is Aiming Low for 2014

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 12:26 PM

I recently wrote a pity post about how I wasn't "feeling it" when it came to my blog and blogging in general and that by being a so-called mommy blogger who lists herself as "PR Friendly," I had lost the reason I began blogging in the first place.

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The Other Side of Pinkification

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 4:00 PM

My daughter Tara is 4 and in full-on princess mode. She loves to dress up like one and she loves to play with her princess dolls, Barbies included. Caity, her older sister, is now 9 and totally over princesses. Kaput. Any Barbies that catch her interest these days are because...

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The Shelf Life of a Mom Blogger

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 1:09 AM

A while ago Jessica Gottlieb (I think) asked if there was a cut-off date for mom blogging. She based this on blog fodder vs your children's rights to privacy. While do agree that we have to be aware of our kids and how much they want shared online,...

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Mommy Bloggers Are Working Women, Too

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 2:23 PM

Having succumbed to paying too much for the movie channels on cable, I recently watched "I Don't Know How She Does It" with Sarah Jessica Parker. This movie is annoying and insulting on so many levels I frankly don't know where to begin. Suffice it to say, it...

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Parents Need To Speak Up About How Kids Are Being Taught

(22) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 12:46 PM

The media, online and off, has been buzzing about various education announcements coming from B.C. Premier Christy Clark's office. The last one about a proposed 10-year contract between the Government of B.C. and the B.C. Teachers' Federation (BCTF) sparked a lot of debate, none of it terribly positive...

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Are Strollers On Public Transit A Nuisance?

(23) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 1:41 PM

The mom 'nets have been sizzling over the discussion sparked by the recent story on Today's Parent titled Should Parents With Strollers Be Allowed On Public Transit?

Discussions have flared up on Twitter, Facebook and numerous mom blogs. I have mostly stayed out of it as my kids...

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Dreams Of A Lovely, Formal Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 3:04 PM

The other day, my mom showed me a lovely cocktail dress that she really coveted from retail store Laura. She sighed and said, "If only I had a place to wear such a nice dress."

I felt her pain. She is retired and so there are no more office Christmas...

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Why Is Santa A Lie But God Isn't?

(145) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 11:48 AM

Yep, it is that time of year again and the social media channels (the parenting ones anyway) start on the never-ending debate about who does or doesn't do Santa and who can mess it up for everyone else.

Why do people get all pissy about Santa? Every year I hear...

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Sorrows Of This Planet Totally Overwhelming

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 4:00 PM

I wasn't going to say anything about the tragedy in Newtown. What can I say that everyone else isn't already saying or feeling. With school-age kids in the house, I avoided the news on the weekend because I didn't want to project my horror upon the kids. They...

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What Are We Doing Wrong About Bullying?

(13) Comments | Posted October 13, 2012 | 10:33 PM

I think it is safe to say that the anti-bullying campaigns and the pink shirt days are not working. Once again we have a tormented teen who could only see one way out of her struggle and that was taking her own life. It is time to rethink...

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Minefield Of Parenting Bloggers: Can You Take The Heat?

(3) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 12:31 PM

Hell hath no fury like mom bloggers on a warpath, as Calgary DJ Buzz Bishop learned when he mentioned in a post for Babble:

If I were to be absolutely honest, my older son is my favorite of the two. He and I are adventurous partners in...
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Good Riddance To Hospital Baby Photographers

(2) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 11:06 AM

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According to a CTV news story, the Fraser Health Authority in B.C. is saying no to contract baby photographers and I, for one, say good riddance.

Let me explain why. I've had the privilege to partake in the birth experience at...

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Since When Is Just Being a Mother Shameful?

(10) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 8:06 AM

Once again an inflammatory article caused cyber space to sizzle with indignation. An article in the Atlantic by Elizabeth Wurtzel with the headline: "1% Wives Are Helping Kill Feminism and Make the War on Women Possible." The tag line was even worse: Being a mother isn't a real...

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