Don't feel bad if you'd rather stay inside for board games.
And: your kids grow up in the blink of an eye.
Magical, desirable, but forget about it, it ain't real.
It all comes down to balance. And sometimes a car wash.
The dinner table is a battle zone.
Watch our new video series 'Apparently' for some real talk about life with kids.
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"Apparently the harder I try to run my evenings routinely... the opposite happens."
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September marks the beginning of the new school year and that usually means mayhem after a long, slow summer. Here are some ways to regain a calm house and peace of mind during a time where you need all your wits about you.
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It's a totally different world after the terrible twos.
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Growing up in Toronto, there were many things to do as a family but one of my ultimate favourite places to go to was Centre Island, or more specifically Centreville. I remember loving the ferry ride to get to the island and then spending the day on all the fun rides. Those are the moments that I remember and cherish to this day.
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Because we've all been there.
The euphoria of falling in love with our new babies is intoxicating. For me it was such a dominant force, that for a while it overshadowed everything else in my life, including my marriage. I took our marriage for granted, assuming it was strong enough to withstand any challenge. And it is incredibly resilient, but when a baby comes along we're tested like never before. Small cracks in a relationship may grow into colossal chasms and threaten the foundation of our precious family units.