Raising Teenagers

Mom Schools Teenage Son, And The Rest Of Us, On Respect

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Parents

This is one mom you don't want to mess with.

Dispelling The Biggest Myths About Parenting Teens

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Parents

Many parents dread the teen years -- all those hormones, so much attitude, the rebellion. No thanks! But parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers a diff...

Teens Reveal What's Cool Today

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Parents

With the latest fads and trends coming and going so quickly, it's hard for us parents to keep up. So what's cool today? Let's go directly the keepers ...

When Your Vacation Dreams Collide With a Staycation Budget

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada
Jennifer Pellegrini

Once upon a time, planning a family vacation was easy. When our daughter was small and my husband worked in the tourism industry (meaning our vacatio...

Love Is in the Air... But Don't Tell Anyone

Christie Russell | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada Living
Christie Russell

A couple of weeks ago, my son phoned home. Surprisingly enough, he's actually very good about calling home on a regular basis. Anyway, this time he let a bomb drop. "Hey guys, did you know that your daughter has a boyfriend?" Dead silence. Ah no... no clue. And how did he know?

What's Mine Is Mine and What's Yours Is Ours

Christie Russell | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Style
Christie Russell

I know I'm in big trouble when her laser focus pins me to the wall and she boldly proclaims, "I like that top you're wearing, Mom. I think I'll just have to steal it from you." And she does. Especially now that she's on a budget, she loves shopping for free -- in my closet and drawers.

Nothing Comes From Nothing

Christie Russell | Posted 03.31.2012 | Canada Living
Christie Russell

I think I must have been evil in a prior life. You know that song from The Sound of Music that goes, "Nothing comes from nothing"? (I know, this reall...