Raising Teenagers

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...