Samantha Kemp-Jackson
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Samantha Kemp-Jackson is a Parenting writer, blogger, senior public relations advisor and mother of four including identical twin boys. As a cathartic outlet after she had her twins, she began putting her prose to digital paper and her blog - Multiple Mayhem Mamma - was born.

Known for her popular "top tips" and advice, her blog also includes reflections on various aspects of parenting, insight and opinion. In 2013, she released an eBook that included the best of her Top 5 and Top 10 tips from her blog. "Meltdown in Aisle 5: Top Parenting Tips From Multiple Mayhem Mamma
" can be found on the Amazon store. You can also follow Samantha on Google Plus, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr as well.

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Parents Travelling With Young Kids Deserve Our Kindness Not Mistreatment

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2017 | 12:58 PM

Crying and alone, she straddled one baby on her hip while her other infant sat in a car seat at her feet. She was on an airplane, presumably on a trip to a happy place; at least it was just that when she booked the flight. Now, she wasn't so...

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Keep Your Hands Off My Kid's Lunchbox

(36) Comments | Posted November 7, 2016 | 10:50 AM

There's a new trend happening around town and it's one that may be catching on. Consider this my civic duty to spread the word and stop the idiocy of being legislated. That's right -- schools are now trying to tell me what I can and can't put in my kid's...

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It's Time To Bring Back Shop and Home Economics Classes

(125) Comments | Posted August 9, 2016 | 12:33 PM

There was a time when "Home Economics" and "Shop" classes were something to look forward to. Mandatory for all, they were admittedly sexist, in that girls in elementary and middle schools were streamed to "Home Ec" whereas boys were sent to "Shop."


These gender-based choices were in keeping with...

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Stop Forcing Summer Activities On Your Children

(11) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 11:25 AM

With the school year coming to an end, many parents are bracing for the next two months of long, hot summer days where structure is lax and tempers are short. The summer holidays are here and while most of us have done our due diligence and managed to book some...

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Let Kids Open Presents At Birthday Parties, Please!

(16) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 4:10 PM

There's a new trend that I've noticed that makes me very uncomfortable. I say "new" because "back in the day," it wasn't done, but I realize that things are different now.

Nonetheless, it's something that's been bothering me in recent years, while taking my kids to birthday parties.

It's the...

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When Your Child Doesn't Have Friends, Here's What To Do

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2016 | 11:04 AM

All parents want to see their children happy, engaged and interacting with their peers. In other words, we want our kids to have friends.

So what's a parent to do when they realize that their child, for whatever reason, is having difficulty making or maintaining friendships?

No parent wants to...

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10 Ways To Get Publicity For Your Small Business

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 1:43 PM

One of the most challenging things for small business owners to grapple with is how to get publicity for their business. With so much "noise" out there with competitors clamoring for media profile, how does a small business get their voice heard above the din? Following are 10 Publicity Strategies...

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As The Parent Of Identical Twins, This One Question Stopped Me In My Tracks

(7) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 10:12 AM

My son Erik and I were looking at pictures of him and his brother recently. With my laptop cracked open, he had peered over my shoulder as I was idly going through my ever-growing iPhoto library in an effort to determine which photos were going to be moved to make...

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Your Child's Fake Illness May Be More Serious Than You Think

(1) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 11:49 AM

All of a sudden, your kid is nursing a cold. Then it's a horrible tummy ache. Then their head hurts.

Trouble is, they were fine just a few minutes ago.

Coincidentally, you find out that one (or more) of the following things is occurring:

  1. Your child has a newfound
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Be Kind and Give Your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

(13) Comments | Posted June 14, 2015 | 10:55 PM

She was about eight or nine months pregnant, belly hanging low, baby about to drop any day. The previous months had clearly taken a toll on her, as her face showed the exhaustion and fatigue required to make a human being. She was physically spent, yet there she stood.


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Parents: Help Your Kids Say "No!" to the #KylieJennerChallenge

(2) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 12:37 PM

Have you heard of the #KylieJennerChallenge?

It's a hashtag that's become the call to action for young women who want to emulate the full-lipped look of the reality TV star.

One of the famous sisters on "Keeping up With the Kardashians" and the younger sister of Kim, Kylie...

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Let's End the Myth of the 'Evil Twin'

(4) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 11:53 AM

It was an otherwise mundane Saturday at Costco.

With three kids in tow, I sauntered through the aisles, plying myself and the kids with free samples and piling up my shopping cart with bulk items, many of which I didn't really need.

We lined up in the checkout...

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Eight Tips For Moms Going Back to Work Post-Baby

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 11:47 AM

The time has come.

You've spent precious moments with your bundle of joy but like many situations in life, this, too, must come to an end.

Work beckons.

And as much as you'd like to stay at home just a little while longer, there are bills to pay and mouths...

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Don't Make Santa Your Parenting "Fall Guy"

(9) Comments | Posted December 20, 2014 | 1:56 PM

"He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake!"

So are our children warned in one of the season's most popular tunes, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

Heaven forbid one ends up on...

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Trick-or-Treating is For Kids. Period.

(4) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 1:07 PM

It happens every year.

They come to your door, taller than you, baritone voices and facial hair abound.

The females? Let's just say that their costumes are often not PG-rated, to say the least.

Yet they're heralding the Halloween battle-cry: "Trick or Treat!!"

What do you do?


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5 Steps You Can Take If the News Scares Your Kid

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 1:02 AM

Ebola. Terrorism. War.

Shootings. Poverty. The economy. Death.

All scary topics and all very real. These subjects are broached regularly in the media and, if you're a parent of a young child, you're likely concerned about the effect that such information is having on your little one.

With recent world...

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Sting Is Right to Deny His Kids A Big Inheritance

(18) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 8:53 AM

You think that kids of celebrities have it easy? Think again.

Sting's surprising announcement that he's not leaving any of his vast fortune to his children was a shock to many. How could this multimillionaire leave his kids to have to *gasp* work for a living? It just...

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How Will Kids Learn Patience When Everything Is Just One Click Away?

(11) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 8:43 AM

Once upon a time, kids experienced a few days a year that brought incredible moments of joy.

Birthdays. Christmas. Grandma coming to visit.

The knowledge that these days were on the horizon only added to the excitement that children would feel.

Oftentimes, the waiting was punctuated by a series of...

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Six Tips To Open Up Your Kids To Friends From Diverse Ethnicities

(15) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 2:36 PM

"Mom, why does she look different?"

This is a question that many of us have had to grapple with as we raise our kids in an increasingly multicultural and multi-ethnic society. As a person of colour myself, I've been on the receiving end of the question and can still remember...

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It's Finally Cool For Girls to Geek Out

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 12:25 PM

Back when I was a kid, it wasn't cool to be uncool.

Back then, the tech revolution wasn't in it's infancy; it hadn't even begun. To be called a "nerd" was to elicit scorn and its accompanying exclusion. You see, the "cool" kids had no time for those who...

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