When you dig into that cupboard and pull out a barely used toy, it's like a radar signal goes off in your kids' bedrooms, no matter how far away.
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Besides asking guests to bring food or wine contributions, assign family members for setup and cleanup duties.
09/19/2017 15:04 EDT
The average Canadian's special day now costs more than $42,000.
09/13/2017 16:20 EDT
The costs can soar. Believe me, I know — my third child is heading off to university in the fall.
08/31/2017 10:05 EDT
It's common to hear about houses going for hundreds of thousands over asking price, bully offers and bidding wars especially in large cities such as Toronto and Vancouver. The current housing bubble doesn't appear to be anywhere near to bursting, and every day we are bombarded with media headlines and reports on the escalation of rising prices for homes. But are the media headlines themselves affecting the market by making buyers more fearful about getting into the market?
05/17/2017 11:51 EDT
I've never been asked to address a high school graduating class, much to my children's relief, but with my third child finishing grade 12 in a month, I thought about what I might say to these graduates, especially those heading off to college or university.
05/03/2017 03:50 EDT
If you're facing a full garage or basement, and you've never done this before, where should you start? We've got the tips you're looking for.
03/29/2017 05:09 EDT
"People find out the hard way that when the Swiss say a train leaves at 8:02, it leaves at 8:02." Ah Swiss efficiency. In
03/29/2017 05:00 EDT
"Wow, you're old, Mom." Ever since I turned 50, a scant three years ago, my kids have uttered this out loud many, many times, as if I need convincing of the fact. I don't necessarily feel that I'm in my 50s, most of the time. But when I hear people saying that 50 is the new 40, it makes me laugh out loud.
02/24/2017 12:57 EST
Open up almost any magazine, website or video, and you're likely to hear a story about the struggles couples have with infertility and the measures they take to have a baby of their own. As a mother of four, I was lucky enough to be able to conceive easily and naturally, and it is only through speaking with friends and colleagues that I understand the challenges many couples face in trying to have a family.
01/31/2017 01:55 EST
When the email screamed at me from my inbox, I did think about it quite seriously. Did I know someone else, younger, who had written six books on parenting, had four children, and had been at the business of parenting for 25 years, and the parenting business for 15, after spending 18 years in corporate marketing?
01/06/2017 01:57 EST
While I love skiing in Western Canada and Quebec, arguably the two best regions to ski, in Canada, in terms of vertical, there's
12/21/2016 05:15 EST
When we think about holiday spending, often our thoughts turn to how much we will be spending on gifts for the kids, close
12/05/2016 04:15 EST
One could argue that the Millennials were only slightly impacted by "Helicopter Parented" phenomenon and the influence their parents had on them had both a positive and negative impact on their workplace skills, whereas the Gen Z kids grew up when this style of parenting really took hold. This could account for so many of them relying on their parents to help them with career decisions. So how is that working out?
12/01/2016 06:39 EST
With a teenager at home, learning to drive, and her driving lessons extending into the winter months. I'm naturally concerned about her safety on the road, and the safety of others. While I'm looking forward to her being able to drive to her own hockey games and practices, I do worry about certain factors.
11/10/2016 08:26 EST
It's not unusual to find a group of teenagers sitting quietly, all of them with their heads looking down, shoulders slumped, as they silently tap away at their smartphones. Many of them are texting each other (some sitting right across from them), catching up on social media or watching YouTube videos.
11/07/2016 05:10 EST
The Canadian Women's Foundations' Girls' Fund will help one thousand Canadian girls reach their potential, from age nine to 13 via 22 organizations in 44 communities across Canada. One such organization is the Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, where 17-year-old Nikki met Hailey, who would become her mentor and change the trajectory of her athletic life.
10/14/2016 08:58 EDT
When we think about Group Travel, sometimes it can be hard not to think about a busload of weary passengers being shuffled
10/07/2016 12:33 EDT
Navigating safe online behaviour has become a huge concern for parents of kids today, as they try to find the balance between allowing their children to access online information for fun and for educational reasons, while protecting them from being taken advantage of by sexual predators and other online risks, from a very early age.
10/04/2016 02:07 EDT
A recent survey done for Presidents Choice Financial revealed that while only 44 per cent of millennial parents would have considered regular savings on groceries a high priority before kids, 76 per cent of this group agree grocery savings are highly appealing today. But groceries aren't the only thing they're looking to save money on.
10/03/2016 02:17 EDT
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