When I first discovered that both of my school-aged children were to be on the older end of split-grade classes for the new school year, I felt divided.
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According to recent headlines, letting your kids walk to school on their own puts them in harm’s way.
It’s back to school time and Facebook is blowing up with memes, videos, and whiny posts about the school supplies lists that are pestering parents as September approaches.
It wasn’t until the recent anti-racism rally in Vancouver that I more carefully considered how much I wanted to tell to my young children about all that is happening in the world, and whether or not it would be worthwhile to involve them in the events that ensue as a result.
When I worked in a bar during my college years, it wasn’t uncommon for inebriated imbeciles to grope my rear, or comment on my cleavage as I tried to wiggle past their overly-crowded tables to place their orders.
Last year my son decided to take a hip hop class. He showed up to each class bursting with enthusiasm, and when the day came to perform on stage with his peers, he danced with confidence.
It started as a knotted rag dipped in honey in the early 1900s, and was later patented as a baby comforter comprised of a latex tip and a plastic shield and ring, created by a New York company called Binky Baby Products (a brand name that eventually evolved into a generic term for the scandalous suckers).
When I first saw the headline of a story shared earlier this week by CBC called, “Want to be happier? Hire a housekeeper,” I thought to myself, “Duh.”
A few years ago - before child number three was born - we took our two young children on our first family vacation - a seven-day cruise through Mexico.
It’s no secret that party guests scoff at baby shower games.
Kids running barefoot through grassy meadows and sandy beaches, with dirt on their faces and half-dead butterflies clasped between their tiny hands. Streaks of red Freezie dye colouring the corners of their mouths as they giggle and play with their pals until dusk. Schedules have been tossed and boredom banished because there’s plenty to do when yo
A few months ago, it was announced that Prince George would be attending a private day school where “best friend” relationships are currently banned from the schoolyard.
The words “Barbie. Ken. Meet the new crew” splash across the screen as `80s-style night club music serenades the new line of Fashionista dolls recently released by Mattel.
My face flushes as I respond to the question that I’m asked about on an almost daily basis now that the last month of school is coming to a close: “Do you have any big plans for the summer?” .
As I drove a boisterous carload of seven-year-old boys to soccer practice, I asked how many of them had fidget spinners, and not surprisingly, all but one raised their hands.
My son was recently at a birthday party.
There’s nothing I love more than holding my child’s hand as we stroll down the street, so when my oldest dropped my hand and ran ahead at school drop off for the first time, I felt a little hurt.
A series of child abduction social experiments were conducted and shared through social media by YouTube sensation Joey Salads, and the results have parents second-guessing their methods when it comes to educating their kids about “stranger danger”.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and like most moms, I’m excitedly anticipating the reveal of this year’s handcrafted gifts. I love how my kids tease me with hints while vowing not to tell me what they’ve been making at school, as if I don’t know what’s coming.
It’s easy to make excuses for not voting - especially as a parent.