Microsoft Canada’s Top Picks for Back-to-School

No matter how much we plan ahead, I always feel like we are forgetting something important when it comes to back-to-school. What my youngest needs is not the same as what my teen in high-school needs. When we had the oldest two in post secondary school, their needs were completely different as well. As aContinue Reading …

Goodbye Ironing Hello Downy Wrinkle Releaser

Growing up I had an unrealistic image in my head of what the ‘perfect‘ housewife was: a woman who cooks, cleans, irons, and takes care of the kids while looking polished. I assumed all moms ironed and felt determined to give my family wrinkle free clothes. I really tried to like it: I would setContinue Reading …

Mountain Biking at Sun Peaks Resort #SunPeaks360

When we travel it is not always easy to find activities the entire family enjoys. Our youngest is much younger than the other kids and loves to do different activities than her big brothers. It makes me happy to let her do the things she finds fun and the boys, well they are two yearsContinue Reading …

Parents with Kids in Sports, GET OVER YOURSELVES!

It is a ranty kind of week and I seem to have a lot bugging me this week. Last week while I was not feeling too hot, I ran into a teacher from my teen sons school. He talked about the weather, my kid and sports. My son plays basketball and at 6 ‘4 he isContinue Reading …

Effects of Parental Divorce on Young Adults

You may feel because your children are grown ups and making major life decisions, a parental divorce will hurt less. It doesn’t. Divorce is a tough situation for children regardless of their age. It can be just as draining and heartbreaking for young adults; the older they are, the bigger will be the shock becauseContinue Reading …

NERF Rival Khaos MXVI-4000 Blaster

When it comes to gift giving, the hardest for me to shop for is always my teens. They are young adults who still very much like to have fun. They are active and have energy to burn but are too old for many toys. So what do you buy them? When I want to giveContinue Reading …

How Your Teens Become Responsible Adults

As many of you already know I have four kids, but three are pretty much independent. My oldest lives on her own and has for a few years. My boys are 16 and 18 and still live at home. They are both at the age where they can handle responsibilities and extra tasks with noContinue Reading …

5 Tips to Encourage Teens to Brush Their Teeth this Halloween

Some teens refuse to brush their teeth out of rebellion. Others choose not to because of a lack of interest in hygiene or the fact they never really were taught the right way to take care of their mouths.  Some are just plain lazy. Whatever the reason, it’s important to do whatever you can toContinue Reading …