I’ll admit it - I watch a lot of TV. I watch NCIS, NCIS: LA, MLB, NCAA basketball and the NHL. What can I say, I’m Canadian and hockey is our national sport. But now that I have preschoolers, I’m re-evaluating my TV habits and our family’s in favour (notice the Canadian spelling) of tablets. I recently read the Common Sense media study called Zero to Eight: Children’s … [Read more...] about Trading My TV for a Tablet: A Parent’s Perspective
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Saving on Back to School Gadgets and Gear
Going back to school this fall looks very different this year and many parents feel stressed trying to adapt to remote learning while also working from home. Not to mention, distancing learning comes with higher costs, too. In fact, the 2020 Back-to-School Survey from Deloitte found that 51% of parents will spend more on internet-based learning resources including virtual … [Read more...] about Saving on Back to School Gadgets and Gear
Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation
Like a lot of families, our summer vacation plans were canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to the days when we can travel again. When we are able, our next vacation will be a home exchange. We got started home exchanging three years ago, and now, it's our favorite way to vacation! So far, we have swapped homes with families in Copenhagen, Ottawa, and Barcelona. … [Read more...] about Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation
Does Your Child Suffer from Technology-Induced Anxiety?
What causes it, and how to fix it. A few months back, I spent the afternoon at the park with a dear friend and his nine-year-old twin boys. While Brad and I savored a day away from our computers and phones, his boys became more anxious as the afternoon progressed, punctuating our walk with choruses of “I’m bored!” Why did three hours of sunshine without ipads, phones, … [Read more...] about Does Your Child Suffer from Technology-Induced Anxiety?
9 Tips That’ll Help You Survive New Motherhood
The following post is in partnership with Mirum Agency. Life as a new mother is exciting, but let’s be honest, it’s also scary, stressful and intimidating. Here we are caring for an itty bitty person we love more than ourselves, and we don’t know what to do, it’s frightening! But, being a new mom doesn’t mean you can’t handle it like a pro. Here are a few tips from moms … [Read more...] about 9 Tips That’ll Help You Survive New Motherhood