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Show me the money, Mommy

11/01/2012

Categories Parenting

Two of my kids have Post It notes stuck to the fridge which read "Money Mom Owes Me." The irony of this is not lost when I've known that the average cost of raising a child in Canada is...

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Gratitude can't be imposed by Sara Dimerman

10/13/2012

Categories Parenting

Even though Thanksgiving Day is behind us, we can still reflect on what it means to be grateful. Thanks + giving = Thanksgiving. Time to reflect on what you've been given and to give thanks back....

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Private Schools and Academics

10/13/2012

Categories Parenting

Do private schools only focus on academics? This is certainly a perception some people have. Just because your child isn't an A-plus student, it doesn't mean he or she isn't cut out for private...

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Funny Mommy by Kathy Buckworth

10/02/2012

Categories Parenting

"You look good!" "For someone who's had four kids." "Especially since one of those kids is 21." Okay stop. In fact, stop two sentences ago. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that...

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Make Your Bed by Sara Dimerman

10/02/2012

Categories Parenting

You wonder why something that requires as little physical effort as lifting, shaking and smoothing out a duvet cover would warrant as much nagging effort on your part every morning.

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That's Historically Funny by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

09/05/2012

Categories Parenting

"Learning doesn't take a vacation." Okay, like most annoying moms, I said it, and this summer, I tried to live it. During a family vacation to London, England, I attempted to make our visit a...

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Prepare for Life

09/05/2012

Categories Parenting

Did you know that injuries are the leading cause of death for those aged 1 to 44 years old? And were you aware that drowning is the leading cause of death in children aged 1 to 4? Nonetheless, only...

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Why Piano Lessons Are Important

09/04/2012

Categories Parenting

Watching television and playing computer games affect how a child learns and how a child thinks. When we watch television, our brains undergo a similar process to being hypnotized -- observe a...

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I'm Bored! (during the summer holidays)

08/05/2012

Categories Parenting Family Fun

By this time of year, even parents are looking forward to a break from school - getting up early to make lunches, driving to and from extra curricular activities and dealing with homework hassles....

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How to Safety Proof Your Home Pool By: Diana Goodwin, AquaMobile Swim School

06/21/2012

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

Have a backyard pool? You are probably enjoying the benefits of increased exercise, cooling off after a long day, and being the envy of all your friends. But it is important to remember that a home...

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Disassembling Dinner Parties by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

06/17/2012

Categories Parenting

I had a dinner party this weekend. It was a Hunger Games themed dinner party which may or may not have included a 'Pin the Arrow on Katniss' Face' competition. But not all dinner parties have to be...

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Tips for getting families outside all year around

06/06/2012

Categories Parenting Family Fun

There are a lot of things parents can do to get their kids outside, regardless if you live in Toronto or in Orlando. Here are my tips for getting families outside all year around.

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Constantly struggling with your ex about parenting issues?

05/28/2012

Categories Parenting

Whether you created a parenting plan years ago that now requires a change or you would like to put one in place now to ensure more stability and routine around your parenting roles, mediation can...

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Mother's DAY? Try The Year of Mom by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

04/30/2012

Categories Parenting

There is so much emphasis on the second Sunday in May, it's no wonder most of the time it ends up in disappointment and dissatisfaction. Sort of like cramming a year's worth of love into...

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Warmer Temperatures Can Be Dangerous To Grades!

04/27/2012

Categories Parenting

Midterms have come and gone. Spring Break will soon be a distant memory. The days are getting warmer, and what's left of the school year can be counted in weeks. But for students, the arrival of...

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Online Rules for Out of Line Kids by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

04/16/2012

Categories Parenting

I've always believed in the parenting principle of finding out what your kids like the most--and then taking it away from them as a form of punishment. The thing is, kids are very transparent, or...

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Financial Literacy for All Learning Styles

04/02/2012

Categories Parenting

Literacy can be defined as the ability to understand all forms of communication, be it through reading, speaking, listening and viewing.

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Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist

04/02/2012

Categories Parenting

A lifelong healthy smile is much easier when you're not scared to visit the dentist! It's really important for your little ones to have a good first visit. Kids should be made to feel comfortable...

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Teen Consequences

03/31/2012

Categories Parenting

Through my practice as a Life Coach, I have discovered that there are too many teenagers that are making poor choices. These teens are from 'good homes' and in fact they are good kids but they are...

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Snips & Snails? Or Sugar & Spice? by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

02/29/2012

Categories Parenting

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. That?s what Little Boys are made of. What sick freak thought that up? And really? Little Girls are made up of Sugar and Spice and EVERYTHING nice? Really?

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