Making room for fun

Let’s face it, finding time can be tough for families these days with all the things expected of us by

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Survival Guide to Parent-Teacher Interviews

It’s getting to be about that time when schools schedule their parent-teacher interviews, which can sometimes be an unpleasant experience

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Make Halloween Great Again

I should start by saying that I don’t hate all of Halloween. I like the dressing up of it, though

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Not Too Old To Cuddle

I get it that kids become less dependant on physical affection from their parents as they grow older. They move

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Going to the dance

Ah, grade school dances – kids standing around awkwardly in homogeneously gendered groups, eating snacks, sneaking lots of glances across

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Taking a break

I’m not sure if everyone’s kids are like this, but mine sometimes need a stimulus break. Take this weekend for

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Left to Their Devices

I don’t want to sound like a Luddite here, but I think parents need to consider carefully how their kids

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Calling names

My middle son tried out for a rep soccer team the other day. It wasn’t the team he’s been playing

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Bed time

I don’t know if other parents experience this, but bedtime misbehaviour seems to come in waves around our house. We’ll

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The Great Flood of 2017

This time last year I wrote a post about how I don’t have the same emotions about kids going back

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