10 Parents You’ll Meet at the Playground

One of the rites of passage in parenthood is spending countless hours at the local playground or park in an attempt to give your children some physical exercise. Once you’ve accumulated enough hours pushing a child on the swings, or […]

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Y Not: the trials of joining a gym as a parent

In an effort to retain some semblance of sanity and shift my winter weight gain (from 2013), I decided that this year, I’d become a gym-goer. Why now? Part of it was setting an example for our kids for maintaining […]

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10 Things About Traveling with a Preschooler

When passing through security, you will realize your 5 year-old’s as-yet undiscovered penchant for sharp, shiny objects hidden in his pockets: “Madam, would you like to store this highly dangerous stiletto-shaped gum wrapper for the duration of your vacation?“ Your […]

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Swimming Lessons

In an effort to make sure my older kids didn’t feel short-changed in the time and attention department with the arrival of their new baby brother, I booked them in for swimming lessons once a week at a local pool. […]

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Third Time Around

The baby is six weeks old today, which means the hubs and I have been parents to three children for the same period. As it turns out, being a third-time parent is something of a watershed. It’s the number at […]

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