7 Reasons I’m A Mean Mom (But Not A Bad One)

7 Reasons I’m A Mean Mom (But Not A Bad One)

More than once, my 4 year old has screamed as he heads to time out that I have ruined his fun or his day or his life. I've gotta admit, it stings just a little, but when I started to reflect, I realized he's at least partially right. Sometimes I do ruin his fun. And that probably does ruin his day. But I feel pretty confident that none of the mean things I'm doing are gonna ruin his life. So I'm coming to terms with my meanness and telling myself it's okay.

7 Places To Hide From Your Kids During Quarantine

7 Places To Hide From Your Kids During Quarantine

You love your kids. I know you do. And I love mine. But sometimes, you just need a minute. Whether you're taking it to dip into your secret candy stash, or just need a moment of silence, it can be hard to find a spot to get away from it all. I've come up with this handy list of hiding spots to help you out in case you're out of ideas.

Why Playing With Your Kids Sucks

Why Playing With Your Kids Sucks

Now, before you prepare my trophy for “Worst Mommy Of All Time”, hear me out. I’m not saying your children suck. I’m saying playing with them sucks. I’m also not saying that spending time with your children sucks. I don't mean playing at the park or going for a picnic. I'm talking quarantine-type games. And colouring. And building stuff. If you disagree with me, congratulations. But if you’re willing to hear me out, I think you'll agree that I've got a pretty compelling argument.

Why You’ve Gotta Check Out The Airport Playground in Calgary!

Why You’ve Gotta Check Out The Airport Playground in Calgary!

This is a sponsored post for The Airport Playground at Currie, but all opinions are my own (and my kids'!) As a mom of two kiddos under three, I'm always on the hunt for awesome playgrounds where my little guys can explore with as much independence as possible, and for as long as possible. I'm [...]

Al Fresco… At Last!

Al Fresco… At Last!

This post is affiliated with Wayfair.ca. All opinions are my own! I'm knocking on wood, holding my breath, and crossing my fingers as I write this, but it seems that spring might ACTUALLY be here to stay in Calgary. We've survived winter and second winter, the birds are singing and all of the snow has melted [...]

The Gift I Hope to Give My Kids

The Gift I Hope to Give My Kids

Sometimes it's hard living 3 hours away from my family, especially now that we have kids. I've been fortunate to sneak in a lot of visits with my parents over this past 11 months since I've been on maternity leave with our second baby. After my mom and dad left today, I was reflecting on [...]

Are You Ready to Have Kids? Take This Handy Quiz to Find Out!

Are You Ready to Have Kids? Take This Handy Quiz to Find Out!

More than once, I have found myself shaking my head as I ask myself, Is this what I signed up for? And then I realize that, as a parent, whether I knew it or not at the time, this is exactly what I signed up for.

Anatomy of a Toddler Playdate

Anatomy of a Toddler Playdate

As the days of sipping lattes while getting a pedicure with your girlfriend while your baby sleeps peacefully next to you in his carseat are long gone, you are likely to find yourself desperate for adult conversation in a more manageable setting. It seems like a no-brainer. Enter the playdate.

Lies I Tell My Toddler

Lies I Tell My Toddler

A friend of mine recently posted an Instagram story featuring some of the lies she has told her kids to make her life as a parent a little bit easier and a lot more entertaining. When I saw her post, it inspired me to do a little digging to see what kinds of stories other parents are telling their kids to help them get through the day with a chuckle or two. When I originally posted the question, I thought I was going to get a huge variety of crazy answers, but what I found instead was kind of fascinating. Imagine my surprise when, over the course of a couple of days, I started to realize that we are all lying to our kids about the same things.

My Boss Is A Tyrant, But I Can’t Bring Myself to Quit

My Boss Is A Tyrant, But I Can’t Bring Myself to Quit

Some days, it's hard to get out of bed. I certainly don't get paid enough for some of the things this job entails (and by enough, I mean at all), but something keeps me coming back.