As my oldest enters his teenage years and begins to go through new physical changes, much of his innocence and his behaviour begins to transition to something much more complicated. Although I like to think that he is still relatively approachable and has a good head on his shoulders, I do caveat to myself that…
What You Need to Know About Surviving the Fourth Trimester
By Leslie Campos, Contributor (Image courtesy of Pexels) When a new mother thinks about the changes that come with pregnancy, it’s easy to focus on the first three trimesters and forget all about the fourth. The fourth trimester is often overlooked, yet it can be one of the most difficult times for a new mom….
Small Business Success for Parents with Disabilities
Leslie Campos, Guest Contributor Are you a parent with a disability and determined to start your own business? If so, you’re not alone. This article shows you how to create a small business plan and use it to grow your company. You’ll also learn about other resources to help you succeed, including funding opportunities, marketing…
Sugar Reduction for Kids
Most of my arguments with the kids are related to sugar, whether buying it for them (or not), them begging for desserts and sweet snacks, and the sense of entitlement they have assuming that every meal needs to be capped off with something sweet. I have to admit I am not exactly the best role…
7 Household Organization Tips to Save Parents Time, Money and Sanity
Leslie Campos, Guest Contributor Cover Image: Pexels Anyone with kids knows how quickly life can move from calm to chaotic. Staying organized is essential for a smooth household. Yet, many organization “tips” are complicated and hard to maintain. Here are seven simplified ideas for organizing your household without wasting time, spending tons of money or…
Establishing a family “People Charter”
I’ve always found it challenging to deal with children when it comes to over criticism versus explaining some of the nuances of dealing with people. Where do we draw the line between setting some basic social structure for the little guys versus allowing them to be free in expressing themselves? Obviously there is no right…
Fighting Entitlement with a Dose of Perspective
I have written about not guilting kids, and that doing so actually has more negative effects than benefits. But there is a fine line between guilting and readjusting a child’s perspective. Especially when it comes to being grateful, empathetic, and understanding. If you are too careful about avoiding any guilt trips, you may run the…
Don’t Go Break”fast” Their Heart
Horrified that your kids want to make you breakfast? Here are some thoughts that might help.
Stop Being a Robotic Cleaner
At some point you’ll realize one day that you’ve been going through the motions and become a house cleaner 24/7. If you’re OCD like me, you’ll have to deal with it, these tips may help.
Talking About Multiculturalism with Kids
Living in a multicultural society brings up questions – and its worth having that discussion with kids early and in a positive and mature way.