Be mindful of your kids

This is just a reminder to well-intentioned parents out there to be mindful of your kids and treat them as humans not as playthings, especially around family and close friends.  I am guilty of this too where I tend to pressure my son to hug and kiss every single person (when only handshake can suffice…

Playful Pizza Sliders

These are perfect for kids, PERFECT!  They will love them, they can help customize them and they are absolutely delicious.  They are also great for picnics and the keep well for any other snackable occasion.  Easy to make, below you’ll see how you can mass produce these sliders in no time, and the taste is…

Baby Strollers – A thought

Baby trolleys or strollers – they are more than a wagon to carry your baby from A to B – oh let me count the way.  In fact I am considering carrying them around long after my baby grows up, they are simply so convenient that I honestly don’t know how I lived without them. …

Extra ‘EXTRA’ Curricular

I find myself in an interestingly precarious position with my 8 year old.  I’m all about free time and time for kids to be kids, but he is often bored (despite the emporium of toys that is his room) and his energy levels are through the roof – I mean if you can’t sit still…

Easy cooking ideas with kids

You probably heard this somewhere, but part of getting your kids to appreciate food, and possibly try a few flavours that they wouldn’t otherwise, is to get them involved in the kitchen in prepping, especially the cooking part.  I usually like to involve my little guy not only for that – but as a welcome…

Keeping it real: Stranger-safety talk

It is bound to happen, that talk about being aware, slightly paranoid, and uneasy around strangers to protect your kids from possible dangers.  It is hard to have this talk not because you don’t want the best for your children, but because in essence you are taking another step to less innocence in their lives. …

Kid Birthday Parties – A thought or two

Am I the only one who finds that children birthday parties are getting out of hand?  Some may give wedding parties and wedding planning a run for their money.  Depending on your disposable income, I get why you would want to celebrate the key milestones of your precious little ones with as much fanfare as…

Money sense for kids

Starting kids early with anything is a great approach, even if it means exposing them to ideas that they won’t have to stress about until they are adults.  Talking about death, politics and how it facts everyday life, and even the environment are a definite yes.  Money is no exception, and dealing with money, appreciating…

When is it too early to take them to daycare

This question will continue to be answered in 50 different ways; it all comes down to the parent working situation and the child’s readiness; in some cases the parent’s readiness.  Not having the luxury to extend your home stay with your child and going back to work is the only option; this can make the…

Kids Winter Clothes – A Nightmare

Winter brings increased anxiety and almost “Dread”-like symptoms to most parents.  It’s one thing for those without children to deal with extra layers, gloomy darkness, and bulky boots – but to worry about an additional set of clothing layers or two depending on how many kids you have is panic inducing.  The amount of dirty…