Laura Pratt

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Mommy Meltdown

Do you find yourself melting down like the Wicked Witch of the West? Here’s how to find your inner Dorothy. Of course I can’t remember what the argument was about. Or even if it was an argument. I do, however, recall the look in my daughter’s green eyes as they...

Getting Involved In Your Child’s School

Time Well Spent It takes a lot of effort to get involved in your child's school, but experts say it's worth it. The little boy, who was seven, couldn't read.  He couldn't recognize letter sounds.  And he couldn't do a thing to help himself.  His academic salvation rested on the shoulders...

A Single Mom Celebrates Being in Charge

I'm just back from a late-night jaunt with my seven-year-old daughter to a local submarine sandwich joint. It’s 10 p.m. We wore our pyjamas, ate cookies outside the store and, when we got back to the house, watched our favourite reality show and drew tattoos on each other with...