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Not So Perfect Parenting

Kathy, a work-at-home mother of three, remembers dropping her daughter: “This is one of those memories I relive in slow motion because I can’t quite believe it happened! It was at that time of day when everything falls apart. My daughter was tired and cranky and so was I....

What a Trip

Shove over! If you are about to embark on a road trip, will the backseat be squished all the way to the cottage? If you have other siblings, will they be resentful if they have to bunk together? How well do you know this kid? It’s better to invite a friend you...

Raising Davis: Parenting Like Their Parents Did

My mom’s famous line when life took a bad turn was, “This is going to be an adventure!” She would use this expression regardless of the magnitude of the situation. Whether we ran out of gas at the side of the road or her telling us, her three children,...

I Never Expected That

Mourning lost mojo Sex therapist Ian Kerner, PhD, author of She Comes First: the Thinking Man’s Guide to Pleasuring a Woman, and father of two sons. “I didn’t really understand how hard the sleeplessness was going to be on one’s intimate life. The choice becomes, ‘Shall I sleep, or shall...

Get your kids to love their Sitter

“Find the right sitter for your family; it ‘s important,” says Rebecca Craig, owner of Babysitting Whistler in Whistler, BC. “If you find someone bright and fun and who takes initiative, your kids will love spending time with the sitter. And if you’re lucky enough to find a sitter your...

Raising Davis: Housework

I may be in the minority, but the truth is that I don’t take enormous pride in my home. I want it to be comfortable, clean and know where stuff is when I need it. If that stuff happens to be on the counter, stuffed in a drawer, an...

One Dad’s Opinion

WOMEN STILL DO THE MAJORITY OF THE DOMESTIC HOUSEHOLD CHORES even in families in which both parents work outside the home. As a married dad with a full-time job and a wife who also works outside the home, my immediate reaction is twofold: Way to go fellow dads. And, how...

A Dad Shares 15 Parenting Secrets

All advice should be taken with a grain of salt, although experience is a great teacher. My parents passed some thoughts on to me while others were learned along the way. Maybe some of them will be useful to you. 1 Teach your children to make eye contact with the...

Balancing a Second Child

READY FOR SECONDS?    Is it time to start balancing another child? Adding a second child more than doubles the workload and the jump to two kids is the most trying, be prepared for some starling changes to your life. BALANCING ACT         Richard Wutzke, a financial planner, remembers the shock when...

Barenaked Dads Exposed

When you think about the family lives of the Barenaked Ladies, you probably think the most challenging part of parenting would be finding time at home. We thought that, too. We were, however, happily surprised to learn that Steve, Ed, Kevin, Jim and Tyler all have not only found...

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