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Comic Relief: Kathy Buckworth creates her own teen cell phone contract

Kathy Buckworth counters the earnest teen phone contracts floating around the Internet with her version for managing appropriate smartphone usage.

Travel to Club Med’s Val Thorens

The ski resort puts its signature all-inclusive stamp on the French Alps.

Mommy Laugh Track: School’s in. When’s the first holiday?

As the allure of the first day of school wears off, my kids are already plotting how to stay home. THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER IS LIKE THE START OF THE NEW YEAR FOR MOST MOMS. That giddy feeling of starting fresh; kids at the front door, faces...

Mommy Laugh Track: Lazy, Hazy – No, Make That Crazy – Days of Summer

Think you can get some down time like when you were younger? Don’t kid yourself! From the time I was old enough to hold down my first part-time job, the words “summer vacation” started to lose their lustre. Gone were the days of bike riding, hanging with friends by a...

Mommy Laugh Track: A How-to Guide for Allowances

To Pay or Not to Pay Mom, can I have my allowance?” is a question I hear once a week. Yes, I am one of those parents who pay my children to do chores around the house. I know that in recent years, some parenting philosophies say it’s wrong to pay...

Mommy Laugh Track: How to Spot a Fake

“Mom? My stomach hurts…” Yep. Must be a school day. I believe there is a bylaw in the Children’s Charter that states they may in fact not utter these words on a weekend. I know this because (and don’t tell my kids), when I was a child I was...

Mommy Laugh Track: Brace Yourself for Breakfast

The most annoying meal of the day YES, YES, WE KNOW BREAKFAST IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY. Yes, yes, it helps your kids to use their brains more effectively at school, and for adults it’s supposed to assist in sticking to a calorie appropriate...

Mommy Laugh Track: Think Halloween is Frightening? How About Having a Child?

As ghosts and goblins abound this Halloween I’m reminded of something even more frightening – parenthood! This occurred to me the other day when friends of mine announced they were expecting their first baby. Immediately two thoughts went through my head: 1) Thank goodness it’s them and not me (at...

Mommy Laugh Track: Growth Opportunities

Summer vacation and playground politics reveal that sometimes the lessons learned outside the classroom are the ones that stick the most. You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ‘tis the schoolboys who educate him. –Ralph Waldo Emerson After a summer off from formal education, it can be hard for kids to...

Mommy Laugh Track: Home Tweet Home

Parent bloggers - especially moms - find the online world an ideal place to vent about their kids We’ve all heard the term “Democratic Parenting”, which to the best of my knowledge involves allowing the children to have a voice in making their own decisions… otherwise known as Chaos and...

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