This one goes out to all the moms. Whether you’re a stay at home mom, a work at home mom, a work outside the home mom, or maybe all of the above! Despite the fact that it is almost 2017, moms everywhere are still under incredible pressures to be and do all. Moms still get judged for every little failure, while Dads are praised for the smallest contributions.
Shopping for a baby book was one of my favourite things to do when I was pregnant. I loved looking through my baby book with my Mom, and imagined having the same ritual with my children. Always looking for an excuse to spend hours in a bookstore even before I was pregnant, I scoured the shelves, flipping through book after book until I found the one that was just right for my precious bundle.
Life can be crazy busy when you’re a mom juggling work, school, kid activities, and managing everything at home. Add a health problem to the mix and suddenly all of those balls you were keeping in the air have just caught fire. We're at a new stage in time management with more and more families ditching the cute “mom calendar” in favour of digital technology that keeps everyone on track.
There are many things I love about being a WAHM (that's work at home mom, for those in the know). There is almost never a traffic jam in my commute (unless I have to go anywhere near the bathroom - one is just NOT enough for 4 people)! Every day is casual Friday, and yes casual means pyjamas and/or a bathrobe. Plus I can multi-task with the best of them, getting in a load of laundry, a quick workout and catch up on my latest Netflix addiction all on my lunch break! All of those perks start to lose their shine once summer rolls around, though.
If you're a mom who suffers from unrelenting stomach problems, I feel your pain (literally!) I’ve spent countless hours making lists of pharmacies, and locating public bathrooms on maps within walking distance of the various attractions for family events. Not your typical vacation planning list, but one that was vital for me to make it through a family trip. In situations when you're traveling or having fun with your family, spontaneity goes right out the window. Needless to say, my stomach problems had affected my entire family.
The final school bell has rung for kids across Canada, and parents everywhere are making their summer plans. Vacations, summer camps, road trips and lazy days at the beach might all make the cut, but is school on the list?
This scene is a common one for parents...you're outside enjoying a beautiful day playing in the sun with your kids when a you hear a blood-curdling scream. The culprit? A bee has flown too close to the action, scaring your little one. Sound familiar? Many kids have some level of apprehension around bees and other insects, but they play such an important role in our lives. Consider this: a whopping 33% of our food is made possible by bee pollination. No bees means saying goodbye to many of your favourite fruits, vegetables, nuts, and even your coffee.