May 16 2014

Do You Have An Adventure-Seeking Kid?

Your Kids Can Audition For The Grizzly Cup

by: Sharon DeVellis

Auditions For The Grizzly Cup Challenge

If you have an adventure-loving, thrill-chasing, competition-hungry kid, you’re going to want to save the date for this!

Starting on Saturday June 14th, in North Bay, ON, and ending August 16th, in Regina, SK, DisneyXD is casting for the second season of the Grizzly Cup.

May 14 2014

The 10 Easiest Ways To Get Active With Your Kids

It's Time To Get Outside And Get Moving

by: Sharon DeVellis

I’m a huge advocate of kids being active. It scares me when I read how obesity rates are rising and this generation of children may be outlived by their parents. Here are ten simple ways to disconnect with the electronics and reconnect with your family while having fun.

May 2 2014

Ten Best Ways To Respond To "You're So Quiet"

Introverts Of The World Unite

by: Sharon DeVellis

I can be quite quiet in large crowds. Being around a lot of people overwhelms me, so I tend to sit back and mostly listen. This inevitably means at some point someone will say, "You're so quiet."

What the hell do you even say to that?

Up until now I've never had a response, let alone a good one. But thanks to Ask Reddit, I've got my answers in the bag.

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Sharon is a Common Sense Parent which is somewhere in between being free-range and helicopter. She believes in being active as a family and eating well 85% of the time. The other 15% is for the days when she's PMSing and then all bets are off. So far her parenting style has worked wonders for her two boys who astound her on a daily basis but that's not to say she doesn't have time to totally screw it up. She can't teach you how to keep your house clean while balancing a job and motherhood but if you're a mom who's struggling to figure it out, you've found your tribe.

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