Sep 30 2014

Toddlers Can Be Crazy, Contradictory, And Irrational Beasts

SO WHY SHOULD YOU (SOMETIMES) BEND TO THE WILL OF YOUR HALF-PINT DICTATOR?

by: Tanya Enberg

We can’t please toddlers for a pretty simple reason: they can be impossible to please.

At just two years old, our son is a mighty force to be reckoned with. He is sweet, so, so sweet, and loving, and kind. He is generous with hugs (I want a big hug, mommy, he frequently asks), and he has me wrapped around his soft little finger.

Sep 24 2014

It's When Yoga Stresses You Out That You Need It The Most

Put Down The Coffee and Go

by: Tanya Enberg

Get To Your Yoga Class

Jittery with bitten nails, a jumpy heart rate and too many coffee refills, I knew there was only one way out of this state — yoga. 

Must do yoga.

It was this thought that prompted me to race around the house one recent morning to try and make a 9:15 class (even though exercising at my own pace on my own schedule is much preferred).

There was just enough time to get there, though it required skipping that next cup of coffee, which wasn’t a strong selling point for getting out the door.

Sep 23 2014

Surviving Small Spaces: The Family Edition

Or How Two Adults, A Toddler, And A Dog Vacationed In a Tiny One-Room Cottage

by: Tanya Enberg

Or How Two Adults, A Toddler, And A Dog Vacationed In a Tiny One-Room Cottage

“I’ll try it for a day or two, but I doubt I’ll last a week,” I said to my husband.

We’d just arrived, along with our two-year-old son and Maggie-the-dog, to a teeny tiny Georgian Bay cottage we’d rented for a week.

The cottage was 500-square-feet, snuggled into the aptly named Snug Harbour.

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The Face, The Voice, The Blog!

After spending years pulling her hair out writing for national newspapers, magazines and online publications, journalist Tanya Enberg is now pulling her hair for an entirely different reason — trying to learn the rather chaotic rhythms of parenting.

When Tanya and her hubby were planning to start a family, she had no idea just how difficult the parenthood job would be, or how deliriously in love she would fall with their newborn squish. The intensity of joy that arrived with motherhood is incredible, mind boggling and, yes, unexpected.

Fact: Until her son’s birth, Tanya had only ever changed one diaper, and that was on a plastic doll in pre-natal class and still she found it very, very challenging. Now, she can almost change diapers in her sleep and sometimes has.

Oh, and she’s since learned all about onesies (and secretly wishes she could get away with wearing one), been peed on many, many times and has expertly mastered the art of the afternoon nap.

As a lifelong travel junkie, Tanya is the co-founder of the website ChicSavvyTravels.com who hopes their little guy will also be bitten by the jet setting bug.

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