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Why Do We Get Frustrated With Our Children?

Today’s guest blogger is Tanya du Plooy, a mom, stepmom and a experienced counselor. Tanya discusses why we get angry, irritated and frustrated with our children as well as what to do about it. Losing Your Cool My first two years of motherhood felt like bliss, until something happened that I wasn’t prepared for. When my daughter turned two, she entered the difficult mischief and tantrum stage. I would get so frustrated that I would have outbursts of anger with my little girl. This made me feel like a failure and a fraud. I considered myself to be a calm, patient

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Travelling with Kids: Flying with a Toddler

Ben is back with a second installment of our travelling with kids series, flying with a toddler. Ben Wolfson has a lot of experience travelling with his young children and, as a result, has a lot of travel wisdom to impart to other parents. Flying with a Toddler Flying with a toddler is a very different experience than flying with a baby. On the plus side, there’s no more milk or formula to worry about, and toddlers are also a bit better at letting you know what the problem is rather than screaming the plane down as you search for the

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Travelling with Kids: Flying with a Baby

Today’s guest blogger is Ben Wolfson and he has a lot of experience travelling with his young children. Today he shares some great ideas to make your airplane travel with a baby easier. Take it away, Ben! I’m from the UK, my wife is from New Hampshire and we have a 5 year old son and a 2 year old daughter. We have flown back and forth across the Atlantic multiple times with the kids, so the following post represents our personal experiences and what we’ve learned from them. Flying with a Baby Flying with a baby is both the

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Is There Value in Exposing Children to Differing Parenting Styles?

Today’s guest blogger, Jim Sullivan, shares his views on the value of exposing our children to two distinct parenting styles. “Rather than being a point of conflict in our marriage, my wife and I view our very different approaches with our children as a blessing that more realistically prepares them for the diversity of management styles they’ll encounter in authority figures throughout their lives” ~ Jim Sullivan Which Parenting Style Do You Use? There are as many parenting styles as there are parents. There are well-intentioned parents who emphasize the importance of allowing children a safe space to be who

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Guest Post: Make Favourite Baby Clothes Into Art

Today’s Guest blogger is Jennifer from A Splendidly Messy Life. We met online but, fun fact, we physically live within an hour from each other! Welcome, Jennifer. * * * * * My name is Jennifer Bairos, and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my husband, our 3 year old son, and our cat. I’m a teacher by day and blogger by night over at A Splendid Messy Life (http://www.asplendidmessylife.com/). I was really inspired to do this DIY because I wanted to somehow save a few of the cute onesies that our son, Seb, was growing out of so

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TBT First Blog Post & Life Update

I was going through some of my older blog posts and I started right at the beginning. My very first blog post (read it here)  was April 14, 2008. The kids were so wee! A had just turned 2 and T was 3 months old. AND I HAD A CLEANING LADY!! Fast forward 7+ years later … I’m the cleaning lady now and, if you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I’ve smartened up and have my now 9 and 7 year old children cleaning with me. I don’t care if it’s perfect, I just care that they contribute to the

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First Week of Summer Break

First of all, HAPPY CANADA DAY to all my Canadians out there!!! This is the first week home with the children since school let out. Last week I was rushing about like a mad-woman decluttering the basement so that we would have a nice area to escape the heat and for movie time where I could get a little bit of a break and catch up on what I need to do. I barely got it done but it’s definitely in good condition for them to play with lots of space! On Sunday night I had a brainstorm on some

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#TBT Learning Themes for Children

It’s so much fun to go back through the blog posts to see what I was doing with the children developmentally. Today’s Throwback Thursday is from March 2009 when Ava was 2 and Travis was 1 years old. It’s always been important to me to have a flexible schedule but also to have some structure to our day. I also enjoy regular themes to get the children excited about learning. I was so organized I had themes set for most of 2009. Have a peek and maybe you will get inspired if you have little ones or a home daycare

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Laser Quest 7th Birthday Party

Happy birthday to my little guy who turns 7 today. He was SO excited for his birthday and we had a week-long countdown until the morning. When they put that much excitement on an event you really hope to make their day special. Not necessarily by spending a lot of money but in creating memories together that they will always treasure. Since Travis is obsessed with hockey and, most recently, in being a goalie, today we started out by gifting him a street hockey goalie set of pads. I think it went over well and he immediately put them on

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Hi! I'm Elizabeth

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