Cybertip.ca Every Click Helps #ctipday2016

It’s a feeling deep down in the pit of your stomach.  Something isn’t right.  That picture looked a bit off, and isn’t telling the whole story. Your intuition is screaming at you to do something, but your fear of over reacting, or getting pulled into a mess-that-isn’t-yours takes over.  What if it really isn’t anything? What if it is? Cybertip.ca, operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection,is an integral part of the Government of … [Read more...]

The Joys of Boys… Entering the Teen Years.

So here's the thing... I'm a girl.  I know about girl issues, and girl problems. I know how to keep myself healthy and happy.  Both mentally and physically.  I can sympathize with any 'tween or teen girl, as I was one once.  Only, aside from our four legged family members, I am the only girl in the house. I have a husband and two sons, and I honestly don't know the first real thing about mens' health. I have to stop pretending though, you see … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Baby with Walmart Canada

I was 25 when I found out I was pregnant with my first born.  I knew exactly zilch about what life as a parent would be like.  I still had a lot to learn about my own life, let alone all that I needed to know for this baby.  I turned to those who had done it all before me to learn that is requried for me to be a good mama to the little bambino I was growing.   Almost immediatly I began thinking of a ton of questions and I intended to find the … [Read more...]

Is He Ready For Kintergarten?

Starting school at 4 years old can seem daunting for children and parents alike.  But the big question is, are they ready? My little boy is very bright.  He knows all about the planets and the order they orbit the sun, he has a hard time accepting that Pluto is not a planet...I think he thinks Pluto feels left out.  He knows how to count 1,2,3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 14, level1, level2, level3... and he has known the alphabet inside … [Read more...]

Swimming Lessons!

Every summer I enroll my son Ben in swimming lessons.  We began when he was 5, and beyond timid of the water.  It would take 15 minutes of his 30 minute class just to get him in the water.  His first summer we spend six weeks at the pool every morning, and he did not pass level one. His second year we only spent four weeks at the pool.  Four weeks where his skill advanced so much!  And at the end of his second year he got his first … [Read more...]

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