Queen of the less-than-perfect comeback gives son advice on how to be assertive


I just thought of a really good comeback for that cranky, rude woman…the one who, at Tim Hortons, complained that my crying baby was disturbing her… …too bad that incident happened five years ago. Yes, I am one who will think up a deliciously, witty response…just, a bit too late. Other than George Costanza, I […]

My 3-year-old has a temper like Taylor Swift


My two young sons were arguing recently. It wasn’t an unusual occurrence. However, when they settled down, my youngest son turned to me and, with a huge smile, sang, “Now we have bad blood, it used to be mad love.” Innocent enough. But what do I say when he asks me about the lyrics with […]

Parenting…mostly with my head above water


I’ve been treading water well lately. I can go for about 90 seconds. Knowing that I have two young sons and a pool in the backyard, my instructor wants me to be able to get to the point where I can tread, while managing the weight of a child. I’m fine when I have my […]

I hit the wall, but kept going


Back in June, when my cousin first asked me to do WIPEOUTrun, I was immediately taken back to grade 8 gym class. “Ugh…my face feels kinda hot…did I miss the ball? Where’s the ball?” Fears and negative self-talk filled my mind. “What if I can’t make it over the wall?” “Monkey bars? Oh man, I […]

Inspired to do some cool sh*t…but wait, I have to change my son’s diaper first


I recently read the book “Do Cool Sh*t,” by Miki Agrawal, thinking it would give me some much-needed inspiration after being at home with the kids for almost five years. And, although it is a very good read – filled with practical business-start up tips and memorable anecdotes – I was left feeling old and […]

Travel Review – Great Wolf Lodge


Great Wolf Lodge is an ideal option for a quick getaway with the family. And, although the priority of the magical forest-themed resort is to cater to the imaginations and the size limitations of their younger guests, the entertainment factor engages children of all ages. My family (including two young boys – two and four […]