Tag Archives: children
I’ve always been an athletic person. Even in my older, chubbier dad years, I still feel like I can hold my own on a sports field. I got this from my Dad. In a bittersweet and cruel twist of fate, I lost my father on the same day my wife found out that we were pregnant with our first child. Regrettably, I never got the chance to sit down and talk dad stuff with him. I didn’t get to ask him questions about my youth, or his for that matter and that’s one of those things that you regret as … Continue reading
Going on a babymoon seems to be the latest trend these days. During my first pregnancy, it never even crossed our minds. We were doing a complete renovation on our house, and since Kyle was to be born in September, we spent most of the summer at the cottage. That made it feel like enough of a vacation for us. But this time around, I’m due at the end of January. Which makes it seem like it will be a VERY long winter. And since we don’t have as much on the go as we did two years ago, I … Continue reading
Most people assume that if they have boys, they won’t run into the same issues that girls typically have. Specifically, issues relating to clothes. Well, not so and I have a two-year old boy to prove it. Kyle has decided to show us his independence through his choice of clothes. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as the colour. In fact, Kyle insists on wearing brand name clothes only. Now, I’m not talking brand name like Hugo Boss, Louis Vitton or Lacoste. I’m talking, Elmo, Thomas, Cars and smurfs. Unless it’s one of those, he refuse to wear it. The problem … Continue reading
If there’s one thing my husband and I don’t agree on (ya right… 1 thing), it is with regards to feeding our two-year old son. Our disagreement stems from years of being raised on different spectrums of food ideologies. Growing up, my school lunches consisted of mostly either Nutella on bread or sour cream and olives / pickles on bread (I loved eating this!). For breakfast we could have our cereal of choice, full of sugar or not, and dinner always consisted of soup, chicken and a side dish. I never questioned this eating style and to be honest, I … Continue reading
My daughter has recently begun Potty Training and as a lot of parents will attest, the best way to keep them interested in this monumental event, is with incentives. Obviously, the title of the post is misleading because it’s clear that Daddy is not the only one working on the potty training. I am helping though…and that entitles me to a little bit of the credit, lol! My son, who was brilliant beyond his years, held out for Diecast Cars from the Cars the Movie. That meant we were paying a whopping $5.99 per poop! If this were possible in … Continue reading
If you’re a parent, you’ve most likely seen the newest cover of TIME Magazine which shows a mother with her 3 year-old son breastfeeding while standing on a chair, with the headline “Are you mom enough?”. I first took notice of it last Thursday when just about every other post on my Facebook News Feed had the picture of the cover on it with a tag line question such as “What kind of mom do you want to be?” While most mothers reading this were uneasy with the picture or disagreed with attachment parenting, the majority of mothers were just … Continue reading
And since then…I haven’t figured out a DAMN thing.