Browsing Category Parenting

The One Life Lesson I Hope My Sons Learn

It’s a simple lesson that I learned from my grandfather and father. One I’ve not always implemented well, but is so simple.

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This Is Me In Grade 9

I got a stunning realization at my high school reunion this weekend: people don’t really change all that much. Who you are in Grade 9 is who you likely are, for the rest of our life.

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5 Ways Not To Hate Your Wife After Having Kids

How Not To Hate Your Husband After Having Kids proposes the absolutely wrong theory: that it’s the man’s fault marriages are filled with conflict. Nope. Let me share how not to hate your wife.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide For Fitness, Foodies, and Fashionistas

No matter what the mom in your life is into, this Mother’s Day gift guide has her me time or hobby covered.

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Losing My Job Turned Out To Be The Best Thing That Could Have Happened

Losing my job was just the beginning of my DadCAMP adventures. Here’s the story of how I was inspired to create a community of engaged parents supporting involved fatherhood.

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We Need To Talk About Bloggers Using Kids For Clicks

By definition, bloggers using kids is what happens when you’re a blogger who writes about family life. But we need to be hyper away about how, why, who, and when.

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How The Duke Of Edinburgh Blazed The Path Of The Modern SAHD

Was the Duke of Edinburgh the first SAHD? He might have been the most famous of what is becoming a modern trend, but watching him in Netflix’s The Crown, his struggle is front and centre.

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How Neil Zeller Was Mentored And Mentors Others

Having a mentor help blaze your path is crucial to success. I use Neil Zeller to help me as an amateur photographer, children with challenges need deeper help and the Boston Pizza Foundation helps.

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My Son’s First Date?

My son is far too young to be going on a date, but watching him roller skate and talk with a classmate this weekend had me realizing how close I am to the ‘first date’ day arriving.

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Calgary Dads Have A Facebook Group

A Facebook group for Calgary dads has sprouted up to help guys network, share ideas about our kids, get a break, and redefine what being a modern man is all about.

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#PARENTFAIL: That Time I Left My Son In A Parking Lot

We all get to have a big #ParentFail moment in our lives, some are bigger than others, some more serious than others, some you just have to laugh about.

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How Sick Does Your Kid Have to Be to Miss School?

What are the rules about keeping home a sick kid to miss school? We all have a different bar, and too many of us are sending our kids to school sick. Sorry.

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11 Ways To Describe #KidsIn5Words

How would you describe #Kidsin5words? Here are some of the best answers Twitter served up for this trending hashtag.

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Spoiler Alert: Kids Are Expensive

How much does it cost to raise a child? A lot. Kids are expensive. It’s a truism of life. Here’s how much it costs, and how much more it’s going to cost just to get them out of the nest.

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A Balloon For Ben Helps To See The Big Picture

Cineplex is back with another beautiful short film this season and with it comes .. a bit of a guilt trip for parents.  For me, it’s the kind of guilt trip I get when Cat’s In…

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