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Meet the challenges of digital parenting with Xnspy

Technology and digital applications like social network sites, Instant Messaging, emails etc. are great but we shouldn’t forget that technology can lead to co-presence in which individuals pay more attention to the people on the other end of a phone conversation than to those who are present in the same room. This digital world hasContinue Reading …

Choosing to Enjoy Canadian Winters Again

If you live in Canada, you know what winter here is like. Snow, wind and very cold temperatures causing many people to want to stay indoors and hibernate until spring. You would think after all these years we would be use to our winters, but every year they seem colder and snowier. As a kidContinue Reading …

4 Ways for Moms to Rekindle Their Social Life in their 30s

Being a mom is hard work and motherhood requires laser-sharp focus and a never-ending supply of patience. However, just because you’re a good mother, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself from time to time. Though, it can be tough to hash out a schedule that allows you some personal free time. After all, kidsContinue Reading …

Too Young for a Crush

Having three older kids I find there is not much I have not experienced as far as being a parent. My youngest who is nine has lots of friends. Most of her friends are all the oldest with younger siblings. They have wonderful parents and I have become friends with many of them. But weContinue Reading …

9 Part-Time Jobs for Stay-at-Home Parents

Do you get a lump in your throat when you drop your child off at daycare in the morning? Many parents have anxiety about leaving their children while they go to work. Fortunately, we live in an age in which innovative technology has made it easy to work from home. Here are nine possible part-timeContinue Reading …

The Challenge of Hosting a December Birthday Party

Sigh! Every year we start off the month with such excitement just for me to end up being stressed, depressed and a bit grumpy. My mood change has nothing to do with the holidays but to do with other parents and their lack of RSVPing to my daughter’s December birthday party. When my daughter wasContinue Reading …

Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Halloween is just around the corner and that leaves many preparing to look for costumes, candy, décor and so much more. There is a lot of preparation that goes into celebrating Halloween but many don’t think about how they can keep their pets safe over Halloween. Our pets are our best friends and members ofContinue Reading …

Style & Function for Back-to-School #BackToBackpacks

There are certain things my kids get new at the beginning of every school year. A new backpack is one of these things. They seem to be really rough on them throughout the year and often need replacing. But they also grow and their needs grow. What they carry around, their style and their wantsContinue Reading …