I am, by turns, good cop/bad cop: gently soothing tones tempered with firm reminders to breathe when she begins to get hysterical. This is no ordinary period pain.
Thirty years ago, there were no themes. A party was a party. Guests arrived, played games, ate cake, and...wait for it...watched while we opened our gifts. Here's how to get rid of that birthday stress bring back some of that old-school party charm.
The new form of parental torture is homework, in case you missed the memo. But, parents, I've got your back. I've created my own personal Homework Hustle Playlist for those nights when you just give zero f**ks about whether the homework gets done or even if there is any homework at all.
I sit. Staring blankly at the screen. Avoiding the oh-so-necessary fall decluttering of my office space. I steal glances over at my Instagram feed looking for…what? Inspiration? Distraction? Oooh! A Facebook notification! Procrastination at it’s finest, folks. My bladder (which has never been the same post-pregnancy) is about to explode but I’m forever trying to get just this one more thing done before I waddle off to the bathroom. And, currently, this one more thing is “banging out a blog post which is long overdue.” Let me catch you up. I’ve had a busy week, including two events in downtown Toronto — a rarity for me so, of course, I went. (Because…
So, now I'm sitting here, nursing a glass of wine, aptly named Sibling Rivalry, in light of this evening's shenanigans. And I thought, wouldn't it be brilliant to have wine pairings that match the end-of-the-day mood?
That family calendar? The one sent down from the organizing angels above? That is your new best friend. Turn it into your family's communication hub by assigning a new PaperMate InkJoy gel pen colour to each family member.