The post-pandemic emergency kit goes a step further than the emergency kits we built after the 1998 ice storm in Quebec. It includes the extra flashlight and batteries, emergency food storage, an alternative heat source and resources like cash on hand. 2020 has taught us that our emergency kits need updating. The Pre-Pandemic Emergency Plan Traditionally, the goal has been to prepare for emergencies like natural disasters and extreme weather. The steps below were developed with those concerns … [Read more...] about Building the Post-Pandemic Emergency Kit
What are the symptoms of ADHD? I wish there was a blood test or a specific list of predictable symptoms of ADHD that doctors could refer to, but unfortunately, there is not. For us, there were several things that lead to the diagnosis of our son. It wasn't because he was a high energy toddler. All of my children were high energy toddlers, and only one has ADHD. There were a lot of things combined: he started junior kindergarten as one of the oldest kids in the class, yet he was far behind most … [Read more...] about How do you know if your child has ADHD?
An important milestone in the life of a teenager (and their parents) is the first job. Each child will reach that milestone in his/her own time and the average workplace looks for teenagers who are at least 14 - 16 years of age. As a parent, you may be ready for them to get a job before they express the desire. Here are some things to consider when deciding if your child is ready for his/her first job. Financial Desire Some kids have their hands out for money on a daily basis. They want … [Read more...] about How to Know When Teenagers are Ready for their First Job
I just watched the latest episode of This Is Us, like I do most Wednesday mornings. This episode was following a storyline we've been waiting for. We. My mother-in-law and I. We watched religiously and talked about the characters and the story and where we thought it was going next. We were anxious to find out what the shift to the future was all about (if you don't watch, This Is Us plays it fast and loose with timelines and can cover decades in one episode). Today I found out, and I can't … [Read more...] about The Little Things
Are you sick of the lovey dovey Valentine's Day hype? Do your teens love scary stuff? There's no end of it online. You can be exhilarated, horrified and more than a little frightened on some websites. Here are some of the creepiest things online. Don't worry, I skipped the gore. 10. Click Click Click Do you ever feel like you’re being watched? That’s exactly how you will feel when you visit this strange website that gives a running commentary on what … [Read more...] about Top 10 Creepiest Things Online
UPDATED ANNUALLY! It is almost Family Day weekend in Ontario, and that means there are a lot of fun family events happening around the province! I have compiled a list of just a few of the amazing activities happening around the province this Family Day weekend...fishing, skating, swimming and so much more! Take a look below and feel free to leave more activities in the comment section! Ontario Wide Family Fishing Weekend February 16-18, 2019 is designated as OFFW license-free … [Read more...] about Family Day Events in Ontario