Category: Parenting

‘Daddy isn’t working right now’

“I think we have to tell the kids this time.” “I know.” My husband works for Air Canada — except right now, he doesn’t. He’s on his second layoff since June 2020.  When we were both temporarily laid off in the spring, we didn’t… Continue Reading “‘Daddy isn’t working right now’”

To the child-free people I’ve judged before: I’m sorry

To all the child-free people I’ve judged before: I was wrong and I’m sorry.

In my 20s, I couldn’t imagine why anyone would ever choose not to have children. I’m guilty of having asked newlyweds when they’re going to start trying and attempting to cajole people into having even just one. Even worse, I didn’t take people seriously when they said they weren’t having kids. I’d continue to lament that so-and-so would make an amazing parent, clucking that it was such a shame and deciding they’d likely change their mind.

Five family games to try this winter

Our kids are in the board game sweet spot. They’re old enough to understand the rules of just about any game, but still young enough that they want to play with us. Hooray! From card games and puzzle games and games where the pieces look like literal candy, here are five games that I highly recommend you try this winter …