Category: Playtime

Beados Shopkins Quick-Dry Design Station review + giveaway

The following is a sponsored conversation with Beados Canada. My kids are obsessed with Shopkins … and crafts … So when Beados Canada reached out and asked if they wanted to review the new Shopkins Quick-Dry Design Station where they could literally MAKE THEIR… Continue Reading “Beados Shopkins Quick-Dry Design Station review + giveaway”

How to de-tangle, smooth and curl doll hair

When I bought my American Girl doll, Hannah (yes, I bought it for me, years before I had actual human-children), she had the silkiest hair ever. Seriously the stuff of hair dreams … you know, for nylon or whatever it was. But then …… Continue Reading “How to de-tangle, smooth and curl doll hair”

I gave my five-year-old an iPhone … but let me explain

When I upgraded to my iPhone 6 earlier this year, I gave my five-year-old my old iPhone 4S … and I’ve been feeling judged about it ever since. Every time my son announces his new toy in public, I feel like interjecting with “Um,… Continue Reading “I gave my five-year-old an iPhone … but let me explain”

Going all the way (when you work at home)

I’ve been experimenting with a new work-at-home style lately and I suppose it’s inspired from a spicy character in a movie … “All The Way” Mae from A League of Their Own My job has nothing to do with baseball or, uh, “going all… Continue Reading “Going all the way (when you work at home)”

Why kids need to know how to play alone

This week in my parenting column I’m talking about that sweet P.A. life skill — Playing Alone. I have very strong feelings about this and it always shocks me when people don’t encourage, nay require, their kids to play by themselves. Here’s a preview… Continue Reading “Why kids need to know how to play alone”