Author Archives: Halton Guest Blogger

How to get your teens moving: Hoodwink or clever parenting?

Think about how much you and your kids are active in relation to how much you sit.  Humans were not made to sit, they were made to move. Muscles need to be worked, blood needs to be circulated, lungs challenged … Continue reading

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5 awesome things I discovered about being a divorced parent

Quite often we hear about how hard it is to be a divorced parent, and it can be, but there are perks too! When I think back to when my daughter and I were on our own, I have very … Continue reading

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Being a healthy divorced mom

When my daughter was 18 months old I made the difficult decision to leave my husband. I moved to a new city and started over.  We had equal access, but she spent 60% of her time with me or sometimes … Continue reading

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How to help our kids deal with tragic news

Tragic events take place all around the world and many adults are challenged to process what has happened. As adults we know these types of events are extremely rare. We will react in different ways and with a range of … Continue reading

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Top 10 tips when you are outnumbered by your kids

When I was pregnant with my third, and I had a two and four year-old, I wasn’t worried about how I would adjust going from two kids to three. After all, I survived the intense and chronic sleep deprivation when … Continue reading

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That moment when we found out it was twins

You know that laugh? The laugh you get in situations that aren’t funny.  It’s a hysterical sort of inappropriate laugh when you’re nervous?  The laugh you just can’t control?  That’s what happened during my 18-week ultrasound when we found out … Continue reading

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Our kids make great teachers

My tween and teens are a lot more tech-savvy than I am. They are naturally adept with today’s technology and have a skill for trouble shooting. I frequently find myself asking to draw on their expertise when I am learning … Continue reading

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