Untitled 4

The Science of Raising Happy Kids

I absolutely love today's post which comes courtesy of Happify. The study reported that kids with nurturing moms have 10% bigger brains, and other interesting facts. Enjoy this.

Read more

maxresdefault

How To Help De-Stress Your Teen and Turn Down the Academic Heat During Exam Period

On this morning's Global TV segment, I spoke all about upcoming December exams and shared tips and tactics on how to help our kids de-stress and thrive during this overwhelming period. Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/2374921/how-not-to-stress-during-exams We are dealing with this now in our home as my 7th grader starts exams in two weeks. I have been taking my own advice, and guiding…

Read more

1F2A8286

Top Must-Have Mom Products for Fall

This morning was a fun segment on Global TV. I got to share my Top Must-Have Mom Products for mind, body and spirit this fall. Beauty, health, wellness and fashion from head to toe. Here are some of my faves (including my newest invention, HADRY). Lancome Genifique Mask My secret to gorgeous skin after traveling, being up all night with a sick kid, or…

Read more

Photo credit: Pinterest

Just Do It

Today's post is for our mom readers. But, if you read between the lines, I really think it applies to all of us. We could all learn a thing or two about the underlying message being spoken below. This blog post came from my son's new school in the form of a newsletter. For my American readers and the rest of my Canadian readers,…

Read more

IMG-20120803-00578

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Back to school is in full swing! Daily in the Diamond household, (until next week when my older son will start middle school and THEY will now be responsible for feeding him, thank G-d), there have aways been two kids' lunches to prepare: A main meal, 3 snacks, water and juice (the juice only goes to my older one). I have noticed…

Read more

Funny-Images-6014

Wordless Wednesday: Bedtime

I find myself referencing Orange Is The New Black quite often lately, actually! Alright, the boys are going into 3rd and 7th grade in a few weeks. What say you for bedtimes? 3rd grade: _______ pm 7th grade: _______ pm I'm tottering on the fence. Expert mamas (yah, that means YOU mama), please weigh in. Also, what time do YOUR kids go…

Read more

image8

And on the 198th Day of the Year, She Rested

Girls, I am taking my annual July blogging break, only this year, it's only going to be the last two weeks of July. I do this every year for my mental wellbeing, and for the quality of this blog. It is my gift to myself. It is not easy to continuously keep things fresh, relevant and interesting, so every July, I…

Read more

IMG_6248_1024

Summer Vacation Travel Tips With Kids

Traveling during peak summer times can be frustrating:  the lines are long, the planes are crowded, and it all can make for an uneasy travel experience. As a mom of two boys, aged 11 and 8, I can appreciate how traveling with young children can feel overwhelming. My boys have surprisingly become wonderful travelers. Whether we’re flying to visit family, or…

Read more

6

I am My Beloved’s and My Beloved is Mine

By Guest Blogger Taly Fleischer On July 3rd 2005, I married Brandon – the love of my life. Our courtship was a whirlwind romance; the kind of stuff in fairy tales. Brandon and I first met in 1991 when I went on vacation with his brother and my friend. At the time, we all saw Brandon as the "little brother" that…

Read more

Untitled 2

Why Sleepaway Camp Is Good For Kids AND Parents

It's 9:15am Monday morning. I just finished a great 'Beat Spin and Abs' class, and I'm feeling good. A bit lonely, but gooooood. Last week, I sent my boys off to sleepaway camp, together, for the first time. The people I have bumped into have asked me, "So? How does it feel to have both your kids gone for the…

Read more

PARTNERS