I must say, I’m happy my kids are not old enough to be asking what crack cocaine is and why our mayor, Rob Ford, is smoking it. I can’t imagine this is an easy explanation for parents. Do you answer with brute honesty? Do you deflect to another topic? Do you make something up? If […]Read More How Do You Explain Rob Ford’s Behaviour To Your Kids?
I’ve heard a lot of great advice for taking your children on an airplane: “Have a sippy cup ready for the way up.” “Wrap a few small presents and let your children open them on the plane.” “Have your wife jam her breast into your baby’s mouth on takeoff and landing.” “Make sure to bring […]Read More Taking Your Children On An Airplane
I’ve been contacted by a Toronto-based production company looking for dads to participate in a documentary series in Toronto. The series aims to explore the changing roles of dads in modern families. If you are a renegade dad who likes to shatter “traditional social roles,” I urge you to read the casting call below and […]Read More Casting Call for Dad Documentary Series in Toronto
In surprising news, India Beer, one of Newfoundland’s most successful beers, is changing their slogan from “Man’s Best Friend” to “It’s Not Good, But I Drink It Anyway.” This news comes following a “mainland invasion” of the 2013 George Street Festival. Joe Smitherman, Director of Marketing at India Beer, explains: We’ve long been ‘man’s best […]Read More India Beer Changes Slogan
When you have children, speed is key when ordering and receiving food at a restaurant. Spring Sushi, which is located on the 5th floor of 10 Dundas Street in Toronto (Young Dundas Square), has this process down to an art. The moment you walk in and are seated is the moment you can start ordering and […]Read More Kid-Certified Toronto Restaurants: Spring Sushi
As I’ve pointed out previously, children engage in many forms of makeshift entertainment: Riding the escalator Making a display rack into a road Taking 100s of pictures of the table Throwing a ball of string like it’s a baseball But let me ask you this, What could possibly be more entertaining for a toddler than […]Read More Makeshift Entertainment 5: Peeing On The Floor
I don’t know about you, but I eventually want well mannered children. Teaching manners to a 2 year old, however, is a difficult task. It’s a lot like teaching a triangle to roll. My wife and I have been working on “please” and “thank you” with our son since he learned to speak. We’ve used […]Read More Teaching Manners To Children