Month: January 2016

LE CHATEAU Is Giving Back In A BIG WAY

LE CHATEAU Is Giving Back In A BIG WAY

This past holiday season, LE CHÂTEAU honored the spirit of gift giving with a pledge of much needed clothing and footwear to local charities. From December 26th to 31st, every dollar sold at any LE CHÂTEAU Outlet stores across Montreal, as well as from the LE CHÂTEAU Outlet website, the Company would donate an equal amount of clothing, shoes and accessories to charitable organizations in Canada.

Organizations who would benefit from this initiative were the West Island Women’s Shelter, Le Chaînon, La Maison Bleue, as well as those in need at AJOI, Dans la Rue, Sun Youth and The Old Brewery Mission, SIC (Service d’Intégration à la Collectivité) and the United Way. These organizations are well known for the range of programs they offer to get people on the path to security and independence. For many, these organizations are a safe haven and the support offered by them is essential to their well-being.

6 Hot Parenting Trends To Look Out For in 2016

6 Hot Parenting Trends To Look Out For in 2016

I enjoyed this morning’s Global TV segment, as we chatted trends, and what recent surveys say will be hot parenting trends to look out for in 2016.
Helicopter parenting– in or out?

Eating for two while pregnant– in or out?

Tune in…

Discipline Without Damage: How To Get Your Your Kids To Behave Without Messing Them Up

Discipline Without Damage: How To Get Your Your Kids To Behave Without Messing Them Up

I am a mom. And a psychologist who works with children and parents. Talk about an occupational hazard! But it is through wearing these two hats that I live the science of child development. I have the amazing privilege in my every day life of seeing the growth of my two boys and also the growth of my client families. Sadly, alongside that, I have also seen the heartbreak of discipline that is not aligned with contemporary theory and science.

One of a child’s most foundational needs is that of relational connection. And yet, our dominant culture is consumed with approaches to discipline – time outs, rewards charts, and consequences to name a few –that sell out on this need, probably because on the outside such approaches appear to work in stopping the behavior. But this comes at a cost – our children’s healthy development.

12-Month Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

12-Month Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

A big congratulation if you’re the owner of a brand spanking’ sparkly new engagement ring!

Wedding planning is very exciting but there are times when it can be incredibly stressful as well which is why a handy wedding checklist will be the thing you turn to again and again.

In today’s post, I give you a step-by-step wedding checklist to help you keep on top of everything. It’s based on a 12 month period, but it will give you a really good idea of what to do and when.

It’s time to GET OFF THE FENCE and plan your wedding!

Quitter

Despite an accumulative 3.8 GPA, winning the ‘Most Athletic Award’ in high trumped all scholastic achievements.

It was all worth it: Hours playing soccer and baseball in the elementary school boys leagues; hours driving from one practice to the next, flying from one tournament to the next; hours learning how to juggle as night fell, refusing to stop until I beat the previous night’s count; hours on the ice, freezing; hours working out before class during off-season.

As silly as winning a football-shaped hat was, dubbed “Most Athletic” seemed like a monumental life achievement.

I'm Making No Resolutions For 2016. It's All About THIS...

I’m Making No Resolutions For 2016. It’s All About THIS…

Hello, I’m back! Back in the groove. One kid is back at school. The other kid is still sleeping (he’s back tomorrow). I’m at my computer. Happy 2016, my beautiful ladies!

For the first time in a few years, I did not check in once while on a blogging hiatus. I felt guilty for not connecting with you these past two weeks, but I really wanted to decompress, rest my head, spend time with my family, and be fresh for 2016.

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