Articles on Children

Money Talk: What do you want to leave behind (for kids or others)?

What do you want to leave behind (for kids or others)? My values. No seriously. My values that you have to work hard, be organized, […]

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What’s in a name? On marital status & keeping your last name

Obviously this is an issue that only applies (affects?) women because men don’t need to fret about taking the last name of their wife or […]

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In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: Where someone should explain to me who can become a politician

I absolutely loved Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to being belittled as a former bartender. Truly brilliant. It sums up exactly the hurt and the feelings that […]

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How to deal with insecure people when it is masked as nastiness

I’ve talked a bit about my neighbour here in this post about her shaming me for being a Working Mother but lately I’ve been thinking […]

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Growing up in poverty, learning about it secondhand..

I have loved The Glass Castle (the book), and watching the movie come to life (it is so good!) is pretty incredible. They are ALL […]

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And so the Schooling Shaming Game Begins….

It is probably because I am in a very tony neighbourhood, hanging out with the 10% of Canada, but every single time I meet parents […]

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Why I don’t buy Little Bun gifts for holidays

People are in disbelief when I tell them I haven’t purchased anything as a gift for Little Bun for Christmas or his birthdays. (They have […]

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What’s the real difference between a television, tablet or a book for a child?

I get a lot of looks. To be specific, I get a lot of Mommy Shaming looks from parents and even my own family members […]

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In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: Why your latte now costs $6

The very rich history of the latte and why you are now paying upwards to $6 for a hot drink. I admit to heading over to […]

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