A Dad’s Guide to Winning Mother’s Day

Fellow Dads, the chances are that the success or failure of the impending Mother’s Day  is entirely in your hands. There’s only a couple of weeks left before the big day on Sunday May 14th, so let’s get to it. The Basics Breakfast in bed The night before, we need to head to the store and get everything she likes. The usual suspects are: orange juice, … Continue reading A Dad’s Guide to Winning Mother’s Day

Fire Your Barista – Make the Best Coffee in Your PJs

Coffee is delicious, fact. We’ve all bought in, on some level to the feeling of routine, community, and indulgence when going to our favourite coffee shop and requesting our own specially made, ever-so-specific type of refreshment. The truth is, wouldn’t you rather have all the convinence of a to-go coffee, combined with the flavours and real coffee taste that you’re craving? Not sure where to … Continue reading Fire Your Barista – Make the Best Coffee in Your PJs

The Secret to Spring Cleaning Success – in the fastest, easiest possible way

Spring cleaning is like going on a diet. Nobody enjoys doing it, but the results make the world of difference.  To start, you’re going to need a list of equipment: Trash bags Boxes to put yard sale and charity donations Cleaning supplies – don’t get the usual harmful (and super smelly) liquid soaps and detergents, get an all-natural one like Aspen Clean or Mrs Meyers. … Continue reading The Secret to Spring Cleaning Success – in the fastest, easiest possible way

Taste-Test: Tiny Tummies Baby Food

I’ve written a few times about trying to find a balance between what my daughter would like to eat, and what she should be eating. She’d love to be lunching on grilled cheese sandwiches and watermelon, but that’s not really a rounded diet. In ‘Why Your Baby Should Eat Better Than You‘, the main nutrition sources were mentioned, but finding something that suits a fussy … Continue reading Taste-Test: Tiny Tummies Baby Food

The Live Green For a Week Challenge for #EarthMonth

This week I’ve been invited to take part in the Ford Live Green For a Week program with Ford Canada. In aid of Earth Month, I’ve been challenged to take my sustainability and eco-friendliness to a new level. These include: Use a travel mug for my coffee Go paperless at the office. Use digital only Switch all light bulbs to energy-saving LED light bulbs Recycle … Continue reading The Live Green For a Week Challenge for #EarthMonth

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The Rise of the Dads – and Why Brands Should Listen

Long gone are the days of the Mad Men, disconnected fathers and expectations of mothers to run the household single-handily. At least this is the case in the modern household, but not necessarily in the eyes of some brands aimed at parents. Aside from stores like Canadian Tire, car brands, BBQ, or garden supply companies, the fathers are often considered as an after-thought, thanks to consumer … Continue reading The Rise of the Dads – and Why Brands Should Listen

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Why Your Baby Should Eat Better Than You

To put it simply, your baby, child, or small person is growing at an astonishing rate. New functions are appearing daily and they’re developing the motor skills to do tasks that us grown-ups take for granted. When you go to the gym or become more active, your diet needs to change to adapt to your new lifestyle. More protein is needed for muscle growth, iron … Continue reading Why Your Baby Should Eat Better Than You

Guest Post: 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Dinnertime Stress

This week’s guest post is by Heather, aka Real Life Mama. If you’d like to guest blog on SocialDad, email James@SocialDad.ca The dinnertime hour can be a stressful one for most families. Leaving work, battling rush hour traffic, and picking up the kids from X, Y, and Z activities can leave even the most organized mom feeling frazzled and stressed out.  And that’s before the … Continue reading Guest Post: 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Dinnertime Stress