Erin Pepler is a freelance writer, mom, and reluctant suburbanite living outside of Toronto, Ontario. She is usually drinking a coffee, or thinking about getting one. Erin is prone to terrible language, though not in front of her kids, and yes, she has an opinion on that thing you’re talking about. She loves music, books, art, design, cooking, travel, and sleeping more than four hours at a time (a rarity). You can find her at www.erinpepler.com or on Instagram @erinpepler, where she documents her passion for motherhood and caffeine.
Most of us have experienced the loss of a loved one. Sometimes, more than our fair share. As parents, we must navigate this difficult path and talk about dying.
“Celebrating” love for a character or culture by dressing as a caricature of it is not honouring anyone. Halloween cultural appropriation is hurtful.
School has just started and it’s already happening. Hi, I’m that hot mess mom.
As a mom of two school-agers, baby wipes should be deep in my past, like coconut rum and bad boyfriends. I shouldn’t want or need them, yet, they’re in my car right now.
It’s the things we do for our families that are necessary but go completely unnoticed. The endless list of small tasks that would only ever draw attention if they didn’t happen.
I was speaking to a family member about the cost of summer camp when she dropped a bomb. “Is it even worth it for you to work?”
I remember my brain pre-kids. It was big and beautiful and it remembered facts and dates like nobody’s business.
But as well-practiced as we may be at budgeting, saving, and paying our bills, we may not know whether or not the money in our family bank accounts is protected in the event of a bank failure.
When your child isn’t feeling great, you’ll be glad you thought ahead and fully stocked your medicine cabinet. Here’s a list of products that are conveniently available over-the-counter.
It’s time to cheer on Team Canada with your family—here’s how to get started and why this simple act can have a big impact on Canadian athletes.