Leslie Kennedy


Leslie blogs about the good, the bad and the ugly of being a parent and about how real-world stories impact or speak to what is going on in homes across the country. Her current pastimes include shaking it up at Zumba and chasing her 5 and 7 year old.

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These Are the Golden Years of Parenthood

By Leslie Kennedy / March 18, 2024

These are the golden years of parenthood. Some days are particularly long. But, more and more, I’m feeling the years getting shorter.

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Parents Beware: The First Weeks of School Are Weird

By Leslie Kennedy / September 6, 2023

It’s a gong show, fellow parents. Be prepared. The first weeks of school are no fun.

3 Things I Learned When My Kid Started French Immersion

By Leslie Kennedy / August 14, 2023

When the time came to decide about French Immersion, I waffled. Would she succeed? Would it be too challenging? Would it risk her not loving school?

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Don’t Be the A**hole Sports Parent

By Leslie Kennedy / July 25, 2023

Ever read a news article where you’re legitimately embarrassed that it’s real? Although you’re probably not surprised. There’s at least one a**hole sports parent on every kids’ team.

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9 Signs You’re Doing Alright, Mom

By Leslie Kennedy / June 20, 2023

Wondering how I can possibly know you’re a good mom without knowing you? I have proof. Here are nine ways that prove you’re doing alright.

The Change to Daylight Savings Time with Kids Gets Better

By Leslie Kennedy / March 13, 2022

The change to Daylight Savings Time is upon us. It’s THE worst. We get cranky kids whose internal clocks are all screwed up. But, I promise, it gets better.

If You Have a Kid Who Loves Film, You’re Going to Want to Read This

By Leslie Kennedy / May 4, 2018

Did you know that in addition to hosting the annual festival, TIFF offers a summer camp for kids? TIFF summer camp is aimed at children between the ages of eight and 17 who have a real passion for all-things film, and who would love the opportunity to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes.

Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Is About Confidence, Not Weight

By Leslie Kennedy / April 26, 2018

I am Renee, Amy Schumer’s character, in a lot of ways. I’m not a size 2, and never will be. I am not full of confidence and I can 100% guarantee you that my life, especially in recent years, would be different if I had balls-out confidence like head-injured Renee does in the movie.

My Kids Will Wear Hockey Jerseys Even Though My School Board Doesn’t Support It

By Leslie Kennedy / April 10, 2018

While many school boards across the country are actively participating in Jersey Day, inviting all of their students to wear one in solidarity, my school board is not among them.

Now That I Have My Own Children, I Have To Apologize To My Mother

By Leslie Kennedy / March 15, 2018

I always knew being a parent would be hard. But being a mom has opened my eyes to the kind of mom you were, as I meandered my way through life to where I am today. I want you to know I get it, now. I really do.