Louise Gleeson


Louise Gleeson writes about parenting, family life, music and lunch boxes. She is a regular contributor to Today's Parent and various online parenting and lifestyle sites. She lives with her husband, four children and puppy on the west side of Toronto and blogs about their gloriously crazy life at www.latenightplays.com

Why House League sports are so important - SavvyMom

Why House League Sports Are So Important

By Louise Gleeson / May 22, 2024

If your kid wants to play a sport, there’s a sense they have to be really good at it. But what about those who just want to play? House league sports are so important.

Tips and Prompts for a Meaningful Teacher Letter - SavvyMom

How to Really Show a Teacher You Appreciate Them

By Louise Gleeson / June 16, 2023

These prompts for a meaningful teacher letter are a great way to help you and your child express just how much you appreciate them.

I Wish I Hadn’t Wished Those Long Days Away

By Louise Gleeson / March 9, 2021

When my children were very young, I’d feel the dread of an upcoming school holiday and its lack of routine and structure. Remind yourself now how few of these days are left, because they really are a gift.

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What International Women’s Day Means Today

By Louise Gleeson / March 8, 2021

If we want our daughters to be empowered, we must also acknowledge the power they already have. Here’s what International Women’s Day means today.

This Is What You’ll Miss When Your Kids Grow Up

By Louise Gleeson / March 2, 2021

The stages my children have moved through aren’t coming back. In their place are newer, more independent versions. And it hasn’t been easy to say goodbye.

How I Get My Kids To Sit Down and Actually Eat Dinner

By Louise Gleeson / February 15, 2021

Here are some of strategies we use to get our kids to eat new foods, sit at the table, and not pick at their food.

How An Octopus Taught My Family An Important Lesson

By Louise Gleeson / January 6, 2021

There’s still so much beauty to believe in, and so much hope to hold onto. Life is fragile and the only anecdote is to love each other anyway.

How to Pack for the Ultimate Summer Road Trip

By Louise Gleeson / August 23, 2018

Every year, our minivan makes the transition from carpool to vacation mode as we prepare to head out on our…

Who’s the Boss (Baby)?

By Louise Gleeson / July 25, 2017

Any parent who has brought a new baby home to an older sibling is familiar with the feelings of uncertainty…

Tips for a Fun Easter Scavenger Hunt for All Ages

Tips for a Fun Easter Scavenger Hunt for All Ages

By Louise Gleeson / April 7, 2017

A few tips for pulling off a magical Easter egg hunt for your kids.