Sharon DeVellis


Sharon is a freelance writer who has been featured on HuffPost, Today's Parent,,, and Parents Canada.

Sharon specializes in current topics relevant to parents with a dose of humour and humanity, as well as focusing on living a healthy lifestyle, and encouraging kids to be active. When she’s not writing, she walks dogs. Yes, it is pretty sweet.

What Mom Really Wants for Mother's Day - SavvyMom

Want to Give Mom the Best Mother’s Day Gift? It’s This…

By Sharon DeVellis / May 8, 2023

No matter what the mom in your life asks for for Mother’s Day, this is something she probably truly wants. It’s something we all want, really.

Become a Better Mom by Looking at the Big Picture - SavvyMom

Why Big Picture Parenting Will Help You Become Better Mom

By Sharon DeVellis / January 4, 2023

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day ‘little’ things. Our day is about minutia. But looking at the big picture will help you become a better mom.

Be Careful, the Holiday Traditions You Begin Because You’re Going to Be Doing Them for a Long Time - SavvyMom

Be Careful Which Holiday Traditions You Begin

By Sharon DeVellis / November 26, 2022

Take it from me, young parents… know who you are and choose wisely. The holiday traditions you begin you will be stuck with for a long, long, time.

10 Fun Things to Do with Your Kids This Summer

By Sharon DeVellis / June 25, 2022

Every year we start the summer fresh and full of fun plans. But inevitably the well runs dry. Here are some ideas that will keep you going when the going gets tough.

Grown Up Easter Basket Ideas - SavvyMom

5 Adult Easter Basket Ideas Because Why Should Kids Have All the Fun?

By Sharon DeVellis / April 5, 2022

While your kids are munching on chocolate and peeps, it’s only fair that you indulge in a few treats of your own.

How to Teach Kids Good Sportsmanship - SavvyMom

How To Teach Kids Good Sportsmanship

By Sharon DeVellis / January 22, 2022

We’ve always stressed the importance of trying hard, having fun, and losing graciously. But, good sportsmanship means learning how to win graciously, too.

Mom Shaming - SavvyMom

5 Things To Do Instead When You’re About to Judge Another Mother

By Sharon DeVellis / November 15, 2021

When I overheard someone judging me, I thankfully had eight years of parenting under my belt and was confident enough in my abilities as a mom to not let her judgement get to me. But that’s not always the case, is it?

The Best Ways to Give Memories Instead of Gifts

By Sharon DeVellis / November 10, 2019

If you too are leaning more towards memories as opposed to simply gifts, you might be struggling to come up with ideas. Here are a few to get you started.

Best Santa Claus Parades in Toronto & the GTA 2019

By Sharon DeVellis / November 4, 2019

It’s a must-do every year and a lovely family tradition. Here’s where to catch the man in red around town this season.

Best Family Board Games

Best Family Board Games for All Ages

By Sharon DeVellis / October 7, 2019

With everything from potty humour to strategy, at least one of these family board games will be a hit with your crew.