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Heather M. Jones

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Heather M. Jones is a writer, Torontonian, and mother of two boys. When not busy writing and mothering, she enjoys spending too much time on Facebook, and trying to decode her two cats.

Daycare Provider Shares Appalling Post Secret Message, But We’re Not Here For It

In my former professional life, I was a daycare teacher. The kids in my care ranged in age from infant to age twelve, and...

Why I Let My Kids Skip School For A Mental Health Day

Sometimes I let my kids skip school. “My leg hurts.” Uh-huh. This wasn’t the first time I had heard this claim from my ten-year-old. I’ve become...

10 Reasons Moms Have Resting Bitch Face

“You’re actually nice!” People seem to think saying this to me is a compliment. What they really mean is, “Your face and demeanor lead...

How to Put Your Child to Bed in 50 Easy Steps

Who loves bedtime? This is a trick question. Everyone loves the kids being in bed, but how many love putting the kids to bed?...

Five Children Are Gone In Three Days Because of Distracted Drivers And We Have...

My least favourite job when I ran a before and after school program was waiting for the school bus. It wasn’t the standing for...

This Mom Lost Her Son To The Flu – Here’s What You Can Do

Jude was a vibrant two-year-old boy. Healthy, happy, and enjoying life with his twin brother Thomas, older sister Isla, and parents Jill and Craig....

I Care That He is Kind

Today I learned that I am raising the kind of kid who sees a waitress at a restaurant drop the stack of plates and...

8 Signs This is Your Second Child

My oldest child’s first word was “pretty.” He crawled at nine months. He walked at eleven months. I know this because I paid attention to...

7 Movies That Traumatized Us When We Were Kids

Ah, 80s and 90s movies. As far as I am concerned, movies peaked in this era. Were they cheesy? More than Chuck E. You...

Leave The Peanut Butter Sandwich At Home. Don’t Be A Jerk.

It's 9:00 am and my five year old is already on his second peanut butter sandwich of the day. He has gone very few...