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Greg Pratt

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http://gregprattfreelancer.blogspot.ca
Greg Pratt is the father of two children and a local journalist and editor. His writing has appeared in, among other places, Today’s Parent, Wired, Revolver, and Douglas.

A Meconium Congratulations

Good friends of mine told me the other day that they are having a baby. It’s amazing, hearing that news and seeing their excitement....

The Gift of Freedom

Well, we sure got worried, didn’t we?By “we” I mean parents, and by “worried” I mean why the heck aren’t there kids playing on...

We’re Getting There

It feels like, in 2021, we no longer live in reality and time is meaningless. It’s also really hard to be a half-decent parent...

Life After COVID-19

“You know things aren’t always like this, right? You won’t always have to wear a mask or stay away from people or line up...

The Takeaway from 2020

One of the toughest things about homeschooling, at least for me as the parent who’s not actually DOING the homeschooling, is dealing with the...

So Much for Self-care

There will be days where you don’t feel like a good parent. There will be days where you don’t even feel like being a...

A Simple Reminder

Back when our baby boy was a new addition in our house, I was on that horrendous newborn schedule, where some mornings I found...

Parenting Resolutions

I present the following humorous anecdote to you, fellow frazzled parents, so you can relate with a mournful and commiserative chuckle (and then buy...

Homeschool Is in Session

Well, September has come and gone, which means you’re drowning in reams of paperwork associated with your kids’ school. At least a couple trees...

Three’s Company

I write this with a six-day-old baby squirming on my lap. He doesn’t seem incredibly stoked to be sharing the real estate space with...

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