Podcast Episode 100: Special Guest

Podcast Episode 100: Special Guest!

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 100 where I interview a very special guest.

Thank you so much for joining me on this very special episode of the podcast. Our 100th! I can hardly believe that we’ve reached this incredible milestone, and right around our one-year anniversary! I wanted to do something to mark the occasion of this 100th episode. So my special guest today is my mom. Yes, given this show is all about sharing the experience of family and of parenting, I thought it made perfect sense to invite the person who most shaped my own upbringing, and who I turn to for advice about raising my own kids. We’re joined by mother, grandmother and entrepreneur Cathline James.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Cathline.

Cathline’s 1,000 Families Project post

Related solo episode where I share the parenting advice my mom gave me

Cathline’s company website, Wise Bites

Special deal on Wise Bites Back-to-School Starter Pack

The Wise Bites School Fundraising Program

Meal Planning: How to Maximize Together Time at the Table

Cathline’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“I had a dad who I was very, very close to and he used to really drill into my head about bedtime and about what bedtime should be for my children. I sort of got that throughout my childhood and helping me to see that everything that happens with little children that is kind of naughty or trying, is really just because kids are overtired. And you really need to be able to establish a routine. Kids love a routine, knowing what to expect and you can really make bedtime fun. I know we did in our family and you certainly do in yours. And I think his point also was not just for a kid to be in bed for a routine, but it’s their time that they need to recover from a cold or a flu by getting the rest that they need. And of course, finally, we know that we can be better adults if we’ve got a little alone time to talk about the day, to connect or to organize ourselves for how we’ll manage our next day. So get those kids to bed!”

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About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by

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