Routine Beatings

According to Plan

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Ed Sundukovsky shares stories from Toronto’s West End It was all going according to plan. We had no debt, our own car, and were both on our way to better careers. Things were going great. Sophia was freshly out of diapers when we decided it was time for us to get married. That’s also right… Read More »

The Afterwork, Afterschool, Daycare Pick-Up Rush

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Ed Sundukovsky shares stories from Toronto’s West End Coming home from work is easily the best part of my entire day. At not a second past five, I’ve already got my apron and whites off and I’m out the door with key and coat in hand. I jump into the whip and back out onto… Read More »

The Dangers of Spontaneous Parenting Decisions (And How It’s Actually Mostly OK)

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Ed Sundukovsky wife Kristina takes over this week It’s Sunday night and I’m enjoying a little piece of quiet (because the kids are finally asleep). Despite the peaceful atmosphere, I’m finding it hard to concentrate on relaxin because I still have so many things to do before I finally drop into bed tonight, completely exhausted… Read More »

What to Do When Your Kids Start Acting A Fool?

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Ed Sundukovsky shares stories from Toronto’s West End Kids throw tantrums, it’s a fact. How you deal with said tantrums is as varied as anything that has to do with raising kids. Rearing children is a process that can be fruitful and enlightening or exhausting and brain-numbing. Kids don’t come with an owner’s manual, but… Read More »

Jump Up, Get Down and Leave the Kids With the Grandparents

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Ed Sundukovsky shares stories from Toronto’s West End Kris and I recently had our wedding anniversary. After a couple of years of marriage and two kids later, our relationship has morphed into something that resembles a… well, lets just say that on the road of life, we are driving a minivan. Literally. Our children are… Read More »

The Secret Order of Thirsty Thursdays

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Ed Sundukovsky shares stories from Toronto’s West End When Sophia turned five earlier this year, we threw her a rager at Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre. Every kid that was invited came except her two best friends who were away for the weekend. It was hard on Sophia, but she didn’t let it ruin her party.… Read More »

You Can Pick Your Friends, You Can Pick Your Nose, But You Can’t Pick Your Kid’s Friends… Nose

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Ed Sundukovsky shares stories from Toronto’s West End We live in a pretty diverse neighborhood in Toronto. Parkdale has had a reputation for exemplifying many social issues including high crime and drug abuse rates as well as a marginalized lower middle class. These and other factors have contributed to making the rents low, drawing a… Read More »

Meet Ed, Kristina, Sophia and Lillian

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Ed Sundukovsky shares stories from Toronto’s West End So, I’m supposed to write some sort of intro to describe myself and my family and life herein. Right. I’ll tell you this much: I’ve learned to sleep with one eye open in case of flying little knees in the groin. Also, I’ve learned that with enough… Read More »

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