Hi! I’m Haley Overland — known on the internet as “Haley-O” or “Cheaty.” Not the bad kind of cheaty. The good kind. Not that “cheaty”‘s even really a word. But I’m working on that. The OED and I are in talks.

I’m from Toronto, Canada. I have two kids, a cat and a dog, and a hubby of over 10 years. I’m a very proud Writer/Editor at Today’s Parent. As their celebrity family news blogger (among lots of other things), I’ve been a featured “expert” on eTalk TV, and I’ve interviewed A-listers like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Jillian Michaels, Ellen Pompeo, Alyson Hannigan and Martin Short. I’m also their “social media queen,” so follow me @todaysparent on Twitter and Facebook.

I’m also a social media consultant, freelance writer and editor, Ashtanga Yoga enthusiast, lover of animals, oceans, Tim Gunn and Clive Owen. Also Will Ferrell. Books, too — and a certain cinnamony-sweet hot beverage….

Stay up-to-date on everything I’m up to on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

There’s lots more to say, of course, but it’s all in the blog. Except to say that this is my home, and I welcome all visitors. Being inclusive has always been a top priority for me. I’m the friendliest person you’ll ever meet (most days), both online and off. So, all of my readers are important to me. I’m proud to say I’ve made many great friends here.

Learn more about me and my blog at my Canadian Weblogs Award Winner interview – here.


The Monkey: My little girl. Born July 2005. I started blogging when she was 8 months. This blog is named after her….

The Rascal: My little boy. Born September 2007.

Josh-O: The husband. Father to the Monkey and Rascal. Neglected by the kitties.

Minden: Male cat. Ragdoll-ish but with green eyes. So not Ragdoll. But, he’s CRAZY obsessed with me and I with him.

Betty White: Our dog! She’s a Maltese with an adorably awful underbite. And, yes, she’s as fabulous as her namesake….

It’sgrandma and Papa’shere: My parents.


2010 Canadian Weblog Awards 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards


One of the five finalists for the 2009 BLOGGIE award for Best Canadian Blog!


Haley’s Pregnancy Blog — the blog I wrote for Discovery Health Channel Canada when I was preggers with Rascal. Featuring my pregnancy photo shoot and TV COMMERCIAL! (Warning: I ballooned to TWO HUNDRED pounds, and I’m only 5’1″-ish, so be afraid, be VERY AFRAID.)