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Bedside Manner

Bedside Manner

  Bedside Manner After every winter I write about someone being sick, it seems, and this time it was me. Two full separate weeks out of commission, a month apart.  It was ruthless ear, nose, throat, sinus  whole head issues that went on for days, relieved only briefly by a Hulk-Smash pancreatitis attack that made me […]

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Best Careers if You Love Working with Children

| May 23, 2017 | 6 Comments
Best Careers if You Love Working with Children

  Best Careers if You Love Working with Children     If you were the kid who loved babysitting, tutoring or working as a camp counselor in high school, you may have a calling to work with kids. As you may already know, working with kids is not for the faint of heart. Not everyone […]

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5 Great Family Fun Activities

| April 27, 2017 | 10 Comments
5 Great Family Fun Activities

5 Great Family Fun Activities The time you spend together as a family is precious. You’re learning, growing and having fun together. It’s what being a family is all about. Those bonding moments will help your family grow stronger while creating memories that’ll last a lifetime. How you spend your time together is also important. […]

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4 Tricks to Get Your Children Eating Healthier

| March 22, 2017 | 13 Comments
4 Tricks to Get Your Children Eating Healthier

   4 Tricks to Get Your Children Eating Healthier Some kids will eat almost anything you put on their plate and others, not so much. These picky eaters are hard to please and usually want to eat the same thing over and over. It’s especially common in younger children. Unfortunately, that’s not very healthy. Therefore, […]

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3 Tips to Teach Children to Respect Discipline

| March 15, 2017 | 11 Comments
3 Tips to Teach Children to Respect Discipline

  3 Tips to Teach Children to Respect Discipline One of the toughest parts of being a parent is discipline. While some parents handle discipline better than others, and some children take to it better than others, we all face challenges. If you want your children to respond well to discipline, you need to teach […]

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A How-To Guide for Communication with Your Child

| March 6, 2017 | 10 Comments
A How-To Guide for Communication with Your Child

A How-To Guide for Communication with Your Child Children don’t come with guidebooks and since every child is unique, it can be difficult to know how to connect with your child. While there are books, videos, experts, classes, and more to tell you how to do it, no one can tell you exactly what will […]

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7 Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Kids #LoveHallmarkCA ~ Giveaway CAN 02/20

| February 10, 2017 | 32 Comments
7 Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Kids #LoveHallmarkCA ~ Giveaway CAN 02/20

    7 Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day with Your Kids Valentine’s Day is not just for couples; it’s for everyone. Kids especially enjoy this holiday because it gives them a chance to say how much they love you in fun ways. Kids love sharing cards with friends but they also enjoy doing something special […]

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Candy Cane Problems

| December 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
Candy Cane Problems

I can’t unwrap a candy cane without breaking them. Who cares, right? Tastes the same. Not to kids, it doesn’t. It tastes like minty disappointment. There’s no greater ruiner than she who was entrusted with a new candy cane and broke it, and no one more insulted than he whose brother managed to get an […]

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The “Sugar High” Myth

| December 20, 2016 | 4 Comments
The “Sugar High” Myth

Candy-filled Halloween was not long ago, yet we’re already into the Christmas cookie season. Given that, I have a fun fact for you: Did you know that the “sugar high” is not a thing? I admittedly sometimes feel skeptical, especially on Halloween night, spending a good hour being mauled by my two rowdy, KitKat-filled post-trick-or-treaters […]

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Raising Independent Learners

| December 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
Raising Independent Learners

Raising Independent Learners As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Sometimes that means helping with their homework – but too much help may do more harm than good. It can be a nightly struggle to get our kids to buckle down and complete their homework, so helping them get it done seems only […]

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All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

| December 5, 2016 | 10 Comments
All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

  All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?   If you’ve never heard of Elf on a Shelf, you are missing out on a fun, family friendly Christmas tradition for the holidays. What is Elf on a Shelf you ask? Elf on a Shelf was created with the idea […]

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Who Lights Your Path?

| November 15, 2016 | 9 Comments
Who Lights Your Path?

  Who Lights Your Path? My bedroom is dark. The only light is coming from the muted baby monitor on my bedside table flashing red. My early riser is yelling her protest. She is ready to begin this day, even though the moon and stars outside my window suggest it is still night. I pull […]

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Quick Tips Before Choosing Your Child’s Next Set of Toys

| November 14, 2016 | 6 Comments
Quick Tips Before Choosing Your Child’s Next Set of Toys

Quick Tips Before Choosing Your Child’s Next Set of Toys     Many parents often seem to forget what kid’s educational toys are for, only buying as little as possible for their children or even relying on tablets to do the job. Playing is actually the “work” of childhood – it’s their way of acquiring […]

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Come Dancing for a Children’s Charity! #Ottawa

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Come Dancing for a Children’s Charity! #Ottawa

  Ottawa School Breakfast Program fundraiser with music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s  Back by popular demand is the Breakfast Club Retro Dance, a high school dance for grownups to raise money for the Ottawa School Breakfast Program. It features music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s, and guests are encouraged to […]

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Protecting Your Kids from Household Electrical Dangers

| August 22, 2016 | 2 Comments
Protecting Your Kids from Household Electrical Dangers

We owe a lot of our modern conveniences to electricity and it’s fair to say that life would not be the same without it. But just because electricity is very helpful, it’s crucial that we remember it is also potentially very dangerous. This is something you always need to keep in mind when working with it […]

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10 Tips To Make Children Use Internet Properly!

| July 12, 2016 | 11 Comments
10 Tips To Make Children Use Internet Properly!

To educate is to show, teach, instruct, prepare, not hide or blot out. A good education builds trust and respect; otherwise, without guidance and clear boundaries, only suspicions are created in the familiar environment. In this case, I mean the access of children to Internet, an issue that worries many parents and, in many cases, we do not know how to control it because […]

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Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

| June 30, 2016 | 8 Comments
Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines

    Your Children Deserve the World’s Safest Trampolines Trampolines are a popular outdoor sporting equipment for many families in Canada. Before purchasing a trampoline, however, parents want a safe trampoline that will guarantee minimal injuries to playing children. Child safety experts estimate that about 15% of children using a trampoline get injured. Common accidents […]

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How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

| June 14, 2016 | 14 Comments
How to Raise Confident, Healthy, Happy Children

Do you want your child to live a life filled with joy, meaning, health and purpose? Who doesn’t want that for their kids?! What about for yourself? Here is the twist about parenting – in order for our children to live a life full of joy, meaning, health and purpose, we have to demonstrate it by living […]

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2016 Kids Gift Guide ~ Helping Brands Promote Their Products/Services

| May 9, 2016 | 2 Comments
2016 Kids Gift Guide ~ Helping Brands Promote Their Products/Services

  2016 Kids Gift Guide We are preparing a Kids Gift Guide! It will run from June 1st to August 31st, 2016. By taking part in the Guide, it will give the opportunity for our members and followers, which are mostly moms and women bloggers, to found out more about your company and amazing products that you sell just […]

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The Ontario Science Centre Makes Science Learning Fun!

| April 8, 2016 | 10 Comments
The Ontario Science Centre Makes Science Learning Fun!

  On Sept. 26, 1969, the Ontario Science Centre, located at 770 Don Mills Road in Toronto, was inaugurated by a radio signal over 1.5 billion light years away that struck a circuit to raise the curtain at the Science Centre. It was one of first interactive science museums in the World. Since then, the Science Centre has […]

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Acts of Kindness

| April 5, 2016 | 9 Comments
Acts of Kindness

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss   They may be small but they have such big hearts. It’s never too early to teach children the importance of paying it forward.    I think that all children are born with a sense of compassion – parents, teachers, aunts and uncles just need […]

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PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II

| April 4, 2016 | 8 Comments
PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II

  PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II In my last article, I shared with you a very personal story regarding my son’s health. He was diagnosed with PANDAS, which is a temporary problem caused by inflammation in the basal ganglia of the brain.  This inflammation is triggered by an infection, such as […]

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Amazing Time at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

| October 8, 2015 | 8 Comments
Amazing Time at Parc Omega #OutaouaisFun

  My family and I have never been to Parc Omega, located in the beautiful and picturesque Montebello area in the Outaouais region. Somehow, I thought the Parc was seeing a few animals on the trails while passing by in your vehicle with a picnic area. Talk about not informing myself on such an amazing destination for […]

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Go Wild While Learning with the Safari Tales Game App – Review

| September 17, 2015 | 7 Comments
Go Wild While Learning with the Safari Tales Game App – Review

My younger daughter just started junior kindergarten (yay!) and she was over the moon for this rite of passage of becoming more of a “Big Girl.” One goal we are working with her on is her reading skills. We want her to start reading easy books on her own by the end of the year. […]

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