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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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Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

| October 17, 2016 | 68 Comments
Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

When you start hearing about about skates, helmets and tournaments – oh my, it must be hockey season! My son started playing house league hockey when he was 5 years old and stopped when he was 15. My husband also volunteered as an assistant coach and helped the players improve their hockey skills while having fun on […]

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Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

| August 29, 2016 | 5 Comments
Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

    Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos For most moms, life is hectic. Shuffling kids today care, school, sports; running to the grocery store; making breakfast, lunch, and dinner; not to mention making a living. Stress abounds, and it is very difficult to keep your cool when your daughter is crying because […]

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Notes from a Five-Year-Old

| August 10, 2016 | 3 Comments
Notes from a Five-Year-Old

Five-year-old Big Bro is making great strides with reading and writing. He never ceases to find an opportunity to write these days, be it making a book or adding CHES!! to the grocery list (“cheese”, FYI; exclamation marks to illustrate urgency). Why, just the other Saturday morning, he he made a “Don’t wake up Mama” […]

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Wakey, Wakey

Wakey, Wakey

I do  love seeing my kids’ shining little faces each morning. But sometimes, particularly lately where the early July sunrise means “it’s daytime, Mama” as of 5 a.m., it’s also nice to dream of a bit of time to come to terms with reality first. Wakey, Wakey! Every so often, I get a teaser. Nice […]

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Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 79 Comments
Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! Potty training. It is a milestone in a child’s life that parents look on with fondness and with a bit of frustration. Each of my kids had a different experience with learning how to use the potty, so we had to use different approaches to get […]

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Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

| May 31, 2016 | 6 Comments
Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

  Your Whole World is on Your Shoulders Now that your little one is born, you’re learning what putting baby first means to your body. While prioritizing your child is normal, taking care of your health is equally important. Let’s face it – lifting an infant several times a day is hard work, and can […]

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Free Public Seminar: Baby Comes Home ~ Ottawa May 31

| May 17, 2016 | 2 Comments
Free Public Seminar: Baby Comes Home  ~ Ottawa May 31

Free Public Seminar: Baby Comes Home – A Parents’ Guide to a Healthy & Well First 18 Months Dr. Paul Roumeliotis  (drpaul.com) Supported by the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre May 31, 2016  7:00-9:00pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kanata Space is limited so please reserve your seat early using Eventbrite to register (or phone 613-591-3686 x5)   […]

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Parentscope Presents: Social Media, Cyber Bullying and Social Host Responsibility #Ottawa ~ Feb. 29th

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Parentscope Presents: Social Media, Cyber Bullying and Social Host Responsibility #Ottawa ~ Feb. 29th

  Social Media, Cyber Bullying and Social Host Responsibility   Eric Roher, LLB will be presenting at Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Avenue, on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm.   Topics will include: Statistics, current trends and changes in social computing as well as characteristics and consequences. Mr. Roher will also discuss case laws, provincial […]

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Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

| December 23, 2015 | 5 Comments
Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive #CoverOurButts

CHANGING DIAPERS CHANGES LIVES     Sixth Annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive aims to cover 10,000 bottoms by 2016 Well Ottawa, it’s that time of year again. Tis’ the season to drop a load….of diapers. The sixth annual Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive is currently underway with hopes of raising 10,000 diapers by 2016 for struggling […]

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Saving for Your Child’s ‘Someday’ is Easy with #RESPwithRBC and Contest!

| September 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
Saving for Your Child’s ‘Someday’ is Easy with #RESPwithRBC and Contest!

Saving for your child’s ‘Someday’ is an important step for parents to make to help save money for their child’s post-secondary education. Figuring out how to save for these goals can be daunting, and a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is one way to do it. Participants of the #RESPwithRBC Twitter Party received a lot […]

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Saving to Make Your Child’s ‘Someday’ a Reality! #RESPwithRBC

| September 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Saving to Make Your Child’s ‘Someday’ a Reality! #RESPwithRBC

Parents are always looking out for their children, no matter how old they are. A post-secondary education is a dream that I have for my children’s future. It is great to have dreams, but how, as a parent do I go about making these dreams, like college or university, a reality? I know one way […]

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Buckle Up Right with #FordSeatSafety at the Museum of Agriculture!

| July 7, 2015 | 5 Comments
Buckle Up Right with #FordSeatSafety at the Museum of Agriculture!

Car seats are one of the many things parents have to deal with from the day they bring home their little bundle of joy. They can be a bit confusing when first learning how to install and secure them into a car properly. Since I still scratch my head a bit where car seat installations […]

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The Gift of Sleep: A Workshop for Parents Ready to Embrace Great Sleep and a #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 01/27

| January 20, 2015 | 11 Comments
The Gift of Sleep: A Workshop for Parents Ready to Embrace Great Sleep and a #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 01/27

Happy New Year! Is better sleep your resolution for 2015? With a fresh year of possibilities ahead of us, what are your goals? If improving your family’s sleep is on your list of priorities then I’m ready to help! And you can be prepared to save with this exciting group workshop! I’m offering a unique […]

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Discovering The Wonder Inside Curiosity Box #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

| December 16, 2014 | 45 Comments
Discovering The Wonder Inside Curiosity Box #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

Picture this: It is a cold and snowy day. You have children at home who want to go outside, but it is just too cold and windy. Your kids are bored, and they do not want to play or watch television anymore. What can you do to keep your children entertained on days like this? […]

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Tween and Teenage Girls’ Mood Swings: 5 Tips for Parents

| September 25, 2014 | 12 Comments
Tween and Teenage Girls’ Mood Swings: 5 Tips for Parents

I am one of those lucky moms that her daughter is not a drama queen nor did she have too many mood swings during puberty. She is just like me at her age, but don’t tell her that! Don’t ask me why this part of puberty did not faze the both of us as much as other teens. I really wish […]

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What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

| September 15, 2014 | 14 Comments
What Does Conflict Over School Dress Codes Teach?

What is one of the most debated school related topics under the microscope right now? Grabbing major headlines across North America and overloading the parental plate? The dreaded school dress code. One of the most recent cases to grab international headlines is unfolding at Oakleaf High School in Florida’s Clay County School District. It’s Superintendent […]

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Getting My Toddlers On Board for Chores!

| September 5, 2014 | 15 Comments
Getting My Toddlers On Board for Chores!

Chores. They are the tasks that no one looks forward to doing around their home, but they have to get done! Around my home we get my little ones involved in some of the chores we have to accomplish. We let them help us around the house for two reasons: 1. It keeps them from […]

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The Stork Has Arrived in Canada And Twitter Party on Tuesday Sept. 9 #The StorkCAN

| September 5, 2014 | 3 Comments
The Stork Has Arrived in Canada And Twitter Party on Tuesday Sept. 9 #The StorkCAN

Conceiving a child is an issue for one in six Canadians. Out of this select group, only 15% of them are able to afford the in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments and other assisted reproductive technologies available in Canada. Rinovum Women’s Health has a more affordable option for people who are trying to conceive a child. They are […]

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Tips and Tricks to Help Conquer Your Back-To-School Shopping List

| August 19, 2014 | 16 Comments
Tips and Tricks to Help Conquer Your Back-To-School Shopping List

Wow! Summer vacation is almost over and you know what that means: The annual back-to-school shopping trip!  It is the time of the year that parents cheer and jeer about at the same time because the kids will going to school, but us parents have to get their gang of kids together to get everything […]

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Ontario College of Teachers – A Valuable Resource for Parents

| April 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
Ontario College of Teachers – A Valuable Resource for Parents

The role of the Ontario College of Teachers is often misunderstood.  When you think of the College do you think of an organization exclusively for teachers? Well, you’re wrong. The Ontario College of Teachers is actually a valuable resource for parents as well as teachers. One of the missions of the College is to regulate […]

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Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 05/12

| April 17, 2014 | 32 Comments
Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Review and Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 05/12

The first thing you notice about these “kids” blocks is that the packaging is really well executed. Rather than a tall and narrow Jenga-like box where it’s difficult to get the blocks in and out (at least for me), this sturdy box opens more like a briefcase and a clear thick plastic cover showcases the […]

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