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Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

| November 23, 2017 | 24 Comments
Learn and Savour with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

Learn and Savour with DK Canada!  Two of my favourite passions are learning and food. Both of these passions help to make us better. Learning feeds our minds and food nourishes our bodies. Putting the two of them together helps to soothe my spirit. DK Canada loves sharing both of these aspects by having a […]

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Favourites

| November 1, 2017 | 10 Comments
Favourites

Quick! What’s your favourite number? Don’t have one? Well, you’d better get one, if you think you’ll be spending any time around kids. Kids have favourites, and they expect you to as well. Sometimes it’s a rank of favourites with careful deliberation, discussed over an afternoon of Perler Beads.   The kids lit up when […]

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5 Great Fall Family Activities

| October 24, 2017 | 7 Comments
5 Great Fall Family Activities

    5 Great Fall Family Activities Fall is a great time to get out and about and do things with your family. The weather is usually cooler, but not cold yet, and there are many things happening in fall that you can’t enjoy at other times of the year. Here are five great fall […]

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How to Ease Back-to-School Worries

| August 16, 2017 | 5 Comments
How to Ease Back-to-School Worries

    How to Ease Back-to-School Worries Going back to school is an exciting time for kids but it’s also an uncertain time. A new school year means new teachers, new friends and new responsibilities. It’s natural for your child to be a little worried. However, some kids worry so much that it affects their […]

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3 Ways Parents Can Prevent Back-to-School Meltdowns

| August 14, 2017 | 3 Comments
3 Ways Parents Can Prevent Back-to-School Meltdowns

    3 Ways Parents Can Prevent Back-to-School Meltdowns Back-to-school meltdowns are a real problem for many parents every year. Some kids have a hard time being away from home, even for a few hours during the day. They are frightened, nervous and worried about going to school. These kids often express their fears by […]

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3 Things to Do Before Your Child’s First Day of School

| August 7, 2017 | 9 Comments
3 Things to Do Before Your Child’s First Day of School

    3 Things to Do Before Your Child’s First Day of School The first day of school is a scary and uncertain time for many kids. Their life is changing so much as they meet new people and do new things. It’s easy to understand why your child may hesitate and be skeptical about […]

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4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right

| August 2, 2017 | 2 Comments
4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right

    4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right With each new school year comes new challenges. You never really know what to expect from your kids until the time comes. Starting the year off right will help make things run more smoothly for everyone and there are a few things you […]

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How to Save More on Back to School Shopping

| July 31, 2017 | 5 Comments
How to Save More on Back to School Shopping

    How to Save More on Back to School Shopping The beginning of a new school year means it’s time to go shopping for new clothes and supplies. It can get very expensive, especially if you have more than one child in school. However, you can find ways to save money on the items […]

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When You Need a Time Out: Tips for Frustrated Parents

| May 15, 2017 | 14 Comments
When You Need a Time Out: Tips for Frustrated Parents

  When You Need a Time Out: Tips for Frustrated Parents Sometimes as a parent, you get frustrated. Even the best and most patient of parents can need a time out from time to time. It’s a tough job that puts a lot of stress and pressure on you and it’s important that you don’t […]

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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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