Author Archives: Paula D'Orazio

Top 5 Secrets to Parenting Bliss

Got your attention, huh? LOL 🙂 Ahhhh – the ever elusive blissful parenting experience. After almost 20 years of nursing, over a decade as a parent and the better part of that decade devoted to parenting and related care and … Continue reading

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A New Year’s challenge to all parents: Hands-free parenting!

I hereby issue a New Year’s challenge – “Parents everywhere: Put down your phones!” Nobody’s perfect. We all do things that aren’t going to win us any parenting awards. I believe that (and maybe this is my feeble attempt at … Continue reading

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What every parent needs to know about CONSTIPATION

Let’s all agree that constipation isn’t the greatest – especially for kids. It’s also not the most comfortable topic to talk about, although I’m pretty sure we all know that having a happy bowel is important if you’re going to be a … Continue reading

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The SECRET to blended families revealed! (Brady Bunch style)

This blog is the last in our 2014 series celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. ♫ “Here’s the story…of a lovely lady…who was bringing up three very lovely girls”♫…okay – I’m dating myself here (BADLY!) but I … Continue reading

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Love Yourself: It’s Contagious!

Did you ever notice when you board a plane that the flight attendant gives directions on what to do in case of a loss in cabin pressure? Parents are instructed to secure their own oxygen mask before putting masks on … Continue reading

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‘Tis the SNEEZIN’: Prevent the spread of the FLU

A pomegranate seed on my kitchen window sill. Yet another example of how my family learns life lessons in our own, strange ways. This is the story of how a tiny, pink seed taught my kids the importance of covering … Continue reading

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Disobedience? No. It’s TEMPERAMENT, yo!

“I don’t like hockey.” Four small words that could make a Canadian parent cry. Today I want to tell you about how my family’s ice hockey experience taught me a valuable lesson about parenting. Our hockey journey brought to life … Continue reading

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