Author Archives: Sarah Flynn RN

About Sarah Flynn RN

About Sarah Flynn RN, MScN. I am a wife, mother of 3 and a registered public health nurse with the school years health team. I have been nursing for 10 years and have dedicated my career to supporting children and families thrive while in the hospital and out in the community. I am passionate about positive parenting and creating healthy school communities for our youth. You can find me in schools and online. Family life and work keeps me busy and on my toes – and I love to chat about it all in my HaltonParents blogs and on Facebook!

Helping your child feel good: building self-esteem not just confidence

The other night I was watching Grown Ups 2 and while laughing at the parenting scene in the video below, I also started thinking about self-confidence and how I have been building this character strength in my children. I am … Continue reading

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Help your teens eliminate stress

Have you heard the song Stressed Out by 21 Pilots? If not, take a listen.  I changed the radio station for about a week before I listened, but when I did the lyrics hit me and immediately made me think … Continue reading

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Let’s end the “I’m not eating that!” battle

Mealtime – a time when we effortlessly prepare a variety of foods and then wait excitedly for our families to rush to the table and enjoy every bite! Oh wait, I think I just saw a unicorn! OK, time to get … Continue reading

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We are not a match

I am not sure what it was, but I knew the moment my second child was born that my parenting journey was going to be much different this time around.   At first, I couldn’t pinpoint exactly why I felt … Continue reading

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Finding Joy…My family’s New Years Resolution

A new year is upon us – a year that offers hope, excitement, new adventures and a personal fave, the opportunity to be open to new ideas and ways to live life. As I walked around my post-Christmas home picking … Continue reading

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Parent self-care: The benefits of taking some “me time”

Five reasons you should eat an avocado a day!  This headline appeared on my Facebook feed last week and got me thinking, not about avocados but my overall eating habits and self-care since I became a parent.  What do I … Continue reading

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A Bed and Bath Connection

With three children under the age of five, our pre-bed routine is busy to say the least.  It always seems like a mad and noisy dash to get everyone washed, dressed and cuddled. To me it feels like I’m living the … Continue reading

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