Category Archives: Grandparents

Help my little one is sick! Do I need to call the doctor?

It can be tricky at times to know what was going on with our baby or toddler when they are not feeling well. When my kids were little, it felt like a mystery to me. Were they teething? Was it … Continue reading

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Why we need to stop forcing our children to hug

It’s the holiday season and that means lots of visits with friends and family. This can also lead to an awkward situation: relatives (ahem, grandparents!) and others who expect automatic hugs and kisses from children — even when some kids … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carry on…planning for the holidays together

For many parents, the “most wonderful time of the year” is really not so wonderful. In fact, it’s the time of year when we often feel overwhelmed and stressed out.  We know it and our kids sense it. We are … Continue reading

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Why you need to stop rushing your preschooler

Do you feel like you’re always in a hurry, rushing your kids around? Have you ever stopped and wondered how this affects your child? I was recently walking through a park, when I noticed a grandmother with her young granddaughter. … Continue reading

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Five easy ways to help keep your baby safe when they sleep

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month and a good time to check if your little one is as safe as can be while sleeping. Safe sleep guidelines are being updated often as researchers learn more about ways … Continue reading

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Mastitis: what you need to know

The onset was sudden and hit me like a truck.  I felt very ill and feverish.  All I could think about was getting home and lying down. Walking dazed into my house, I grabbed the thermometer and flopped down on … Continue reading

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What is mindfulness?

Okay, I’ve been hearing a lot about mindfulness. Is this a new buzzword? What on earth does it really mean?! I’m one of those people that likes to be busy, because when I’m not busy, I get bored. And if I’m bored, … Continue reading

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