Category Archives: Play, Growth & Development

Kids in the kitchen: Independence is the main ingredient

When my three kids were younger my day would start at 5:30 am with breastfeeding the baby, getting the 2 year-old out of his diaper and figuring out what yogurt needed to be fed to the two and four year-old … Continue reading

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So much to do at the library with your baby

If your baby is fussing and you need a break, maybe it’s time to head to the library! Are you surprised?  Libraries are not what they used to be. Erase any mental images of furrowed brows and steel-like stares; things … Continue reading

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When one child says ‘Yes’ and the other says ‘No’!

Several years back hubby and I lovingly nicknamed our young boys ‘Pig Will’ and ‘Pig Won’t’ (thank you, Richard Scarry).  It seemed if one child was game to do something, the other was definitely against it, ughh!  At the time, … Continue reading

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How to make the dental chair fun!

Being a parent, I’m so relieved my children have had such positive experiences going to dental appointments. The kind smiling faces of the staff make them feel right at home. I have never said to them that this is the … Continue reading

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Positive parenting. Is it worth it?

I am officially the mother of a 16 year old! How on earth did that happen? How is it that I am the mother of teenage kids! I never imagined I would be that old or that I would be … Continue reading

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New to Canada? How to embrace winter!

When my parents told me we were moving to Canada, I remember being so excited to see snow for the first time. I couldn’t wait to make a snowman like the ones I had seen in the movies. You can … Continue reading

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Going out with kids doesn’t have to be a nightmare

I’ve got an active little guy and for a while there, it was getting tough to go out with him. Strollers, shopping carts, high chairs and being carried doesn’t contain him for long. He just wants to GO and so … Continue reading

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