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Kids making school lunches! “Gasp” Does it really happen? Learn 5 Tips to get them started.

Do kids actually make their own lunches? I’ve heard of this, but does it really happen? I was chatting with my friend Cheryl who was adamant that her kids make their own lunches because this is what she did when … Continue reading

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Staying safe and staying healthy at the splash pad

In my opinion, nothing beats a splash pad for free neighbourhood summer fun! I especially love how kids, families, friends and neighbours of all ages come together to play and enjoy the cooling water jets and wafting mist. My girls really loved going to the splash pad, … Continue reading

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Take the bite out of bugs! Insect repellent: What you need to know.

Bugs are a nuisance, but bug bites can be a big pain! The red bumps are bad enough, but the itchiness keeps me from sleeping, because all I want to do is scratch all night long! Aside from these obvious discomforts, mosquitoes can also carry serious diseases such … Continue reading

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Did you know Halton Region is testing and monitoring beach water?

The beaches of Halton Region are the perfect summer destination to relax, play and spend quality time together. I feel so fortunate to live in a region that boasts so many spots for family fun in the water.

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The pool is NOT a toilet! Tips for staying safe this summer!

Summer is finally here!  Time for some fun in the sun and a splash in the swimming pool. But as the saying goes, it’s all fun and games until someone poops in the pool. While this may sound funny, pool … Continue reading

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Summer fun and electronics; can there be a happy medium?

I can tell the summer-is-here excitement is already building for my kids. The sweet smell of freedom is in the air as they wait with baited breath for that last bell of the school year to ring. In my house, long, lazy … Continue reading

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Burns: Painful and Preventable

Before shifting my focus to becoming a Public Health Nurse, I had the privilege of working as a pediatric nurse in children’s hospitals in Toronto and London, Ontario.   What I enjoyed most about working in a hospital setting was being in the children’s … Continue reading

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