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The secret to raising a smart, healthy baby; it’s not what you think

Expose them to nature. The benefits of nature during childhood are endless: Nature enhances creativity, problem-solving and curiosity as it provides endless opportunities for learning with tons of exciting things to play with. You may find both you and your … Continue reading

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Is it safe to let my kids play outside?

As a public health nurse and parent, I sometimes feel like I am pulled in opposing directions when trying to balance safety and physical activity. In public health, our priority is prevention. If we spend our limited time, energy and resources on … Continue reading

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Surviving summer with a newborn and toddler

My first baby was born just as winter was gearing up (brrr), so I’m super pumped to have a summer baby this time around! Pumpkin and I love to be outside (not to mention it was a looong winter) so … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

Once, a long, long time ago, I was naïve enough to think I could actually plan when my kids would be born. I had always thought I’d prefer to have a baby during the springtime. What a lovely, mild time … Continue reading

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If you could be any age again, what age would you choose?

Me?  I’d choose 8.  When I was 8, physical activity wasn’t a separate thing on the TO DO list. It was what we did for fun, for friendship, and for getting out of the house.  We didn’t even know it was … Continue reading

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Give Mom a Break. Go Outside and Enjoy Winter!

I’m not trying to get bonus points, but my wife does a lot at our house! As a result, she often needs breaks and a little “me-time” to settle into her favourite glass of wine and to tackle her latest … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding in Public

Halton Region is celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2011 from October 1-7.  Celebrate with us!  This post is the second in a series of three breastfeeding posts.   When I was a new mom, I found that it was one thing to breastfeed … Continue reading

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