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Through loss we grow

My father-in-law recently died. His diagnosis 4 years ago had hit me like a punch to the stomach. At that moment my mind jumped immediately to the end of his life and inside I panicked. My very happy childhood had … Continue reading

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Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before Kindergarten

Pumpkin starts Kindergarten in September. <gulp> The hardest part about the kindergarten experience might not be what you would expect. For many children, it is the independence. Learning how to do all those little things moms, dads, grandmas and child … Continue reading

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Preparation! The key to a positive camp experience for your child with special needs.

Deciding on the right camp for your child with special needs is the first step to having a positive camp experience.  Now that you have done your research and selected the perfect camp, what’s next?  How can you prepare your … Continue reading

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Great tips for reducing your child’s anxiety at the dentist

So your child had their first dental visit and things went well…yay!  Or maybe things didn’t go that well and now it’s time for their next appointment. Whether it’s for a routine check-up, cleaning or a filling, a visit to the … Continue reading

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Learning to be a lifesaver, not just for the professionals

Accidents happen quickly, too quickly.  When a child gets hurt, the words “I turned my back for one minute” often follow.  It’s impossible to be a superhero and prevent every accident from happening, but there are things we can do to improve … Continue reading

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Preparing for a New Sibling

My second baby is due very soon and I’ve got a lot on my mind. I’m not so worried about loving the baby as much as my first – everyone has reassured me that the heart just grows to expand, … Continue reading

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Surviving the Cottage with a Baby

My husband just cannot get excited about sleeping outside and so instead of camping, our yearly summer tradition is “cottaging.” The cottage itself is never anything fancy. It just needs to have beds indoors, a working shower/washroom, a barbeque, nearby … Continue reading

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