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Kids and Boredom – why it’s a good thing!

“Mom, I’m bored!” Are you already hearing this? I’ve heard several parents mention they need to keep their kids organized and occupied this summer because their kids are already complaining they are bored. “Is it a bad thing for kids … Continue reading

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Do you know these 6 ways to protect baby from the sun?

Did you know that one or two severe sunburns during childhood can double the risk of getting skin cancer later in life? Infants’ skin is at greater risk of sunburn from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays due to their thin, … 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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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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Keeping Your TEEN Busy This Summer

Ahhh summer… the days are starting to get longer and the warmth of the sun is putting an extra spring in your step. The routine of school days and bedtimes will soon be a distant memory. But maybe now it’s starting to hit you! Your … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun and a Mom on the Run

Okay – I don’t know about you but I have definitely heard enough warnings to make me rightly cautious when exposing my kids to the sun. Be it from my doctor, pharmacist, the media or my colleagues here at the Halton … Continue reading

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8 tips for gearing up for Summer Camps

Summer is here again, and for those of us who are not lucky enough to be off for nine weeks of summer, it may be time to prepare your children for some weeks of summer camp. Here are eight tips to help get your … Continue reading

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