3 Tips For a Healthy Back to School Lunch Routine

It's back to school time and, like January, back to school offers the perfect opportunity to start a new routine and create new healthy habits! My kids...
Kids School lunches

Checklist for Healthy Back to School Lunches

There seems to be two camps on school lunches– on the one side we have those that take great pride in creating amazing works of art that are beautiful to look at and also healthy to eat.

Keep Kids Hydrated and Safe During a Heatwave

Are you Keeping Your Kids Cool? Young children are more susceptible to dehydration and becoming ill in hot weather than healthy adults. Children's bodies don't tend to cool down as efficiently which leaves them more at risk than during a summer heatwave.
Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention: Swimming Lessons Are Not Enough

A national survey from Safe Kids Canada shows 86% of Canadian parents believe swimming lessons are the best way to protect a child from...
Common Signs of Dyslexia

Common Signs of Dyslexia and Four Strategies for Success

Although it is one of the most common learning disabilities affecting more than 5 million Canadians, there are still many misconceptions about dyslexia. Dr. Steve...

Celebrate Canada 150 with this campfire dessert

No campfire? No problem! This oven-baked dessert dip packs all the gooey chocolatey-marshmallow goodness of the classic fire pit treat, no flames required. Keep it traditional and dive in with graham crackers or achieve sweet-and-salty nirvana and enjoy with potato chips.

Talk to your kids about online privacy

Virtual gaming, social networking and online forums are an essential part of a child's life as they surf, post, play and learn. Yet many children don't understand some of the potential privacy pitfalls of these activities.

Spring Clean Your Grocery List – 20 Healthy Buys

There is an interesting correlation between what we buy at the grocery store and what we eat. It turns out if we buy bags of cookies and bottles of fruit punch, that is what we will ultimately find to eat and drink when hunger and thirst hits.
life saving skills for parents

3 Life-Saving Skills You Need to Know

Learning simple skills that could save a loved one's life in an emergency is essential knowledge you'll never regret acquiring. Here are three skills every parent, young adult and older adult should have:

Struggling with Bed-Wetting

I was recently invited to an event hosted by the folks from GoodNites to have a bigger conversation around bed-wetting. It’s actually a topic that really interests me because I had a kid who really struggled with this – and I mean well into puberty.
Rules for Dating my Daughter

Advice For My Thirteen Year Old Girls

Two of my real life daughters are ages 13 and 14. Out of respect for their privacy, I couldn’t possibly talk about their entrance into teenage-hood.
Winter Activities for Kids

Keep Your Family Active Indoors and Out this Winter

Baby it’s cold outside! On days like today when the temperature is dipping below -20 with the wind chill it is smart to stay inside and keep warm, but just because it is winter, is no reason to hibernate completely!