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When to hire a sleep consultant

Sleep Matters

You probably don’t need a sleep consultant to tell you how important a good night’s rest is. Just skip a few hours of the good stuff and your brain-turned-mush will do a fine job reprimanding you for not giving your body the sleep it deserves. But did you know that the consequences of sleep deprivation go far beyond physical exhaustion?

Tips for Healthy Shopping

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.

Preparing Healthy Foods with your Family

Learning about food is a very important step in helping kids make healthy choices. Balanced, nutritious meals will enable them to feel fit, strong and ready to take on their daily activities – both at school and at play! It is ideal to teach your children about good eating habits from an early age…

Pesticides in kids food

Food for Thought

You wouldn’t feed your children pesticides, would you? Unless you’re taking steps to limit pesticides in family meals, you may be doing just that, according to an American watchdog organization, the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Their scientists took common fruits and vegetables, prepared as they would be in a typical home, and tested them for pesticide residues.

Online safety for kids

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.

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!

Once a Week Take a Peek

Do you check your child regularly for head lice? Head lice prevention techniques and regular checks can help stop the spread of head lice. If your child has

Take Action: How You Can Raise Active Kids

New parents are often exhausted from ‘chasing their kids’ around, but somewhere between toddlerhood and the teen years, kids slow WAY down. While it is true that there

Why I Haven’t Had a Date Night in 12 years

I recently experienced something very new and different. For the first time in over 12 years, I had a night away from the kids with Daddy-o.

Yes. The first time in over 12 years.

the unhealthy side of healthy food

The Unhealthy Side of Healthy Food

Healthy eating is something many of us strive for but the truth is there are times where our efforts to make healthy choices actually end up being on the unhealthy side of healthy food!

Foods for fall

10 Fall Foods Your Family Should Try

Fall is a great time to explore the fruits and vegetable aisles at the grocery store or farmers market; so many varieties of squashes and colourful root vegetables await discovery.

Benefits of Baby Signing

Singing is Good for Both Baby and You!

Wonder why you love singing to you baby so much? There are lots of reasons why your baby responds so positively. As well, there are reasons why you love

When to hire a sleep consultant

Sleep Matters

You probably don’t need a sleep consultant to tell you how important a good night’s rest is. Just skip a few hours of the good stuff and your brain-turned-mush will do a fine job reprimanding you for not giving your body the sleep it deserves. But did you know that the consequences of sleep deprivation go far beyond physical exhaustion?

Tips for Healthy Shopping

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.

Preparing Healthy Foods with your Family

Learning about food is a very important step in helping kids make healthy choices. Balanced, nutritious meals will enable them to feel fit, strong and ready to take on their daily activities – both at school and at play! It is ideal to teach your children about good eating habits from an early age…

Pesticides in kids food

Food for Thought

You wouldn’t feed your children pesticides, would you? Unless you’re taking steps to limit pesticides in family meals, you may be doing just that, according to an American watchdog organization, the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Their scientists took common fruits and vegetables, prepared as they would be in a typical home, and tested them for pesticide residues.

Online safety for kids

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.

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!

Once a Week Take a Peek

Do you check your child regularly for head lice? Head lice prevention techniques and regular checks can help stop the spread of head lice. If your child has had

Take Action: How You Can Raise Active Kids

New parents are often exhausted from ‘chasing their kids’ around, but somewhere between toddlerhood and the teen years, kids slow WAY down. While it is true that there is

Why I Haven’t Had a Date Night in 12 years

I recently experienced something very new and different. For the first time in over 12 years, I had a night away from the kids with Daddy-o.

Yes. The first time in over 12 years.

the unhealthy side of healthy food

The Unhealthy Side of Healthy Food

Healthy eating is something many of us strive for but the truth is there are times where our efforts to make healthy choices actually end up being on the unhealthy side of healthy food!

Foods for fall

10 Fall Foods Your Family Should Try

Fall is a great time to explore the fruits and vegetable aisles at the grocery store or farmers market; so many varieties of squashes and colourful root vegetables await discovery.

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