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Activity Books for your next road trip

The Best Activity Books for Kids: Road Trip & Pandemic Lifesavers

When my kids were quite young I found a really great book on clearance called the Amazing Activity Handbook. It has four sections: Indoor games, Things to make and do, Outdoor Games and Fun on the Move. The suggestions are simple but there are games and activities that will bring

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

Summer Camp

Why go to summer camp?

Summer camp! The defining Canadian growing-up experience. So much fun, but more than that … so much learned.

At first glance, camp is a place for kids to learn to swim, sing or speak Spanish. But look closer.

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens & Tweens

Being a teen comes with it’s own unique set of challenges, while the doors open to new freedoms, so too come new doubts, anxiety and even struggles with self-identity. Parenting Teens and Tweens can be an equal challenge and while parents may have the best intentions when giving out inspirational advice –

Scouts Canada Guide to Raising Resilient Children

Raising Resilient Children During the Pandemic and Beyond

Scouts Canada and Leading Expert Dr. Hanley-Dafoe have Developed a Parents’ Guide for Fostering Resilient Children Youth can Scout for free all fall; sign up at Scouts.ca Resilience is essential for coping with risk factors, challenges, uncertainty, and stress, as well as for building positive mental health, emotional wellbeing, social relationships,

Fall Programs for Kids GTA

Fall Programs for Kids in the GTA

The summer season gives parents a great opportunity to expose their children to new experiences. It’s a time for making new friends, enjoying new experiences and maybe even discovering a new passion.

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere An essential part of your back-to-school kit for 2020.  Help your child learn valuable calming techniques to use in the classroom. Teaching kids how to deal with new and often overwhelming emotions is something parents often struggle with.

Baby Bump Toddler Show

Bump, Baby, and Toddler Expo Goes Virtual

Insightful at-home digital series featuring expert parenting advice! The challenges of parenting can undoubtedly feel overwhelming, and even more so in a pandemic. That’s why Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo #BBTE is bringing the experts to you on July 4 & 5, 2020.

Coronavirus Childrens Book free download

COVID-19 Illustrated Children’s Information Book

A free information book was released by Nosy Crow this month explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures

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 it too! Here is our Top Five list of benefits of singing for both baby and you: Benefits of singing for

The Santa List – Managing Expectations

It’s that time of year where kiddo’s wish lists seem to grow and grow and grow. What are your kids expecting from Santa, parents, grandparents and other relatives? What can we do to manage these lists so that they are reasonable and affordable? How can gift giving fit with family

Helping your Teen Transition to High School

The first day of high school can be a flurry of emotions for your kids. New school. New experiences. And new freedom to gain. It’s both exciting and frightening.

3 ways to Prepare for back to school

3 Ways to Prepare for the First Day of School

Starting school for the very first time. It’s an exciting, busy time. Sure, the summer’s slowed-down pace coupled with not having to pack school lunches makes July & August pure joy.

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 have been in school full time now for a few years and each school year the morning madness does get a bit easier, in part because I

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.

pregnant mom

Top Baby Names in Canada of 2017

Finding the perfect baby name can be a fun but stressful to-do item during your pregnancy. Every year, BabyCenter Canada collects thousands of names from it’s registered users. These lists are determined using information from parents who have had babies in 2017 creating a country wide database of names ranked

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.

Top breastfeeding tips for new moms

All new mothers want to do what’s best for their child. According to the experts this means breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of an infant’s life — meaning no food or drink other than breast milk. Of course, this is easier said than done, particularly when you leave the privacy of your home.

best outdoor kids toys

Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as long as possible!

Summer Camp

Why go to summer camp?

Summer camp! The defining Canadian growing-up experience. So much fun, but more than that … so much learned.

At first glance, camp is a place for kids to learn to swim, sing or speak Spanish. But look closer.

Fall Programs for Kids GTA

Fall Programs for Kids in the GTA

The summer season gives parents a great opportunity to expose their children to new experiences. It’s a time for making new friends, enjoying new experiences and maybe even discovering a new passion.

Calm Kids with Breath Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere An essential part of your back-to-school kit for 2020.  Help your child learn

Baby Bump Toddler Show

Bump, Baby, and Toddler Expo Goes Virtual

Insightful at-home digital series featuring expert parenting advice! The challenges of parenting can undoubtedly feel overwhelming, and even more so in a pandemic. That’s why Bump, Baby and Toddler Expo #BBTE is bringing the experts to you on July 4 & 5, 2020.

Helping your Teen Transition to High School

The first day of high school can be a flurry of emotions for your kids. New school. New experiences. And new freedom to gain. It’s both exciting and frightening.

3 ways to Prepare for back to school

3 Ways to Prepare for the First Day of School

Starting school for the very first time. It’s an exciting, busy time. Sure, the summer’s slowed-down pace coupled with not having to pack school lunches makes July & August pure joy.

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.

pregnant mom

Top Baby Names in Canada of 2017

Finding the perfect baby name can be a fun but stressful to-do item during your pregnancy. Every year, BabyCenter Canada collects thousands of names from

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.

Top breastfeeding tips for new moms

All new mothers want to do what’s best for their child. According to the experts this means breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of an infant’s life — meaning no food or drink other than breast milk. Of course, this is easier said than done, particularly when you leave the privacy of your home.

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