Should I Give My Nanny a Christmas Bonus or Christmas Gift?
Holidays

Should I Give My Nanny a Christmas Bonus or Christmas Gift?

by Martha Scully  •  December 09, 2016
Your nanny is an integral member of your household. While you're at work, they take on the task of educating and caring for your children. Some nannies also tackle light housework, prepare meals and generally act as the glue that keeps your household running smoothly. If you like your current nanny and don't want to deal with a revolving door of replacements, you need to show appreciation. But how do you do that? We get a lot of questions about bonuses versus gifts and what you should be doin...
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9 Tips for Taking the Kids Black Friday Shopping
Parenting

9 Tips for Taking the Kids Black Friday Shopping

by Craig Sutton  •  November 21, 2016
It’s time for Black Friday shopping - the time of year when you can scoop up great deals on Christmas gifts and other items you need/want. While many of us are spending the days leading up to Black Friday scouring websites and the local flyers to see what deals will be available, it’s important to also have a plan for when the day comes, especially if you will be going shopping with the kids. Here are some great tips for taking the kids Black Friday shopping and surviving to tell the tale.
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5 of the Most Difficult Hurdles of Step-Parenting
Parenting

5 of the Most Difficult Hurdles of Step-Parenting

by Craig Sutton  •  November 18, 2016
Ask parents about the toughest job they've ever had, and they will begin telling you tales about raising their children. The struggle is often harder when the children aren't genetically yours. Know that it takes a tough person to step into the role of step-parent. You will have many hurdles to overcome, for their sake and yours.
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Top 5 Bedtime Stories to Read to Young Children
Parenting

Top 5 Bedtime Stories to Read to Young Children

by Martha Scully  •  November 17, 2016
Reading with their children is often a great pleasure for parents, who enjoy the time to bond with their little ones. It is also invaluable for toddlers as they develop language skills and learn more about their environment. While there is an endless supply of reading material designed to rear young children, a few stand out as classics that will help engage them mentally and emotionally.
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How to Prepare Your Family for Flu Season
Health & Safety

How to Prepare Your Family for Flu Season

by Craig Sutton  •  November 16, 2016
Did you know that every year up to 7 million Canadians get the flu? The Canadian flu season typically starts in November and can last until March or April. If you are like any other parent, you want to do everything you can to ensure your children, spouse and yourself avoid getting the flu. One of the keys to preventing the flu is to be proactive. In this article, we'll look at how you can do this by knowing the signs, symptoms, and cures for overcoming the flu.
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Postpartum Depression: 8 Things New Mothers Should Know
Pregnancy & Babies

Postpartum Depression: 8 Things New Mothers Should Know

by Martha Scully  •  November 15, 2016
Postpartum depression (PPD) can happen to anyone— moments, weeks, even months after giving birth. If you are about to become a mom or know someone who is, it helps to be informed so you know what to expect. Let’s take a look at postpartum depression and arm ourselves with knowledge so we can cope with it if need be. Here are eight things all new mothers should know about postpartum depression.
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