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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Do Preschoolers Need to Exercise? How Much?
Health & Safety

Do Preschoolers Need to Exercise? How Much?

by Martha Scully  •  November 09, 2016
While the little tykes seem to have boundless energy and be in perpetual motion, in our TV age, not all children get the exercise their body requires. Experts advise a certain amount of activity each day for optimal strength, growth, development, and health. Here is an overview of exercise guidelines, benefits, and methods for your toddler.
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How to Conduct a Nanny Background Check
Hiring

How to Conduct a Nanny Background Check

by Martha Scully  •  November 08, 2016
Choosing a nanny isn't a small decision — your child care provider becomes an extension of your family and special part of your kids' lives. While an interview helps you evaluate your potential nanny or babysitter, you shouldn't hire a candidate on the spot. Conducting a background check before you extend an official offer ensures that you are bringing a trustworthy caretaker into your home. Here are some things you should check and the reasons why it's important to carry out nanny background...
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5 Ways to Help Limit Your Children's Screen/TV Time
Parenting

5 Ways to Help Limit Your Children's Screen/TV Time

by Martha Scully  •  November 07, 2016
How much TV/screen time do your kids get? How much is too much? Should TV and screen time be considered the same thing? On average how much TV are kids actually watching? How does watching TV and other electronics affect children? We'll dive into these questions and offer tips to help manage your children's screen/TV time.
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How to Explain the Importance of Remembrance Day to Kids
Holidays

How to Explain the Importance of Remembrance Day to Kids

by Craig Sutton  •  November 02, 2016
Teaching kids about the significance of Remembrance Day (also known as Veterans Day) is very important. Not only will children be inquisitive about what all the poppies they see at this time of year but also because it is one of the most important days in our history. Obviously, considering the graphic nature of war, it’s also important to teach kids about Remembrance Day in an age appropriate manner.
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