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Conquering the most challenging time of day

What’s the most challenging time of your day? A few months back our Facebook page put this question out there and many of you said you struggle most during that stretch between when you get home from work until the time dinner is on the table. 831 more words

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Scratching the surface: What you need to know about head lice

We haven’t had to deal with head lice in our house… yet.

With my oldest now in JK, I feel like it’s inevitable.  My friends with older children all have head lice horror stories, and when I ask them about it, their memories seem more disturbing than the lice itself:  the long hair they had to nitpick, the tedious treatments, the realization it had spread to a sibling, and the fear the head lice would return. 580 more words

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Considering the collapse of parenting

Let’s talk about the recent Maclean’s article “The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up”. Written by Cathy Gulli, the article is based on expert opinion about the current demise of parenting. 492 more words

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Starting new holiday traditions...is it possible?

The holiday season goes hand-in-hand with family traditions. For some families, it may include religious or spiritual traditions. It looks different for everyone and it may include putting up special decorations throughout the house while enjoying festive music; many also give of their time and/or give gifts, bake yummy treats, and my favourite – simply sharing a few meals with family and friends. 239 more words

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How to encourage children to say thank you

My daughter used to be that child who didn’t say thank you when she received a present. It wasn’t so much that she forgot to say thank you; she outright… 671 more words

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7 ways to avoid the "me, me, me" trap at home

As the holidays approach, teaching our children the whole “me to we” concept can become a challenge. It’s that time of year when wants can magically become  430 more words

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Parent self-care: The benefits of taking some "me time"

Five reasons you should eat an avocado a day!  This headline appeared on my Facebook feed last week and got me thinking, not about avocados but my overall eating habits and self-care since I became a parent.  481 more words

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