High Voltage strategies for when you’re down
When we're down it usually means we're tired, have no energy or drive, we're not motivated or we're stuck. It's that feeling that we just can't get things in motion.
TRY – The little verb that never could
Please TRY to read the following sentence:
'Oh look, you ARE reading this sentence'
Exactly! You actually read it and there was an action associated with it. Allow me to explain.
A toe jam obsession
My daughter is completely obsessed with her toe lint. Each and every time she pulls her socks off, she grabs her foot, hunches over and starts picking through her little wiggly toes.
Simmer down, let kids cook
Not knowing what’s for dinner combined with having little time to plan meals, shop for ingredients and throw them together, is a recipe for disastrous mealtimes.
Digging for dinos
This past weekend, we went on a dinosaur adventure at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. Battle of the Titans is a formidable clash between a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops and a perfect outing for young children.
Bookish ways to banish the winter blues
Each year, I promise not to let the winter blues invade our house but as I flip calendar pages, cabin fever hits despite my best efforts. That’s when I pull out the books and get to work banishing the winter
Parenting with Pooh
In simple text and nearly childlike expressions, Pooh and Milne distill the raising of children in to easy, manageable tasks. Following are some tips based on the wisdom of a pudgy, hungry bear.
No more food fights
Easy, child-pleasing meals and snacks with proven success from a child care centre director and experience toddler mom.
Show kids what grown-up love looks like
Parents’ words and actions teach kids how to show interest and express love, and what it means to be in a committed relationship. If your kids’ love lessons come from Hollywood movies and YouTube videos, you might want to make
The sweet sound of the human voice is soothing and Jason Simmons uses his vocal instrument to full effect on his a cappella lullaby CD for children,
Car Seat Safety – Video
View this video on car seat safety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_Mtfe2GrLU
City Parent Family Show Sunday, Feb. 10
City Parent is going to Toronto’s famous castle for a day that offers visitors many extras as well as free admission for children age 13 under.
What to expect as a breastfeeding mother
The key to successful breastfeeding is a great support network. There are many places to turn for help. Most areas have mother groups and special breastfeeding peer groups that can be a great support system especially if you don’t have
Introducing Mother Goose to a new generation
I shared a bedroom with my sister throughout my entire childhood. We had a mural of Mother Goose nursery rhymes on the wall well into our teen years.
Your conduit of information
As the editor of a parenting magazine for about as long as I’ve been a parent to my teenagers, I’ve acted as a conduit of information to other parents.
Entrepreneurship – the new dating game!
Well, that's exactly what it feels like! I had a steady job for over 10 years, comfortably enjoying the corporate world and living worry free.
Getting your hands dirty
I’ve spent most of life playing in one garden or another. Both my grandmother and mother nurtured my green thumb from an early age.
3D Ultrasound – Part 2
Part 2 of 2 of videos discovering 3D ultrasounds.
3D Ultrasound – Part 1
Part 1 of 2 of videos discovering 3D ultrasounds.