Growth – Train Your Brain Like an Olympian
Failure. It may not be a word we like to use, but let’s face it – it happens. On a world stage like the Olympics, only one person can come in first. And there are times when those predicted to
The Cheerleading Book: The Young Athletes Guide
By: Marylene Vestergom Consider two and a half minutes jammed packed with stunts with athletes flying through the air, including intricate pyramids resembling a carefully designed game of Jenga. While you're at it, throw in a few jumps and tumbling moves
July 2020 Kids Stuff
Eco-Friendly Spring Print Baby Diapers by Hello Bello Keep your baby dry and comfortable while helping the environment with these plant-derived diapers. Made with sustainable materials, these diapers are also free of chemicals and fragrance but also soft and absorbent. Did
Plan for some Family Day fun
Whether you prefer to stay indoors or get outside, Family Day, and the weekend leading up to Monday, Feb. 18, offers us the opportunity to spend some extra time together. It’s also a great time to explore Toronto and the
By Christine Davis The cooler days of fall call for a new wardrobe, but everything you’ll need to keep warm and look great over the coming months can cost a fortune. According to Dag Larsen, founder of consignment store chain Consign
Costume conundrums and wardrobe tricks
By Jane Muller We’ve just had a discussion amongst our team at City Parent as to what our Halloween costume theme will be this year. There’s an annual competition in the office that we share with staff of other Metroland publications.
Go wild at Toronto Zoo
By Christine Davis There’s exactly one week of summer left, before days of fun get traded in for days in the classroom. Fortunately you can make the most of that week at places like the Toronto Zoo, where the summer’s special
Avoid the back-to-school shopping rush
By Patrick Ens The back-to-school shopping rush can be an extremely stressful time for kids and adults alike. Children want the newest phones, shoes and clothes for their first day – and adults will often do everything they can to
Picture your perfect Mother’s Day and share it
By Jane Muller A recent bout of spring cleaning fever revealed a stash of Mother’s Day cards crafted by my boys when they were younger that had been tucked away in a drawer. The sentiments expressed, the “penmanship” and the artistry were
Recycling car seats
By Christine Davis Since the use of child car safety seats became law in the mid-1980s, they’ve been filling landfills as they become damaged, expired, or no longer needed. In 2017, not-for-profit organization Green Propeller Recycling Limited conducted research showing that car
Parents are going online this holiday season
With the holiday season fast approaching, eBay Canada offers the following insights on Canadian consumers, specifically parents. GIFTS CANADIANS ARE WISHING FOR THIS YEAR The top types of gifts Canadians would like to receive are ones that are thoughtful (32%) or useful
Make Halloween Great Again
I should start by saying that I don’t hate all of Halloween. I like the dressing up of it, though it’s distressing how few creative and homemade costumes there are anymore. For every kid in a giant handsewn pickle costume (that
Spend less, get more back to school fashion
By Christine Davis Between new clothes and school supplies, parents can spend a small fortune getting their kids ready to go back to school. Shopping thrift is one way to save without sacrificing quality or style. Offering thousands of new items every weekday,
By Martha Scully Childcare can be expensive; many daycares across the country charge hefty fees that pose a challenge to families. While nannies can often offer the same care services for less, many families may not require a full time care provider.
Tips for families on the move
By Sara Marchessault Did you ever move when you were a kid? Not leaving your family home to go to college, but the move that happens when you have no choice or control. When you leave the life you knew behind
Turning houses into homes one piece of furniture at a time
Many of us take for granted the things that make a house a home. Much more than just four walls and a floor, we pride ourselves on our homes and consider them a personal reflection of who we are.
Spring into Action: 14 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Spring is here and Earth Day is close at hand, but don’t wait until April 22 to celebrate. Now is the time to reflect on your family’s commitment to the environment.
The Core Issue: When to consider a mommy makeover
Like most new moms, Olya*, 31, expected her body to change after pregnancy and childbirth. But the mom of two didn’t anticipate the drastic transformation that left her belly looking like a half-inflated balloon slanted to one side with a
The meaning of behaviour
I was teaching a parenting course on discipline last night, and I asked the class to offer some thoughts on the distinction between discipline and punishment.
Kids want to dress to impress when they head back to class and parents can feel pressured to over-spend on clothing and supplies.