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Why Keep Loot Bags? Because Kids Love Them

(3) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 1:35 PM

Written by Leslie Kennedy for

I think the best loot bag I ever got was in Grade 2. The birthday girl's name was Rebecca and I remember getting one of those long tubes filled with 6-inch long layers of different coloured sugar. It was the best! I...

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Getting Your Post-Pregnancy Groove Back: Date Night Edition

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 12:32 PM

Written by Kait Fowlie for

You and your partner's first date night post-baby could take place six weeks after baby's arrival... or six months... or more. It all depends on what your support system is like and how comfortable you are leaving the little one behind. Either...

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7 Baby Products That May Actually Be Dangerous

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 12:32 PM

Written by Michele Holcomb for

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of "dangerous baby products"? PBA plastic bottles? Toys with small, chokeable parts? Flame-retardant clothes? The obvious list of culprits is long. But the reality is some commonly used products are unsafe...

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Don't Call Spanking Child Abuse

(6) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 9:10 AM

Written by Leslie Kennedy for

Abuse: language that condemns or vilifies usually unjustly, intemperately, and angrily
physical maltreatment
-- Merriam Webster

New research released last week, published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that an astounding 32 per cent of Canadians have suffered from child...

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Are First-Born Kids More Likely To Succeed?

(3) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 5:56 PM

Full disclosure, I am the younger sibling in my small family of four.

My older brother is two-and-a-half years older than I am and we followed similar career paths. If I had to answer which one of us was more driven, had higher aspirations and more talent, I'd defer to...

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Alternatives To Your Favourite Baby Names

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 9:43 AM

Written by Anne Donahue for

We are hearing a lot of certain baby names. And that's not a bad thing -- those names are popular for a reason, and that reason is because they're good. (Usually. Usually, they are good. The '80s were cruel, and we all...

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A New Fate for Breech Babies

(8) Comments | Posted April 26, 2014 | 12:02 AM

Written by Leslie Kennedy for

In Canada, a solid 25 per cent of babies are born via C-section. While in the states women can simply opt for a C-section delivery if they so choose, in Canada C-sections, especially for first time moms, are almost always medically indicated...

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10 Everyday Romantic Gestures For Busy Couples

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 12:16 PM

Written by Kaitlin Fowlie for

Thankfully for busy parents, romance isn't just about grand gestures, bold statements, dozens of red roses and nights on the town. Sometimes the most meaningful romantic gestures are the smallest details. Here are 10 simple ways to show your partner they're on...

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10 Cute Spring-Inspired Baby Names

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 12:36 PM

If your baby's due this spring, you may want to welcome him or her with a name that rings true to the season. Below we've rounded up some of our faves.

1. Apple
Apple blossoms (and cherry blossoms -- let's not forget those) begin their beautiful return come spring,...

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Will An Unusual Baby Name Affect Your Child's Chances In Life?

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 5:48 PM

Written By Marianne Litman for

Baby names have been in the news a lot this past week: people were examining the latest celebrity-inspired trend (Game of Thrones baby names) and the rise in baby boy names ending in the letter N. Even with all the "trends" and...

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The Decision to Circumcise Isn't As Clear Cut As it Used to Be

(38) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM

An important decision needs to be made if you are expecting a boy, or if you have recently welcomed a little man to the world: whether to circumcise him. For some families, cultural and religious beliefs make the decision an easy one. But for others, the choice may not seem...

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Preparing Your Older Child for a New Sibling

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 9:04 AM

Baby number two is on the way! You and your partner are probably excited, but your first child may be not quite so sure. How you help them get ready for the arrival of a sibling will depend on their age, of course, but here are some general "dos and...

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Ten Things You Should Do Before Your Baby Turns One

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 8:07 AM

There is a laundry list of things that you need to do for and with your baby in his or her first year of life, and it even includes a lot of actual laundry. But the first year does not have to be just doctor appointments, midnight feedings and diaper...

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Should I Hit the Gym With a Baby Bump?

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 5:54 PM

Written by Marianne Litman for

It's the age old question ... well maybe not the age old question, but it has to be in the pregnancy top ten: Should I exercise while I am pregnant? And, what is "too much" when it comes to working out with...

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Turn Off Your Parenting Apps and Enjoy Actual Parenting

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 12:30 PM

We live in a world where information is always at our fingertips and everything is as easy as pressing a button. Gone are the days of spending hours agonizing over the name of an actor; of having to wait until the evening news for the weather report; of trying out...

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Are Hovering Parents Breeding Narcissistic Kids?

(3) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 5:19 PM

Kids don't get to be kids the way I was a kid, when I was a kid.

I grew up on a street filled with children who I biked with, played baseball with and whose basements I played in. To this day, many of those neighbours are still, at the...

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10 Baby Names From the '40s and '50s Making a Comeback

(6) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 4:31 PM

They say everything old is new again, so don't for one minute think that rule doesn't apply to baby names of today and yesteryear. (And I promise I will never say "yesteryear" again, seriously, I swear.) However, to spare you the hours you could've spent sifting through names of the...

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The Flu Vaccine: Separating Fact and Fiction

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 11:31 AM

Written by Leslie Kennedy for

Many parents waver on getting the flu shot for their children. Many parents waver on getting it for themselves. The arguments against it are the same for many of the optional vaccines (i.e. vaccines that are not on the provincially mandated...

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Guess What? It's Dad's Diet That Might Be Affecting Baby

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 11:30 AM

Women are told to take folic acid in advance of trying to conceive. Folate, which is found in leafy green vegetables, beans, liver, fruit and cereal, is known to prevent miscarriages and the risk of birth defects. Because of its importance in the healthy development of fetuses, women of child...

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Expecting A Winter Babe? Our 10 Favourite Festive Baby Names

(3) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 2:36 PM

Written by Anne Donahue for

The holiday season is upon us, and if you're expecting someone (a little "bundle of joy," perhaps), you may want to make his or her arrival extra festive. That's why we've rounded up our favourite holiday-inspired baby names, so that come Christmas...

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