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Is Your House Ready for Back-to-School?

08/29/2017

Categories Parenting Home Organizing

As the summer comes to an end, the fall brings with it a season of packed lunches, rushed mornings and a house in disarray. It's that time of year again, when the kids head back to school. Keeping...

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French Books Your Child Will Want To Read!

06/01/2017

Categories Parenting Family Guides Home

Camp Tournesol surveyed more than 2000 French immersion families and asked only one question: What is your #1 challenge in supporting your child in their French language journey? The vast...

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Mom and Baby Guide 2017

01/06/2017

Categories Parenting Family Guides Home Health & Wellness

We are happy to present our second annual Mom & Baby Guide. It's a whole new world when you have a baby, so we wanted to help a bit with the transition. We would like to introduce you to some...

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November is Adoption Awareness Month

11/03/2016

Categories Parenting Home

Did you know? Approximately 1,000 youth age of out Ontario’s foster care system every year. This means that on their 18th birthday, they are expected to leave their foster/group home to live...

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Hauntingly helpful hints for Halloween by Sara Dimerman

10/01/2016

Categories Parenting

It's that time of year again - to plan ahead for Halloween. For some, this is greeted with excitement and for others, with dread. There are questions to be answered such as: Do we decorate the...

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3 Tips to Create A Healthy Back to School Lunch Routine By @Deb_Lowther

09/01/2016

Categories Parenting Home

Its back to school time and, like January, back to school offers the perfect opportunity to start a new routine and create new healthy habits! My kids have been in school full time now for a...

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Family Day - what does it mean to you? BY Sara Dimerman

02/01/2016

Categories Parenting

Other than my husband's birthday and Valentine's Day, when I think of special days during the month of February, I think of Family Day. This year in Canada it falls on February 15th. I think of...

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Mom and Baby Guide

12/31/2015

Categories Parenting Family Guides Health & Wellness

We are very excited to present our first ever Mom & Baby Guide. It's a whole new world when you have a baby, so we wanted to help a bit with the transition. We would like to introduce you to some...

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Is your child a "pushover"? BY Sara Dimerman

11/02/2015

Categories Parenting

A mom recently shared her concern with me about her child being a "pushover". She said that even though she was just seven years old, that she was already seeing her daughter as more of a follower...

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Rev Up Your Morning Routine by Organizing Lives

10/01/2015

Categories Parenting Organizing

We are now well-entrenched in back-to-school and back-to-work; the lazy days of summer are behind us, and routine is in the forefront. Or is it? How's your morning routine working for you? Are you...

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Setting loving limits for our children... and seeing them through BY Sara Dimerman

08/06/2015

Categories Parenting

As adults, we live with limits every day. When we drive, we are required to follow specific speed limits. If we don't conform to this, there may be consequences such as being given a speeding...

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Summer is a Hot Time to Practice Writing Skills

07/10/2015

Categories Parenting

Summer is finally here! Children are enjoying the warm weather, fun activities with friends and vacation time. But summer can also be an enjoyable learning experience. The summer break provides...

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Family Talk About Underage Drinking by Alyson Schafer

06/14/2015

Categories Parenting

I am happy to share some exciting news about the launch of my new series to help parents prevent underage drinking.

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Taking flight: Helping a teen find her wings BY Sara Dimerman

06/02/2015

Categories Parenting

When our 15 year old daughter mentioned that the French department at her high school was giving any student enrolled in French the opportunity to go on a week long trip to Paris, and that she...

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Minding Our Mobile Manners by Kathy Buckworth

11/01/2014

Categories Parenting

"The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way." -...

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Happy Kids: 10 Benefits of Raising Active Kids By Deborah Lowther

05/31/2014

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that Canadian kids between 5 and 17 years of age get at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity each day. Only 5%...

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Dental Health for Children

03/24/2014

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

The complete health of a child includes healthy teeth and gums. As a parent, it is imperative that you understand the important role you play in getting your child started on the road to good oral...

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Is it ok to pull your child out of school to travel? By Sara Dimerman

02/28/2014

Categories Parenting

I don't believe I am alone in saying that one of the things I like least about travel are airports - especially during peak periods when students and their families flock South to escape the cold...

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Helping with homework: when does help become a hindrance? BY Sara Dimerman

01/31/2014

Categories Parenting

I was an independent, motivated student and so my parents never felt the need to watch over me to make sure my school work was done. They trusted that I knew what I was doing and so long as I...

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Making School Lunches - How to get the Kids on School Lunch Duty By Deb Lowther

10/02/2013

Categories Parenting

As a kid I had to make lunches and I never liked it. Now as a mom to 3 school aged kids I like it even less. Who likes what, who won't eat what, who drinks what, same snacks, same sandwiches - or...

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