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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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A Royal Pain, In The Class by Funny Mummy, Kathy Buckworth

09/01/2013

Categories Parenting

Prince George has arrived. From the moment it was announced that Prince William's wife Kate was expecting their first child, and third-in-line-for-the-throne-heir, many moms and the media have...

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Funny Mommy by Kathy Buckworth

07/31/2013

Categories Parenting

Katie Holmes and her young daughter Suri are constantly surrounded by the paparazzi in New York City, where they make their home. Recently, they were videotaped trying to get into a car, and Suri...

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Super Simple Soccer Snacks That Are Fun (& Healthy!) By Deborah Lowther

06/13/2013

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

Soccer snacks have become an expected 'treat' for kids at half time of 60 minute games played on soccer fields throughout every city. Kids of all ages run their little hearts out and happily grab...

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School's Out Forever by Sara Dimerman

05/30/2013

Categories Parenting

As a child, I remember belting out the lyrics from Alice Cooper's School's Out Forever - "no more pencils, no more books, no more teachers dirty looks' - on the last day of each school year. I...

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Funny Mommy by Kathy Buckworth

05/30/2013

Categories Parenting

One of my favourite lines from the 'The Simpsons' is when Bart complains he is having the worst day of his life. 'So far', responds his unsympathetic yet correctly predictive father, Homer.

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Mother's Day by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

04/30/2013

Categories Parenting

My latest book 'I Am So The Boss Of You: An 8 Step Guide To Giving Your Family 'The Business' compares life in the corporate lane to life in the car pool lane, and provides tips on how moms can use...

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I Am So the Boss of You by Kathy Buckworth BRAND EXTENSION: THE MISSION STATEMENT

04/03/2013

Categories Parenting

The next time you visit a corporate website, look at the ?About Us? page. Most feature a mission statement, a few sentences or paragraphs that tell the world at large what the company does and what...

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Why a 'Baby on Board' message makes you less safe: Warning and other signs blamed for 2 million accidents

03/17/2013

Categories Parenting

One in 20 motorists say stickers and playtime paraphernalia are to blame for a collision. Drivers need to cut down on clutter in the car.

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The Love That Dares to Text Its Name by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

01/31/2013

Categories Parenting

Love is in the air. Being electronically transmitted, in all likelihood.

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And Baby Makes Three by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

01/02/2013

Categories Parenting

The announcement that royal couple Catherine and William are expecting their first child has many speculating about how this baby and his or her famous parents will cope. It can be hard for a...

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FITMOM Durham's 5 Tips for the Mom 2 Be

01/02/2013

Categories Parenting

Here are five must-do's for the expectant mama...

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Navigating Holiday Travel Plans with Kids

11/23/2012

Categories Parenting

"...are we there yet?" Like any right of passage, you know you're a family on the move the second those words have been uttered, and uttered, and--screeched! Those four dreaded words can be the...

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Personal Reflections for Remembrance Day by Envirodad Eric Novak

11/02/2012

Categories Parenting

This Remembrance Day, what will you remember? For me, my memories are plentiful and they are strong.

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