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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN DURHAM

05/15/2011

Categories Parenting

With the expansion of the Family Resource and Disability Awareness Programs at Grandview Children's Centre, families of children with special needs will be afforded a listening ear as well as a voice.

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Mother May I? by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

05/01/2011

Categories Parenting

Who remembers the game Mother May I? By simply asking this polite little question, the 'Mother' of the game would allow her 'children' to take baby steps, giant steps, even sideways steps in an...

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Safe Ingredients for Your Baby's Skin

05/01/2011

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

In consultations with parents, I discuss many different things; one of those things is what products are being used on their baby's skin. I not only want my little clients to eat well, I want them...

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Spring has Sprung

04/26/2011

Categories Parenting

Spring has sprung, and we couldn't be happier! Here are some fun, quick and clutter-free things to do to welcome spring into your home. Even choosing one or two of these projects will make a big...

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Footprints: Respite Program for families with autistic children

04/20/2011

Categories Parenting

April is Autism Awareness Month so we would like to share with you a local Durham Region organization that offers a wonderful service to local families who have children with autism.

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Signing after Speech By Sara Bingham

04/15/2011

Categories Parenting

First foods, first steps and first words are important milestones in any baby's life. For parents who are signing with their babies, the first sign is also a monumental moment. I remember Joshua...

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That's sick, dude. by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

03/29/2011

Categories Parenting

If it were possible to impale oneself on a tiny, plastic sword, I would have done it sometime during hour two of playing Lego Pirates. Normally I can take this type of torture, but as my son and I...

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A Parent's Guide to Supporting Your Child Through Divorce by Susan Parsons

03/29/2011

Categories Parenting

"I'm worried about how my children are going to react to our divorce?" "Is there a right or wrong way to talk with my children about our separation?" These questions and a multitude of others like...

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Break, Learn, Repeat. by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

02/28/2011

Categories Parenting

March 'break' for whom? And from what? Taking the kids somewhere warm on a mid-winter break might be a release from school learning for them, but for parents it can be a time where we actually...

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Packing Heavy, Travelling Light

02/28/2011

Categories Parenting Family Guides

When he saw the pile of luggage we were bringing for our first family vacation, my husband laughed. We were off to Cuba, and while it is safe, clean and very family friendly, unless your baby...

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Life with Fragile X

02/28/2011

Categories Parenting

It seems like just yesterday that our eldest son, now 7, was diagnosed with 'Fragile X Syndrome'. In reality it has been 5 1/2 years since his diagnoses and 3 years for our younger son's identical...

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Clutter Hotspots

02/23/2011

Categories Parenting

It's never about the stuff ~ it's all about what the stuff represents, and there clearly seems to be an emotional connection to the clutter 'hot spots', the rooms where most of our stuff...

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Local educators say teaching three-year-olds to read is key to success in school

02/23/2011

Categories Parenting

Local learning experts at Oxford Learning Centre across Durham say that teaching your three-year-old to read may hold the key to preparing him or her for a successful lifetime of learning at school.

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Report Cards Stressful Time for Families

02/23/2011

Categories Parenting

Report cards have recently come out. It's an important milestone in the school year, but it can be very stressful for families. After all, the report card's arrival could mean some potentially...

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Battle Hymn of the Lager Mom: Why Chardonnay Moms Are Superior by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

01/29/2011

Categories Parenting

A newly released book about 'Tiger Moms' is causing quite a stir in the parenting community. I'm not going to name it, because then you might buy her book instead of mine, and frankly, I think...

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January is Get Organized Month

01/17/2011

Categories Parenting

If you've been saying to yourself, "I really should get more organized," consider this: North American women pend 55.2 minutes, per day, looking for lost or misplaced items, according to study...

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Now THAT'S Educational TV by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

01/08/2011

Categories Parenting

Sherwood Schwartz, best known as the creator of The Brady Bunch and Gilligan?s Island, passed away this month, much to my own and to many of my ?raised on 70?s TV? counterparts? dismay. With so...

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Find Time to Play on Family Literacy Day

01/01/2011

Categories Parenting

Play for Literacy on January 27 to encourage a love of learning in your family

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Family Literacy Day interactive map paints Canada orange in support of literacy

12/31/2010

Categories Parenting

ABC Life Literacy Canada issues national challenge to help paint Canada orange; Register your Family Literacy Day event and watch your province light up

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Hand Model by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

12/31/2010

Categories Parenting

There's a new product on the market called 'Pump Gloves' which are designed to protect our delicate hands from having to hold onto a filthy pump handle at the gas station. If sales of hand...

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