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Tips for Potty Training

Before you begin Be prepared to take your time (it’ll happen eventually). Most children get the idea sometime during their third year but if it takes longer that’s fine. If a child has a dry diaper for a couple of hours it’s time to start. Summer can be a good time to begin.  Remember it... Read more »

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Why Blanket Forts are Amazing!

The definition of a Blanket Fort: A den constructed indoors, made of sheets, blankets, cushions, pillows, clothes pegs, elastic bands and fairy lights. Though specifically made for children, all ages welcome. This space becomes a place for whispers or shouts, quiet time or raucous time, watching films or playing, getting cuddly and cozy or… fort... Read more »

Holistic Milk Alternatives
Holistic Alternatives to Dairy

Many babies and toddlers develop sensitivities to dairy. The truth is that dairy is not natural to human beings, meaning that our bodies don’t always recognize the ingredients and break them down properly in order to be digested well and entirely. Although dairy may have benefits, it can be very irritating to our digestive system.... Read more »

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Healthy Christmas Treats

Cookies for Santa Clause and carrots for the Reindeer…it’s all about balance! But sometimes, during the holiday season, there can be an imbalance of less nutrient-dense foods and more sugar-packed treats. If you are looking to add a few more healthy snacks to your holiday spread without sacrificing on taste or presentation I’ve got you... Read more »

5 ways to gift sustainably
5 Ways to Gift Sustainably

Gifting our friends and family during the festive season is a ritual that has nowadays somewhat become associated with pressure, expectation and waste, especially as a parent. It’s time to reclaim gifting as a joy and spread a little environmental and ethical love, and change the way we view gifting when it comes to mindset... Read more »

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Fa la la la Language Activities for Christmas

Christmas is such a magical time for children (and many adults- like me!) and as such it can be so beneficial to use these special moments to help kids learn to talk. As a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), I love using songs to support the language concepts I teach in speech therapy. You can find... Read more »

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Tips and Tricks for a Family Photoshoot

Family photo sessions can be a lot of fun but for many they are a stressful event that take a lot of time and effort to plan and execute. Finding the right photographer, location, clothing and keeping everyone happy while trying to stay on budget is a lot to take on and sometimes the end... Read more »

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The Super Simple Show: Music and Dance

“Arts education is a big part of building a 21st century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for.” –... Read more »

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Making Meal Time Fun & Appealing

Do you have a picky eater on your hands? Is it tough to get your child to eat their vegetables? As parents, we can sometimes feel like we’re failing if our children aren’t eating things that we know are good for them. They may throw the food they don’t like on the floor or refuse... Read more »

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Spreadable Joy: The Advent Calendar

Introducing The Spreadable Joy Series The Spreadable Joy Advent Calendar Christmas. Warm coats, toasted chestnuts, fires, lights, baubles, cinnamon sticks, sugar cookies, mince pies, mulled cider, eggnog and presents. Lots and lots of presents. Children these days can easily miss the true meaning of the festive season. Whether you do the nativity or not, the season can get... Read more »

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Sink or Float Sensory Bottles

Oil & Water Sensory Bottles Materials Baby oil or Canola oil water large glass water-based food coloring oil-based food coloring for candy bottles Steps Fill bottle up one-third of the way with water and add water-based food coloring until you reach your desired color. Add lid and shake If you chose to color the oil, pour... Read more »

5 Tips to Get Started with Cloth Diapers
5 Tips to Get Started with Cloth Diapers

So you’re considering cloth diapering? Great news! Given that the average baby goes through 5,500 diapers from birth to potty, and that it’s estimated that one single disposable diaper takes around 500 years to decompose in landfill, there’s never been a better time to make the switch. Using cloth diapers isn’t hard, it’s just different... Read more »

Taking Your Kids to the Grocery Store
Taking Your Kids to the Grocery Store

What words come to mind when you think about grocery shopping with your children? Chaos? Distraction? Battles, Exhausting? If you answered “yes!” to any of these, you are not alone! Most parents would agree that any and all of these words may be applicable at times. But did you know that taking your children grocery... Read more »

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Infant Massage Therapy and How it Helps Baby Sleep

Infant massage helps to increase the bonding between the baby and their parents or caregiver. It teaches both the caregiver and the baby how to relieve stress while helping to increase relaxation through the use of touch. lt helps to stimulate the development of various systems of the body (digestive, circulatory, musculoskeletal system) lt helps... Read more »

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How Food Affects Your Child’s Sleep

When our kids don’t sleep, we don’t sleep either. It is one of the hardships that come with being a parent. The world, unfortunately, doesn’t stop or pause for us to catch up on the sleep that we need – we must get up and go about our day, go to work, get our kids... Read more »

Table Manners
Let’s Talk About Table Manners

I remember parts of what it was like to be a child… I remember time moving slowly, summers seemed to go on and on. I remember getting out of bed to show my mom a booboo I had, and hoping she would let me stay and watch TV with her instead of sending me back... Read more »

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Visiting the Farmers Market with Kids

There is something so wonderful about seeing the world through the eyes of a child. One place I love watching my children’s faces light up with excitement is at local Farmers Markets. The fresh produce, the livestock, the homemade pastries, the fresh iced tea, the little wooden toys made and sold by the same hands,... Read more »

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Preventing and Relieving Constipation in Children

It is no fun for your little one when they are suffering from constipation..and no fun for you either! As parents, we would do and try anything to help relieve our child’s discomfort. The good news is that constipation is usually temporary and we can help them by ensuring that they are getting the right... Read more »

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5 Simple Yoga Moves for Toddlers

Yoga is becoming increasingly popular; there aren’t many cities you could go to without finding a yoga studio with a variety of different classes. However, one of the more recent trends in yoga is Story Time Yoga. This is a 30-45 minute class targeted to children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. ... Read more »

Preparing Lunch
Five Secrets to Lunch Packing Success

Whether you have a child in Mom’s Day Out only a couple of hours a week, a preschooler in daycare full-time, or a school-aged child needing packed lunches for elementary each day, the back to school season often comes with a bit of lunch packing anxiety for most parents. To help combat the concern of... Read more »

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Tips for Travelling with Kids!

Travelling with children can be a large undertaking. Here are a few tips that I have found useful over the past 6 years of holidays with little ones. Packing Checklist Routine: Children like routine. As much as travel can be exciting, it can also be difficult for some. If your children are old enough, talk... Read more »

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Visiting Museums + Galleries with Kids

Visiting anything cultural with your children can be stressful at the best of times. Gone are the days when on a whim you could decide to nip into a museum to gaze upon your favorite painting or sculpture. Remember those moments of peaceful restoration in front of your favorite artwork or hotly anticipated exhibition? For... Read more »

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