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An Age-By-Age Guide To Kids And Romantic Love

Kids begin developing an understanding of romantic love at an early age. Here’s the lowdown on what love means to kids at different ages.

11 Simple Family Meals

The common goal is to get everyone to gather and enjoy the meal put in front of them. But with life's chaos, different schedules and palates, that can prove challenging. We'd like to help you move from mealtime rut to champion of dinner. With these 11 simple, no-sweat recipes, you're well on your way to victory.

10 Black History Month Books For Kids

These books touch on tough topics, read these with your kids and start a conversation.

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How to teach racial acceptance

Canada’s growing diversity should mean racism is a thing of the past, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. What can parents do to promote acceptance of all colours, cultures and creeds? QUITE A BIT.

Tips For Introducing A New Partner With Kids Into Your Family

Worrying about the transition from single parent and kids to two parental figures plus more kids is understandable. We have tips to help make the transition go smoothly.

Let’s Talk About Parental Anxiety (And How To Help Curb It)

It's normal to feel anxiety and want to protect your kid from every little thing, but If the daily rigours of parenting make you as if like you’re under a dark cloud, here’s how to find a little sunshine.

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Expecting

Why do I have bright red cheeks during pregnancy?

There are a lot of reasons why you might experience red, rosy cheeks during your pregnancy.

Mentally preparing for pregnancy after miscarriage

If you’re pregnant and have suffered a previous miscarriage, chances are you’re pretty nervous this time around.

10 baby names from classic children’s books

No doubt classic children’s books started rolling in from friends the minute you announced your impending arrival, so you probably have a cute little library going in your would-be nursery. Need name inspo? Check out those titles for adorable names with staying power.

Baby

Why Swaddling Newborns Is No Longer Recommended

Knowing whether or not to swaddle newborns has always been a little contentious. Parents and experts are unsure if it's still the right thing to do. Here's some updated guidelines.

Your Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered

We asked a team of healthcare experts from Mount Sinai Hospital’s Mother Baby Unit in Toronto to respond to some of the breastfeeding questions most commonly asked by new moms.

How To Care For Baby’s Umbilical Cord And Belly Button

You have a lot of terrain to cover with a new babe in tow. Here are the ins and outs of innies and outies.

Bottle Feeding 101

We’ve got everything you need to know, from selecting a bottle system to the best way to hold your little bundle for feeds. PLUS enter for your chance to WIN* a Tommee Tippee prize pack valued at $268!

Toddler

Everything You Need To Know About Hand Foot And Mouth Disease

Caused by the coxsackie virus, hand, foot and mouth disease can affect kids at any age (and can even affect adults), though it’s most often found in the younger set.

How to curb a fussy eater

Got a picky eater on your hands? Registered dietitian Jill Wallace offers the tips to ensure mealtime goes off without a hitch.

Milestones (1 to 3 Years): What to Watch For

Your toddler’s growth will start to slow down a little after the first year, but they will still change and grow and learn exponentially between the ages of one and three. Here are the benchmarks to watch for.

Does your toddler prefer one parent over the other?

Sometimes your tot prefers you vs the other parent, or vice versa? The reality of toddler life is that they change day to day.

Preschool

Why Did Teaching My Sons The Word ‘Vagina’ Feel So Awkward?

I had no problem teaching my sons the term penis. However, when my son asked what the female genitals were called, I was horror-struck and couldn’t get the word vagina to come out of my mouth.

4 ways to teach kids empathy

When kids are unkind, we need to remember that they’re not intentionally trying to be hurtful. But as they grow, it's important to instil a sense of empathy. Here's how. 

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Whether your kid is excited to start kindergarten, or a little apprehensive, we've listed some skills to help you both get on the right track.

Ask Dr. Marla: Stomach ache causes

My 10-year-old daughter often complains of stomach aches. She doesn’t seem to have any other physical symptoms. Could it be related to stress?

School Age

Want to Make Virtual School More Sustainable? Adjust the Expectations

For families across the country, virtual school is a serious challenge. But we could make it easier if we adjust the expectations.

Medicine Cabinet Go-tos and Giving Medication

Take stock of your medicine cabinet every few months and replace anything that is expired or nearly empty. (You’ll thank yourself in the middle of the night with a sick kid!) Read on for medicine cabinet basics to make sure you have your bases covered.

How To Promote Positive Mental Health At Every Age

We take our kids for regular physicals and make sure their vaccinations are up to date. How can we inoculate them against mental health problems, too?

How to Teach Your Kids to Use Inclusive Language

Making sure children have the right words to express themselves and respect the identities of others is a priority now more than ever.

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