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20+ Editor-Picked Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Please every kid on your list this year with one, or a few, of these holiday gift ideas. Everything from stockings to big-ticket, right here.

30+ Editor-Picked Holiday Gifts for Parents

We've made a list and gone over it a lot more than twice to make sure that our editor picks offer you and your recipient the best of the best. With everything from stocking stuffers to splurges and everything in between, don't forget that gift cards to local restaurants and shopping from the small businesses in your area are great supplements to the suggests we offer below. Happy shopping.

Chicken And Dumplings

It doesn’t get more comforting than a simmering pot of chicken and soft, fluffy dumplings. This one is made using an instant pot, so you've got a comforting classic ready to eat in no time at all.

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What Not to Say to a Single Parent During COVID

When my marriage fell apart 18 months ago, I felt a lot of big things: grief, grief and more grief, fear, relief, worry (oh so much worry), hope, sadness, anger…I could go on and on. And in the months that followed, I felt like I was on a loop-de-loop rollercoaster that never ended. Some days I was buoyed by excitement for the possibilities ahead of me; other days, I could barely manage to get out of bed in the morning. But my biggest issue—an issue that I’m not sure will ever entirely abate—was, and continues to be,...

14 Basic Safety Tips To Keep Your Child Protected

Equipment, toys, cars…all of these (and more!) require that parents pay close attention to the safety of their kids. Having a basic knowledge of how to keep children protected in certain situations can provide excellent peace of mind to Moms and Dads.

Making the Most of It: Celebrations in Isolation

Even in physical distancing, there we will always be life events to acknowledge. So how can we celebrate while remaining physically distant? We've got the goods!

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Baby Registry Basics (Plus Items We Love!)

Creating a baby registry is both exciting and overwhelming. We turned to an expert for helpful tips on getting started.

Top 20 Baby Names In Ontario Over The Past 100 Years

Some names are classics for a reason. These have stood the test of time, winning the popularity contest from 1917 to 2017. Did your name make the list?  

9 Tips for Getting Ready for Baby

It’s a good idea to prepare for giving birth relatively early, as some women will go into labour sooner than expected. Here are a few ways to get ready to welcome your new little one.

Baby

Is baby talk good for babies?

Are you holding your “wittle babeeeee” back by being too cutesy? We asked an expert.

What to Expect When Your Baby Starts Talking

Much like taking those first steps, kids will say their first words in their own time. That first sweet, intelligible word will likely show up between nine and 12 months, with a few more words to follow in the months after.

The Benefits of Infant Massage + Handy Tricks

Massage can help your baby release stress, feel soothed and relaxed and may even help them sleep better and be less irritable. Here's how.

7 tips to make it through your baby’s first cold

Treating a baby’s first cold can be stressful. Here's how to identify it and ways to help bring relief.

Toddler

Tips for Handling the “Terrible Twos” or the “Threenage years”

Toddlers begin to assert their independence, which can lead to moments of frustration for both children and parents. It's hard to deal with, but an important development. We've got tips to help you cope.

Why Does My Toddler Drool Non-Stop?

Do you have a drooling toddler on your hands? Dr. Marla Shapiro has answers for you.

Tips To Treating Fevers

My six-year-old daughter had a fever that would come down with Tylenol but then kept going back up after the medication wore off. What’s going on?

Potty Training Basics

It’s a milestone parents both look forward to and dread in equal measure. On one hand, no more diapers! On the other hand, teaching a tiny human to know their body’s cues and make it to the toilet in time is a daunting task (especially if kindergarten looms large!). Here’s the lowdown.

Preschool

Should You Pay Your Kids for Chores?

Sure, offering your kid money to vacuum, sweep or tidy their toys gives them more incentive. But should you? Two moms and an expert weigh in.

Teaching Kids How To Not Spread Germs

Kids love to share, well, everything. But when it comes to germs, keep'em to yourself! That's easier said than done. We have tips to help.

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?

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Is It OK To Take Over Your Kids’ Homework?

Is it helpful to step in and takeover homework for your kids? It's a contentious topic. We asked two parents and an expert.

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?

Are kids forgetting how to play?

Do schoolyard bans and parental paranoia have a lasting effect on our children and how they play?

Expert Tips on Helping Kids Excel at Distance Learning

We know it seems tricky to master, but your student can ace working remotely. Here’s how.

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