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What’s on Netflix Canada this October

It's getting spooky and if you ask us, there's not much better than crisp weather, cuddling up and doing something that scares you, like, say, watching a horror film. OK, we like the tame ones, too, and this month Netflix Canada dropped all treats including Halloween-themed goodies (We left a 🎃 to help you find them) for kids and some spooky selects for after bedtime. There's some classics like Rudy and The Wizard of Oz, plus the return of some of our fave shows. Dim the lights!

Back to School Safety and the Rule of Two

Parents have so many questions and concerns about what back to school looks like this year, in every corner of the country. Dr. Edith Hui weighs in on what we can do to help our kids stay safe.

Episode 54 – September 9 – Teens and COVID

If you're the parent of a teen, you know the challenges that stem from helping them on the right course. Throw in a global pandemic and the waters get even choppier. To help ease (and diffuse) some situations surrounding teens and COVID-19, our hosts chatted with parenting expert Alyson Schafer.

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35+ cool products for back to school

From notebooks and binders to lunch bags and backpacks, here's our fave back-to-school gear.

Why are there so many September birthdays?

Seriously, there are so many people born in September. Between the 9th and 20th, to be exact.

Olive Oil and Maple Granola

If you can stir, you can make this granola. Oats and whatnot go in a bowl (stir), then go into the oven (stir, stir, stir). Granola!

Expecting

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.

Becoming a single parent by choice

Sometimes you have to stop waiting for the right person to come along and just do the damn thing. That's exactly the case for blogger Alyssa Garrison who decided to take matters into her own hands and become a single parent straight out of the gate.

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

What To Expect In Your Baby’s First Year

Whether you’re a first-time parent or you're welcoming number two or three, it's always nice to have great advice and important developmental information at hand. We broke down the stages of your babe's first year.

Why Swaddling Newborns Is No Longer Recommended

Parents and experts are unsure if swaddling newborns is still the right thing to do. Here's some updated guidelines.

Do I need a routine for my baby?

Everyone wants to know when your baby eats, sleeps and poops. Don’t let schedules and lists stress you out.

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.

Toddler

The Way You Talk To Your Child Can Improve Development

From reading together to prompting conversations with engaging questions, you're building your child's brain and helping their development.

8 Parenting Myths Debunked

You've heard them before. Things like "pacifiers are bad" or "you won't sleep again." Dr. Dina sheds some light on eight age-old parenting misconceptions.

What to Do if Your Toddler Isn’t Talking Yet

Toddlers can be tough to understand – but when does that become a problem?

Is It OK To Swear In Front Of Kids?

Maybe you have a potty mouth or just let the odd expletive slip when you're mad. Whichever the case, is it OK to swear in front of kids? Two moms and an expert weigh in.

Preschool

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?

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.

6 tips for encouraging kids to write

Penning letters and jotting down stories and plays are all ways to get your kids to practise writing. (And we bet they won’t even notice.)

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.

School Age

Pandemic Back-to-School Plans by Province

The 2020/2021 school year will be monumental for public education in Canada: Due to COVID-19, provincial governments, school boards and parents alike have been tasked with the extremely difficult decision of choosing between homeschooling, remote/distance learning, in-school learning and even hybrid options.

Back-to-School Jitters: Shyness or Anxiety?

Going back to school is exciting for many kids, but for others, just thinking about school can trigger social anxiety.

How to make a DIY chore chart

Maybe the kids will be more into their weekly chores if you spend a crafternoon making an adorable chore-tracking system.

10 Tips for Better School Lunches

Preparing school lunch for your kids can be a timely, tedious event, even for the most organized parent.

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