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10 Books with Strong Female Leads

Strong female leads are important and there’s no reason not to pack your home with books about girl power. Check out a few of our fave titles.

10 Tips For Picking Great Baby Names

The name you choose is your baby's for life. Make it a good one. No pressure, right? These tips can guide you in picking great baby names.

Hash in a Dash

If you love a savoury breakfast, this super-easy, super-cheap hash recipe is for you! The potatoes and black beans are simmered in spicy salsa and topped with a dollop of guacamole and cilantro.

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10 Celebrity Parents You Won’t Hate Following On Instagram

Some days you just want to know that even Academy Award-winning actors are driving a minivan full of crushed Cheerios and empty juice boxes. We’ve got you covered—here’s a list of famous parents you won’t hate following on Instagram.

Astrology for kids: What to expect from Aries

Born between March 21 and April 20, Aries are fire signs ruled by Mars. They're leaders and strong-willed, but know how to have a good time.

Rock Art Cacti

Perfect as an afternoon craft project and to give as gifts, these rock art cuties are a fun way for kids (and parents) to flex their creative muscles.

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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.

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5 Things This Sleep Expert Wishes She Could Tell All New Parents

Sleep expert Alanna McGinn summarizes five things she wishes she could tell all new parents about babies and sleep.

How Dads Are Updating The Script On Fatherhood

It wasn't so long ago that fatherhood had a straight-up Don Draper mentality. Now, more and more dads are flipping the script on their expected roles, taking paternity leave, being stay-at-home dads and pushing away breadwinner expectations.

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.

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.

Toddler

Why some germs are good for toddlers

Toddlers should be exposed to some germs. In fact, boiling pacifiers and overly sanitizing can sometimes do more harm than good. Go ahead, jump in that mud puddle.

Tips for raising a multilingual child

If you’re concerned that exposing your children to multiple languages as toddlers will affect their speech or comprehension when starting school, don’t worry.

Autism Awareness or Acceptance? Why We Should Shift Our Language

Each year, April 1 marks the start of International Autism Awareness Month. Mayors in many cities around the world raise a symbolic flag, and awareness campaigns are often launched on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2. But autism advocacy groups are calling on the public and media outlets to use a different word instead of awareness: acceptance. The idea is that this shift would push the general public to be even more inclusive of people on the autism spectrum. Words Matter Since the early 1970s, autism groups around the world have worked hard to educate schools and workplaces about the signs, symptoms and facts of autism. And while this has been largely successful, the autistic population is still extremely marginalized: Many are under-employed, suffer from depression and often live in poverty. General public “awareness” has had a limited tangible impact on the lives of people living with autism and may have even led to some of the negative stereotypes. A deliberate rebranding, however, aims to achieve specific goals like the following: increased employment opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum more positive, empowered and diverse portrayals of autism in media and entertainment next-level inclusive classrooms, especially in secondary and post-secondary schools The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) started calling April Autism Acceptance Month in 2011, explaining that, “Acceptance of autism as a natural condition in the human experience is necessary for real dialogue to occur.” Facts to Feelings At three years of age, Avi was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He communicated mostly in three-word phrases and had an extremely active and creative imagination that kept him focused on acting out and repeating animated movies and children’s songs he had memorized. He struggled to socialize with his peers. Several years ago, I facilitated his transition into school in my role as Director of...

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.

Preschool

How To Prepare Kids To Bathe Alone

Get those cute bath pics in now—one day soon they’ll be asking for privacy. Here’s how to get them ready and keep them safe.

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.

Is Your Kid A Hoarder? Tips For Helping Them Let Go

The word 'hoarder' might set off alarms, but hoarding isn't unusual behaviour in kids. Learning to let go is a life-long process.

Helping Children With Physical Disabilities Stay Active

It's a great idea to encourage children to be active as research shows that activity can greatly benefit kids’ physical and mental health. We have expert tips for helping your child stay active.

School Age

The importance of teaching resilience

We bend over backwards to give them every advantage in life. Well, that’s all well and good, Mom and Dad, but there’s something missing in that list of admirable character traits: resilience. And the question is, in this era of parenting, are we letting our kids fall down enough?

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.

4 ways to help kids cope with needles

It’s always tough to see your little ones get shots at the doctor’s office, but we’ve got tips for helping with the discomfort.

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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