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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.

Slowcooker Chicken Chili

Let the slowcooker do the hard work for you with this hearty, comforting chili. Toasting the spices just before adding them helps boost their flavour, lending more dimension to the dish.

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Growing pains 101: 5 fast facts

From a vague ache to the potential for serious discomfort, growing pains come in all shapes and sizes. It’s hard to see your child suffering, especially when there’s no physical booboo to cover with a superhero bandage, but here are five quick facts to help you ease their worries (and your own!).

Tofu 101: 8 ways to use the plant-based protein

Think tofu is boring? Well, it is if you don't do anything to it. Just like you would season a steak, tofu needs a bit of love, too. Here's a guide to the different types and easy ways to use each one.

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.

What is an at-risk pregnancy?

Although pregnancy goes smoothly for most women, some pregnancies are considered ‘at risk.’

Everything You Need To Know About Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

For women who have previously given birth by caesarean, the option of attempting a vaginal birth for future pregnancies is becoming more commonly used. Here's the lowdown on vaginal birth after caesarean, or VBAC.

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10 ways to boost your child’s brain power through play

Play is not only fun for your baby, but it’s good for brain development, too.

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.

Is there a ‘normal’ weight for babies?

It’s not that simple, says Dr. Dina Kulik, a mom, pediatrician and Emergency Medicine Physician at The Hospital for Sick Children.

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

Treating Common (And Not So Common) First Aid Emergencies

From insect bites to abrasions, we’ve got the goods on some of the common first aid emergencies you may face as a parent and how to handle them. Read on for what to watch for and how to look after your kiddo in each of the situations below.

16 awesome picture books for kids

We've rounded up our fave picture books for kids, we'll keep updating so check back to see the latest and greatest.

How Can I Make the Flu Shot Less Painful?

The flu shot is extra important this year. There are lots of proven ways for parents to improve the needle experience.

5 Tips for Handling a Picky Eater

If you have a picky eater at home, mealtime can turn into a battleground. Here's how to work with a fussy palate while still keeping the joy of gathering around the table.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Are kids forgetting how to play?

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

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: Unicorn hair chalk

With a little help, kids can rock this non-permanent, no-bleaching-required rainbow-bright hair using chalk. Anyone can be a unicorn!

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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