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Milestones to expect in your baby’s first year

A lot happens in your baby's first year. From weight gain to movements and the development of speech, here's a general timeline of when parents can expect each milestone will happen.

How to deal with sleep problems during pregnancy

A baby bump can make a good night’s sleep seem impossible. Read on for tips to help you get a proper rest.

Easy do-it-yourself Popsicles

The best thing about homemade popsicles is that they’re made with real ingredients — fruits, juices, yogurt and no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colours or flavours. Use your imagination — anything you can freeze, you can freeze on a stick.

Expecting

10 pretty floral baby names

We've got pretty floral baby names that might be a good pick (see what we did there?) for your sweet babe.

10 things they never told you about pregnancy

We’ve compiled our very own ‘tell-all’ list of some of the weird and sometimes unpleasant pregnancy symptoms to look forward to, and tricks to get through them.

Can I Eat Sushi While Pregnant?

There's so many things to avoid during pregnancy, but do you really need to quit sushi, too? We asked a doctor to weigh in.

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Eighty percent of pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (or NVP), so here are some ways to deal with your morning sickness.

Baby

Safe sleep guidelines for infants

As a new parent, your number one job is keeping your baby safe, and that starts with sleep.There are a lot of dos and don'ts, we asked a doctor to break it down.

4 ways to help kids (and you) 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.

An age-by-age guide to coping with separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is normal for babies and small children In the first two to three months. Here's how to deal as they grow older.

The benefits of exposing your baby to music

A musical environment plays an important role in nurturing brain development. Maybe even a future career.

Toddler

Do you post photos of your kids on social media?

It’s natural for parents to want to post content about their children over social media, but should you?Two moms and an expert weigh in.

What to do when self-soothing behaviours become a problem

Fortunately, many habits, like thumb-sucking and nail-biting, diminish with time and self-awareness. But sometimes the bad habit can fester into something unsightly or even unsanitary. Here's how to help your kid curb it.

Toddler: Constipation 101

Constipation is a pain in the rear, but it’s preventable and treatable. Here's what causes it and how to bring relief.

Ask a dietitian: Is variety in children’s diets important?

Are their nutritional needs are being met?

Preschool

Is running a home daycare worth it?

With the cost of daycare only going up, if you have the credentials, opening your own home daycare can be tempting. Here's some helpful tips to help you decide if it's the right route for you.  

 

8 Ways To Make Your Child’s Old Toys Seem New Again

If your child is losing interest in her playthings, or you’re tired of finding abandoned toys all over the house, try these tips to regain a sense of order and keep things fresh at playtime.

End meltdowns with meditation and mindfulness

At home, parents can remove noisy distractions and devices, set up a quiet space to practise sitting and listen to their breathing together.

Are We Going Overboard To Make Childhood Magical?

Birthday parties straight off of Pinterest. Over-the-top Halloween costumes. Fairy doors and fairy gardens. Elaborate responses from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. These days, it’s basically a full-time job to build whimsy into our kids’ lives.

School Age

Dealing with mean girls

Here’s some Mean Girl Management 101 for you and your daughter.

How to take charge if your child is being bullied

Many of us have had the talk with our kids: be aware of bullying, report any incident right away, don’t be a bystander. But are we as prepared to deal with this problem with our own children, and as an extension, their schools, if it happens to our child?

Raising body-positive kids (in a not-so-body-positive world)

We spoke to four experts about how to best help kids learn to love themselves. (And if you could use a confidence boost, take a cue from these parents.)

7 easy ways to nurture your child’s creativity (even if you’re not crafty)

You don't have to be a crafty parent to encourage your kids to be artistic. We asked an art therapist for easy ways to be creative at home.

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