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Setting limits on screen time

Screen time can be difficult to enforce, especially when we're obsessed with screens ourselves. Here's how to set limits for your family.

Dealing with Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia affects about 7.5 percent of women during the latter half of pregnancy. Here's what to expect and how to cope.

Sweet Potato Wedges with Farro and Tahini

These cozy sweet potato wedges drizzled with bright, creamy lemon tahini dressing create a flavour pairing that is far more than the sum of its parts. Serve over the herbed farro and arugula for a hearty side dish or delicious lunch.

Expecting

What happens in the last weeks and days of pregnancy

Congrats! You're in your ninth month of pregnancy, and you could go into labour at any time. Here's what to expect in the last days of your pregnancy.

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.

The Rundown on C-sections

Here's everything you need to know about giving birth via a C-section. 

What you can and can’t do while pregnant

The laundry list of pregnancy no-nos can be confusing. We asked a family physician to sift through the myths and realities when it comes to normal daily aspects of life.

Baby

Are some germs good for your baby?

According to Dr. Dina Kulik, a pediatrician and emergency medicine doctor who works at Kindercare Paediatrics and SickKids hospital in Toronto, babies can benefit from germs.

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.

6 tips for surviving your maternity leave

Maternity leave might sound like a vacation, so you might be surprised when you go stir-crazy. Read on for tips on how to find support and thrive.

Toddler

The Benefits of Playing Pretend

Imagination kicks into high gear at the toddler stage. Pretend play is educational, but also just plain fun.

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 curb your fussy eater

Got a picky eater on your hands? Registered dietitian Jill Wallace offers the tips to ensure mealtime goes off without a hitch.

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?

Preschool

32 things to do at the beach this summer...

So, you want to take a trip to the beach, huh? Here are 32 sandy activities that you maybe (possibly) didn't think of.

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.

So your kid’s in a cast… now what?

Not only are fractures and breaks painful for little bones, but thinking of ways to keep your little one entertained for the next six weeks until the cast comes off can seem an impossible task. Here are a few ways we’ve discovered can make life with a cast tolerable for your kid—and you!

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

Touchy Subject: 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.

What to do when your child won’t stop talking

When is your child expressing themselves too much?

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.)

Got A Shy Child? Here’s How To Help

If your child is uncomfortable socializing with the other children, she may be shy. Here's how to help her climb out of her shell.

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