Spring 2019

Spring has (almost) sprung

Do you have a late walker? Or a young one throwing temper tantrums? This edition helps you navigate every aspect of parenthood from pregnancy through the school years. We’ve also got some great recipes for kid-friendly Supper options!

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Editor's Letter

Since having kids, spring holds new meaning for our editor-in-chief, Katie Dupuis. Read.

Vacationing with Babies and Toddlers: Beaches Resorts Does It...

Sandals Beaches Resorts are tops when it comes to catering to kids of all ages, and they’ve thought of everything parents need to vacation with ease.  Read

Why Disney Isn’t Just For The Kids

Our publisher Jane Bradley went to the Happiest Place on Earth sans kiddos, and she and her family loved every minute. Read

Parent Profile: Meet Bruce Sellery

Personal finance expert, keynote speaker and news anchor Bruce Sellery calls Toronto home. Read on to find out his favourite pockets of the city.      Read

10 Misperceptions About Learning Disabilities

Many misperceptions circulate about learning disabilities. Some are rooted in the confusion and controversy surrounding numerous labels and complexities, and others result from a less-than-full awareness of advances in our knowledge of learning disabilities. Read

Buyers’ Guide To Weighted Blankets

Using a weighted blanket is just like swaddling a babe or being hugged tight, and they’ve been touted for their treatment or help with insomnia, mental health issues (depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder), restless leg syndrome, Alzheimer’s and even cerebral palsy in adults, and have even shown some positive results with those on the autism spectrum. Read
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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. Read

Neighbourhood: 3 Must-Visit Spots In The Junction

Named for the four railway lines that run through it, this western neighbourhood of Toronto has a lot to offer. It's a popular 'hood for families so parks and kid-friendly restaurants abound. Our tip? Take a stroll down Dundas, pick up some lunch then head to nearby High Park for a picnic. Read
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Easy DIY Ways To Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

Think naturally dyeing Easter eggs is too much work? We'd say it's about as difficult as boiling pasta, but with a bit more wait-time. Start saving your food scraps and watch them transform eggs into vibrant masterpieces. Read

Do You Let Your Kids See You Naked?

Is it weird to let your kids see you naked? Two moms and an expert weigh in. Read

7 signs you’re obsessed with your phone (and how...

It can be hard to admit your phone habits are problematic. But if the aforementioned signs hit home, consider taking these steps. It’s time to get well. Read

Excerpt: Yum & Yummer

There's a reason Greta Podleski's Yum & Yummer has been on the bestselling cookbook list for more than a year. The recipes are so delicious, super easy... Read

Supper is Solved: Chicken Potpie Chowder

This creamy, dreamy hybrid is chicken potpie filling in soup form. It is a one-pot wonderful and a little bit sinful. Time to quit lookin' and start cookin'! Read
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#yucktoyum: Roasted Butternut Squash Fries

Try serving plain ol' steamed squash to your kidlets and you're potentially setting yourself up for blank stares and wrinkled noses. But crispy roasted squash fries might just get them to try something new. Read

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. Read
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Birthdays 101: Tips For A First Birthday Party

Here are our top nine party tips to make it the best first birthday ever. Read
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Everything You Need To Know About Hand Foot And...

Caused by the coxsackie virus, hand, foot and mouth disease can affect kids at any age (and can even affect adults), though it’s most often found in the younger set. Read

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. Read

Why I Choose HIGH FIVE for My Kids’ Camps

HIGH FIVE is a quality standard used by organizations to deliver children's programs where kids have positive experiences, participate fully, make friends, learn skills and have fun. Brought to you by Read
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How to tell if a late walker is a...

Is your kiddo taking his time moving from crawling to walking? Don't fret just yet. Read

A Rundown on Kids and Braces

It used to be that braces were a rite of passage for many adolescents. But in recent years, seeing an orthodontist has become common in children as young as six or seven.   Read