Summer 2019

We’re Loving Summer!

Crafternoons, screen-free ways to use your smartphone for summer fun, making your kiddo’s toys seem new again…we’ve got your back for all things summer (including the not-so-fun experiences, like time-outs and broken bones!).

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The Benefits of Eating as a Family

Although sitting down and eating together may not happen overnight, here are five ways to help bring people back to the dinner table to establish more meaningful connections. Read
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Letter From The Editor: In Praise of the ’80s...

Remember how summer used to be in the '80s? Less scheduled fun and less fussing. Editor-in-chief Katie Dupuis is taking the freedom approach this summer by letting her girls go outside and have fun. Read
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Yellow Squash Turmeric Tofu Scramble

Tofu acts as a flavour sponge, so it needs a bunch of seasoning to really shine. In this recipe, cumin and turmeric add flavor, Dijon mustard adds a necessary “eggy” taste, and the almond milk–nutritional yeast mixture makes it more like a creamy, soft scramble. The yellow squash and its egg-like color intermingle with the tofu, adding a bit more veggie punch to your breakfast. Read

5 Screen-Free Ways to Use Your Smartphone This Summer

Smartphone use isn't all bad, folks! Here are five non-screen ways for your brood to get fun out of your phone this summer. Read
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Rock Art Cacti (and a Home Décor Craft for...

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. Read
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Caring For Your Baby’s Primary Teeth

Start your child off with good dental habits—even before a tooth makes its grand appearance—to help keep their teeth healthy, strong and protected for decades to come. Read
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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. Read
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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. Read
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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! Read
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Summer safety 101

Use these general summer safety tips, go over them with your kids, then let them have a little fun. Read
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Chickpea Harissa Veggie Burgers

These have a wonderful hearty texture, and their spicy, smoky flavour from harissa, cumin, and paprika makes them bolder and more exciting than any veggie burger you can buy in the freezer section. Read
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8 Ways To Make Your Child’s Old Toys Seem...

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. Read
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Cherry Pie Chia Parfaits

Creamy chia pudding, jammy tart cherries, and a crunchy granola topping are great as a midday snack or an after-dinner treat. Read
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Charred Cauliflower Pitas with Halloumi and Harissa

A quick, flavorful dinner isn't hard to accomplish. Just roast the cauliflower and halloumi until well charred, and stuff everything into a warm pita with spicy arugula. Read
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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. Read
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Photo Essay: Summer Through A Kid’s Eyes

We asked six kiddos to take pics of their quintessential summer experiences. Good news: Ice cream and sunsets still reign supreme. Read
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BlueCurve Can Help Keep Your Family Time Balanced

For most of us, the technological onslaught begins the minute we open our eyes in the morning: a cell phone alarm wakes us; we check the news, the... Read
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Time-Out Tactics to Help You Both Keep Your Cool

A cooling off period, along with communication, can go a long way. Read

Bringing Home Baby

I was a very anxious first-time mama. When I was pregnant with my now seven-year-old, Sophie, I was a ball of nerves, voraciously... Read