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Going Organic
Going Organic
Going Organic

Great Kid-Friendly Snacks

Nutrition is something we as parents have to take more seriously than we used to. Obesity and its wicked cousin, diabetes, are on the rise everywhere, and kids are the targets of all kinds of fast-food and convenience-foods mar...
 
Kids
 
children on gym rings
children on gym rings
children on gym rings

How to Have a Good Play Date

So, you found the perfect play date mate for your child! This is an important step, helping to ensure a well-balanced, socially-adept childhood. No pressure or anything. You’ve never had a play date before; likely you’re as ner...
 
Kids
 
Two girl friends smiling
Two girl friends smiling
Two girl friends smiling

Helping Encourage Friendships in Kids

Friendships are important to every child. Peer relationships allow kids to see themselves against a larger backdrop, to learn empathy and sympathy, and how to fit in with society at large.

 
Parenting
 

Should Kids Choose Their Own Clothes?

How many of us have seen them, strolling gamely down the street: a child who looked like she ran blindfolded into their closet and put on the first few things they found by sense of touch, no color, pattern or style coordinatio...
 
Parenting
 
Stainless pan
Stainless pan
Stainless pan

Table Manners Rebooted: Reinventing Dinner

OK, so many of us have found the idea of a dinner table more of an idealistic one; many dining room tables in many homes all over North America are covered in mail, discarded items and unfinished homework, rather than serving a...
 
For Moms
 

Raising Kind and Compassionate Kids

One of the hallmarks of a truly great society is its capacity for compassion. History has shown us little of this, which is why we have to strive to instill kindness and thought for others into our children from an early age. W...

 
Babies
 
encouraging talents in kids
encouraging talents in kids
encouraging talents in kids

Encouraging Your Child’s Strengths and Talents

Of course everyone was born with talents and strengths—especially your kids, right? It is one thing to excel at something yourself; it is another altogether to dream about your darling baby doing something altogether special an...
 
For Moms
 
work home life balance
work home life balance
work home life balance

Finding the Home-Work Balance

OK, so you are the uber-Mommy:  you have it all. You have a great husband or partner, you have great kids, and you have the job of your dreams—or you’re on the way to it. So why do you feel like such an utter and complete failu...