8 AMAZING Ways to Steal Time with Your Kids FREE Ebook

Stealing Time MINI Book

In the past week, I have been sharing some ideas about the importance of quality time with your children including a Happy Child Challenge. Some of you have shared what your plans are for the Happy Child Challenge and others are still planning. I cannot wait to hear what you have planned AND how successful your special outing was for you and your child. When you create family memories in a happy and mindful home, your child will grow up looking back on a happy and memorable childhood. The more opportunities that you take to spend quality time with your … Continue reading

Creating Family Memories in a Happy and Mindful Home

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Have you heard of SimplyFunFamilies.com? It is a website full of Inspiration and Ideas for Simple Family Fun! Since meeting Karen, the owner of Simply Fun Familes, I have become even more inspired to enjoy special moments with my children. Sometimes in creative ways and sometimes in very simple ways, but we all need to cherish many moments with our children. They grow up so fast, don’t they and we don’t want to miss out on each and every special moment. Karen has shared two wonderful tips for creating family memories in a happy, mindful home: Tip #1: Find a … Continue reading

World Suicide Prevention Day: How to Talk About the ‘Tough Stuff’ at Home

How to Talk to Your Child About Suicide

If a student in your kid’s school died by suicide, how would you talk about it at home? Even though suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss with kids, it is important that young people know they can talk to you about it. Kids Help Phone hears from many youth who don’t know who to turn to about a complex topic like suicide. Sometimes kids are afraid to tell their parents what they are feeling. They might think that they will worry their parents, or feel that their parents are uncomfortable talking about certain issues. But, suicide is something … Continue reading

5 Ways to Help Your Child’s Kindergarten Teacher

5 Ways to Help your child's Kindergarten teacher

There are many ways that you can help your child’s Kindergarten teacher! Below, I have shared just a few key points to consider prior to the first day of school. Send your child with a LARGE backpack – YES, this backpack will look like it is bigger than your child, but it will hold and protect everything that it needs to throughout the year and THAT is important! Communicate regularly – be sure to check your child’s backpack daily for any communication from your child’s teacher. Also be sure to share important information with your child’s teacher whenever necessary. This … Continue reading

Back to School Tips from @KidsHelpPhone

Back to School Tips from Kids Help Phone

While the start of a new school year can be exciting for many kids and parents alike, young people can also experience feelings of nervousness, anxiety, stress, and tension. Transitioning to a new grade, changing schools, getting new teachers, and making friends are all examples of the types of concerns young people can have ahead of September. Back to school anxiety can affect any young person, no matter their age, but there are ways parents can help their kids feel supported at this time of year. Have a talk. Ask your kid what they’re thinking and feeling about the new … Continue reading

NEW Kindergarten Parents Support Group

Kindergarten Parent Support Group

Having your child start school for the first time can be a very overwhelming experience for you and your child. Both parents and children have so many questions, many of which will not be answered until the first week of school. Because of the unknown, children can understandably become VERY anxious about their first day of school and if only you, as the parent had all of the answers, wouldn’t you feel a whole lot better?! Here in Ontario, our first day of school is the day after labour day, but I am aware that many other schools will be … Continue reading

Parenting Styles in the World Today

Modern Day Parenting

DISCLAIMER: I haven’t written a piece before where I share my strong opinions on a topic quite as strongly as I do in this one. I want everyone to know, PRIOR to reading this, that while I do have my strong opinions, I am VERY open (and encourage) others opinions and respect the fact that my opinions are NOT right, they are simply opinions! I am writing this post in hopes to start an open and respectful dialogue amongst parents. Will you join me? Anyone who knows me is aware that I LOVE to discuss parenting. I love to hear … Continue reading

FREE Printable Allergy Cards for Restaurants

Wheat Allergy Card

Does your child have a food allergy? Eating at restaurants can be a rather stressful experience when your child has a food allergy, especially when it is a serious one! I have discovered that I have an allergy to Flax Seed. While there is no official test (that I have been able to find) for this type of allergy, I am certain I have one due to the reaction that I have every time I consume Flax Seed. Now I can say from first hand experience just how scary food allergies really are and I would never EVER wish a … Continue reading

Honda Canada Wants to Send YOU to the Baby Time Show {Giveaway} #BabyTimeShow #WinWithHonda

Baby Time Show

Its’a a FLASH Baby Time Show Ticket Giveaway where you could win a pair of tickets to the Baby Time Show from Honda Canada! I’ve already shared with you how much I love the Baby Time Show and now I have another chance for two lucky people two win a pair of tickets to attend the show! I will be attending the show on Friday, so if you see me walking around, PLEASE come up to me and say hello, that would truly make my day! I’m looking forward to seeing new products for baby and getting the most up … Continue reading

Active Baby Giveaways 5 Year Anniversary Event at @ActiveBaby {HUGE Giveaway!}

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If you live in North Vancouver and you have a baby, consider yourself super lucky! Active Baby has relocated and renovated and is now celebrating their Grand Re-Opening and 5 Year Anniversary all in one. And if you don’t live in Vancouver, you’re in luck because Active Baby has an online baby store that is laid out beautifully and extremely user friendly. I know when I was a new Mom, I found it very overwhelming to know what products were best for me and my baby and I learned a lot from visiting stores like Active Baby to get an … Continue reading