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7 Family Staycation Ideas

If you're like most families, you're feeling the pinch of your wallet at this time of year! With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it doesn't mean your pocketbook is ready for an all-inclusive vacation somewhere sunny. More and more families are turning to "staycation" vacations in their own backyards and rediscovering gems and attractions locally. You save major dollars by sleeping in your own beds, and participating in activities that are within driving distance of your home.

Six Tips For Traveling With Food Allergy Kiddos!

Vacation planning should be a fun and relaxing time as you prepare to de-stress with your family, but for those folks that deal with food allergies often just the opposite happens. Whether you are heading to a local amusement park for the day or taking a cross country trip on an airplane, traveling with children that have food allergies requires extra planning, diligence and to a certain degree, confidence in your abilities to take care of your child. The first time I planned a vacation for my family, I nearly cancelled it three times. The reason? My young son was dealing with allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts at the time. I was terrified to take him outside of the safe haven of home.

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic Doctors have a strong focus on health promotion and disease prevention. In Ontario, Naturopathic Medicine is a regulated health profession.

Myths and Motivations

Social media is full of inspiration and motivation. Or, it can depress the hell out of you.

Pizza Fun for Toddlers

As much as we’d like to involve our young children in the cooking process, it’s easier said than done! There are many benefits in letting them explore with foods and cooking tools; motor skills and interest in new foods being the two most important ones.

Spring Caterpillar Craft

The temperatures here in Alberta have finally turned the corner from winter to spring. The temperatures have warmed up to t-shirt wearing weather. Also, the birds have returned and with the sighting of a robin just last weekend on the farm, I'm cautiously optimistic that spring is here!

Stress-free night out in 5 steps

So let’s say you and your partner have a wedding to attend in a couple weeks. The event isn’t kid friendly so you need to find a babysitter for the night. Now, this is a big deal and a very stressful process for some parents (especially if this is your first time hiring help); between all the horror stories on the web and the feedback from friends and family, choosing the best fit for your child and your family can be a daunting task.

A newborn’s stomach

Finally, baby is here! The little bundle of joy so long awaited has finally shown up. It’s a very exciting time, but it’s also an extremely challenging phase. We know the first feedings are crucial for a newborn’s health but do you realize how small the little bundle of joy’s stomach actually is the first week of his life?

A newborn’s stomach

Finally, baby is here! The little bundle of joy so long awaited has finally shown up. It’s a very exciting time, but it’s also an extremely challenging phase. We know the first feedings are crucial for a newborn’s health but do you realize how small the little bundle of joy’s stomach actually is the first week of his life?

Positive Parenting Alternatives To Timeouts

I remember when I came across that first website. I had poured over it because it was laden with so many rich, positive parenting strategies. As I combed through each assertion nodding, I took note of what I would do as my then one-year-old and newborn grew older.

April 2016

5 Must-Know Tips For When Faced With Potty Training Regressions

I wish I could attest to a potty training technique that effectively teaches children. I wish I could say that if you just follow the three-day, three-week, or three-step potty training program, your child will surely be trained because that's what happened with us. I have no such affirmation to provide you with. I have no tales of expedient success.

What You Need To Know About Zika Virus

The Zika Virus has been in the news over the past few months and is of great concern, especially, to pregnant women and those trying to conceive.

Eat Healthy With 4 Easy, Kid-Friendly Snacks for Every Taste

My boys have always had pretty light appetites, and for years that was paired with some picky eating habits that drove me just a little bit nuts at times.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Party

St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) is on a Thursday this year so your kids will likely be heading off to school that morning. You could surprise them with a special St. Patrick’s Day breakfast before school (if you have the time!) or a special breakfast meal for supper.

At-Home March Break Activities Kids (and You) Will Love

With school out for a week or two (depending on where you live in Canada), the March Break offers a great opportunity for kids to learn outside of the classroom and enjoy some quality time with you and as a family.


Featured Boutique

Dandelion Kids

Dandelion Kids

The best children’s stores have a few things in common - one being the ability to procure the best goods from around the world, with a focus on sourcing as many outstanding local products as possible.

Featured Accessory

Little Feather Moccasin Co

Little Feather Moccasin Co

This month’s featured accessory is not only adorable, but is sure to help with the pesky shoe-tossing business, if your child is so inclined.