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3 Questions to Ask Your Student’s College About Financial Aid

With my oldest just a few years away from his high school graduation, his college education is at the front of my mind. And that means I’ve already started to look into potential financial solutions that will ensure he can get the education he needs for future success. Financial aid is not something only students …

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4 Best Steps to Teach Kids to Read

Reading is a complex, meaning-making process. There are so many things occurring as we read: recognizing letters, sounds, and words, acknowledging spacing, identifying how punctuation changes a sentence, comprehending story lines, making and confirming predictions, and so much more. Given the complexity of this process, teaching children to read can seem like an overwhelming task. …

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Parenting a Child with Special Needs Confidently

Around 9.4 million children in the U.S. and 850,000 children in Canada have additional or special needs, with some of the most common causes being cerebral palsy, autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and epilepsy. If your child has just been diagnosed with an additional need, you may initially feel overwhelmed about where to start in terms of treatments, …

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Sign Up for the FREE Better Nights, Better Days At-Home Sleep Program for Children

If there’s one challenge I’ve had from the very beginning with my preschooler, it’s sleep. He’s always been incredibly active, and at almost four, still almost never sleeps through the night. Constantly being woken up in the middle of the night by my son obviously takes a toll on my own sleep, and after so …

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DIY Family Tree: Teach Your Kids About Their Heritage in a Fun Way

Kids often have a natural fascination with their family members, and love discovering fun facts about relatives. And learning about their heritage has a tremendous impact on a child’s identity, too! But how can you go beyond a fun story or two, and really get kids invested in learning about their past? Creating a DIY …

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Organize Your Daily Life with a DIY Personalised Family Calendar

If there’s one thing that’s true about family life, it’s that it’s never boring! From work and school to chores and sports, life can feel like a whirlwind at times for most families. So how can a busy parent keep track of classes, birthdays, appointments, and more? A good smartphone calendar can help a lot, …

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Get Breastfeeding Tips and Advice From the New Medela Family Newsletter

If there’s one thing that I have lots of experience with when it comes to babies, it’s breastfeeding. All three of my boys did extended nursing to some degree, and there were times when I felt like breastfeeding took up the majority of my day. And all that experience taught me one very important thing…breastfeeding …

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How to Give Yourself a Head Start When Starting a Home Business

When starting a business from home, it’s important to remember that there’s no way to be at the same level as a longer-running business. As a new enterprise, you start off at a distinct disadvantage, one that can take a long time to overcome if you’re doing business traditionally without any means of addressing the …

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How to Keep Your Spirits Up When You’re Stuck at Home Longer Than Expected

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the last year has been unlike any other! Last year we experienced it all, from feeling excited about being home with our families, struggling to balance working from home full-time, wiping away a tear as we cancelled trips and vacations, and going stir-crazy from …

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How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays with Family

For almost a full year now, families have had to change the way they celebrate special occasions. Some pared down their dinner guest on Thanksgiving. Others decided to skip trick-or-treating on Halloween. And now, health officials are warning everyone against travelling for the winter holidays and hosting family gatherings. Experts have noticed that case patterns …

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5 Ways to Emotionally Support Your Child While They’re At University

Going to university is a big change for a student. While most of them will enjoy the independence of university life, the lack of enforced structure and routine can leave a few baffled. And juggling lectures, practicals, assignments, projects, and extra-curricular activities can be emotionally draining. Things can become particularly difficult if one suffers from …

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How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Child’s’ Room

Having our homes at a comfortable temperature makes the space better for the whole family, but it can be especially important for a growing child. As most pediatricians will say, “If the parents feel that the room is hot enough to need an air conditioner, then the child is even hotter!” The mechanisms of thermoregulation …

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Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child With Empowering Books and Movies

On October 11, the world celebrated the “International Day of the Girl Child.” The day was created by the United Nations near the end of 2011 as a way to raise awareness for girls’ rights and honour the unique challenges young girls face. I may be a mother to three energetic boys, but I still …

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Finding Balance As a Teacher Working From Home During the Pandemic

While the vast majority of professionals have noted massive daily changes to their work and home lives during the pandemic, teachers and educators are among the hardest hit. There are several reasons educators are faced with more challenges and hurdles, from needing to acquire entirely new skill sets to finding work-life balance while working from …

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How Talking To a Psychic Could Improve Your Marriage During the Pandemic

Every couple knows that marriage isn’t all romantic dinners and spontaneous adventures. It takes work to stay connected to one another. And once kids are added to the mix, stress levels tend to go up for both parents. With luck, your relationship will be strong enough that you can work through any problems on your …

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Where To Find Hand Sanitizer Online in Canada

When soap and water are not easily available, hand sanitizer is a quick and effective germ-killing agent. A single drop will significantly eliminate disease-causing viruses and bacteria. However, in order to best kill germs, the best sanitizers come with 60% alcohol content. While there are alcohol-free cleansing products available as well, they are generally not …

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For Seniors in Palliative Care, Time is Precious — Help Them Make the Most of It

Conversations about palliative care are never easy. How can families balance the desire to ensure their loved ones stay independent and active with the need to ensure that they have access to the best quality care? What is the best way to ensure the comfort of seniors without putting them at greater risk of accident …

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Anniversary Ideas for a Family-Friendly Celebration

Celebrating an anniversary is always special. And in the early years of a marriage, it’s often also a romantic event that couples can enjoy together doing all kinds of things. But once kids enter the picture…well, everything changes! Of course, some people choose to continue ensuring their anniversary is a time for a one-on-one celebration …

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