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Get Breastfeeding Tips and Advice From the New Medela Family Newsletter-Giveaway

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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Taking the Microsoft 70-463 Exam: Enjoy Your Triumph by Using Reliable Exam Dumps

The business realm is fierce, and it’s become essential to regularly raise the bar of productivity. There are plenty of things that a company has to watch in order to ensure its success in the market. When it comes to the security of the business database, having a data solution system is imperative..and that requires …

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Meal Delivery Services – Can They Really Help You Save Money?

Meal delivery services have exploded onto the scene over the last few years. Social media feeds are brimming with sponsored ads of pre-packaged food, and we all know someone who swears by the quality of chef-designed meal plans. But are meal kits worth the hype, or more importantly, the money? In a survey conducted by …

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Using a Practice Test to Help You Pass the Microsoft 70-742 Exam on the First Attempt

Nowadays, good job opportunities are hard to come by. If you want to get a better job, you’ll often need to learn some new skills. This especially applies to the IT sector, because experience is everything there. If you have an extensive set of skills that goes beyond the basics, then you’ll be a more …

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Add Extra Fun To the Christmas Season With These 4 Holiday Party Ideas

Everyone loves the holidays, and there’s no reason to limit the fun to just celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas! Planning a day of some additional holiday activities is a great way to unwind from the stress of preparing for the big day and bond with family and friends! Looking for some inspiration to help you plan …

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5 Tips for Recovering Your Romantic Energy After Having a Baby

Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by K-Y and YMC. Opinions expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. When it comes to getting frisky, there hasn’t been much that can take the wind out of my sails. I’m a high-energy person and that carries over into every area …

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4 Things Families Dealing with Eczema in Children Should Know

This post was sponsored by Pfizer Canada. Opinions expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. Please view full Terms and Policies. I’ve always been close to my brother and sisters and as the oldest child, their problems were my problems. So, when my sister, Brenna, developed severe eczema …

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Taking the Leap of Faith – Steps To Starting a Business From Home

It’s an idea that’s been bubbling under for a while, and all the time you’ve spent at home or trying to juggle family and work commitments has only made that idea stronger. You’re considering starting a business from home. A job that you can do in your home office that allows you to indulge your …

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5 Useful Tips to Save Electricity and Reduce Your Monthly Electric Bill

If you’re trying to save money, analyzing the cost of your utilities is a great place to start. Paying your electricity bill is essential, of course, but you may be paying more than you need to! To try to lower your bill and save money, try these five tips that can help you conserve electricity. …

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3 Teenage Birthday Party Ideas – Be the Cool Parent on the Block

When a child reaches the teen years, traditional themed birthday parties tend to lose their appeal. But that doesn’t mean you should skip the party altogether! Teenagers love to have a good time and they love to share those experiences with others. A great party just means coming up with some ideas that are a …

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Getting Your Teen a Smartphone? Five New Ways TELUS Helps Keep Families Connected

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and TELUS and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. In June, our family celebrated a milestone that I’ve been anticipating all year…we officially have a teenager in the house! I’ll be honest; I’ve been nervous about my oldest son Zack’s teen years for a …

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Is Your Child Nearsighted? Here Are 4 Reasons To Consider CooperVision MiSight Contact Lenses!

It can be a pretty big shock to suddenly learn that your child has a vision problem. When my husband was diagnosed in his tween years, he told me that he had no idea how poor his vision was. It wasn’t until he put on his first pair of glasses that he knew just how …

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The Best 7 Items to Have for an Outdoor Fitness Workout

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AfterShokz and PTPA. Views expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. After an unusually harsh winter (including the coldest February Saskatchewan has had in 80 years), spring has come early to the prairies. And I couldn’t be happier about it! Being able …

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The Top 3 Statistics Software Programs For Business Owners to Try

For a small business owner like me, the use of analytical software can be incredibly important. Like many people, I need quick and effective methods to analyze the large amounts of data that can help make my site better and more functional. The best data analysis software is capable of delivering that fact-based data in …

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Working From Home? How to Set Up Your Office for Maximum Productivity

For many people, especially moms paying hefty daycare fees, working from home is the dream. There’s no need for child care, you can be there at school pick up, you can even do housework in between jobs. But while any work-from-home mothers will tell you it’s wonderful not having to place your little ones in …

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