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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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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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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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Tips and Advice on Choosing the Best Baby Bottle for Your Little One

Baby gear has come a long way over the years, and that’s especially true of baby bottles. The standard bottle has evolved from a clunky and somewhat dangerous glass bottle to a lightweight and shatterproof plastic design with an infinite number of specialty shapes, nipple designs and sizes. While some women do manage to stick …

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Prep Your Family for Holiday Travel with Netflix Downloads

With the holiday season fast approaching, I’m sure that our family isn’t the only one that’s planning some travel to visit relatives in other areas. And even though I’m excited about taking Baby Cormac to spend Christmas with his grandparents, I’m also bracing myself for the inevitable hassles and hurdles of flying with three kids. …

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Make Your Child’s Birthday Extra Special with Netflix Birthdays-on-Demand

When I was a child, my mom’s birthday parties were known for being amazing. They were always at home, never the arcade or restaurant parties some of my friends had. And my mom always cooked all the food and planned all the games herself. As a parent myself, I loved throwing the same types of …

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Moms Know Best: University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Kids

No matter how old your kids get, you’ll never stop being their mom. So naturally, when that bittersweet milestone finally becomes a reality (yes, I’m talking about college or university), you’ll sleep better at night knowing that you’ve equipped them with the tools and the advice they need to succeed. Of course, kids can be …

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Help Your Family Enjoy an Organized School Year with 4 Simple Tips

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Mabel’s Labels/ Bear Paws and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own. The new school year is almost here and that means it’s time for me to stock up on my must-haves for keeping my house and my boys organized throughout …

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Three Ways Team Sports Like the Danone Nations Cup Build Life Skills for Children

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Danone and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own. In our house, spring is sports season. And it’s a time we take pretty seriously! In fact, three out of every five weekdays are spent either on the soccer field or the …

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Having a Baby? Always Say Yes to These Offers of Help!

This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and NUK Canada Simply Natural #SimplyNatural sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. As the oldest of five children, I had plenty of exposure to babies…and the work that they …

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Always and Walmart Are Teaming Up to Help Girls’ Sports Teams Embrace their Strength and Play Like a Girl!

When I was in early grade school, my best friend was a young boy named Jamie that lived at the end of the street. It was mostly a friendship of convenience since we were within walking distance of one another, but we did enjoy playing imaginary games and talking about our future with one another …

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As Canada Takes on the World at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, P&G Reminds Us To Say Thank You, Mom

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have kicked off with a bang and I have to admit that watching Penny Oleksiak win Canada’s first medals of the games (and its first medals in women’s swimming in the last twenty years!) has resulted in my being glued to the television as I go through my day. Whether …

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Teach Kids Differences Can Create the Best Friendships with #DinoTrux #StreamTeam

One of the things that has always fascinated me about my oldest son is the way that he tends to find the kids in his class most in need of friendship and immediately form a bond with them. Zackary is very outgoing, so he’s never had much trouble making friends. But his very best friends …

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4 Car Seat Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know from a Child Passenger Safety Expert

Even though every parent knows that keeping babies properly secured in a car seat is important, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that three out of every four car seats are installed incorrectly. I know that I often wondered if I had properly secured my boys’ seats in the car and also questioned when …

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Support Children’s Literacy Through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation by Voting for Your Favourite Children’s Book-Giveaway

When I was a child, I had a huge collection of books. Some were gifts from family, some were ones I purchased and some were books of my mom’s from her own childhood years. But even so, I was such an avid reader that I usually also had a huge stack of books that I’d …

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Three Tips for Keeping Children Safe Through Life’s Seasons and Stages #LSSS

One of the things that always amazes me about being a parent is how many different stages my boys have already gone through. From the helpless days of infancy to the days of testing their independence, it’s no small job keeping them safe sometimes! While I haven’t been through every life stage and season yet, …

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Get Your Kids Cleaning with Age-Appropriate Chores and Gentle, Effective Cleaning Supplies from Seventh Generation

If there’s one thing that I’ve struggled with as a parent, it’s setting reasonable chores for my boys. I’m not a fan of cleaning so it’s taken me years just to be able to set a reasonable schedule for myself, never mind monitoring anybody else! But at the same time, I know my boys are …

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Learn to Read for FREE with a 4 WEEK Trial of Reading Eggs!

Reading Eggs provides a comprehensive range of online reading lessons and e-books that teach kids ages 3-13 the literacy skills needed for a lifetime of reading success. Over 90% of parents using Reading Eggs report a noticeable improvement in their child’s reading skills because the program makes learning phonics and basic reading skills fun. Your …

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Save on Baby Essentials at Participating Retailers During the Baby Event #PGMom

One of the things I remember most about parenting when my boys were babies was how overwhelming it was trying to decide where to shop for baby gear. With strollers and furniture at one store, clothing at another and diapers at a third, I could potentially have spent half a day running from place to …

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Three Tips for Keeping Your Kids’ School Gear Secure this September #LSSS

Summer vacation may have just begun, but I like to get prepared for the next school year early so that I can enjoy the summer stress-free. For me, part of back-to-school preparation means helping my boys keep their gear safe at school and fortunately, with a little help from Master Lock, that’s no problem at …

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Jason Priestley on Diaper Bags, Clean Water and the Magic of Parenthood #PGMom

Jason Priestley may be best known for his role as teen heartthrob Brandon Walsh, but these days he has plenty of other work keeping him busy. From his guest appearance on Package Deal to directing his first full-length feature to publishing his memoir, there’s always a lot on the Vancouver-born actor’s plate. Even so, he …

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Talking about Whether Kids Should Use Tech Before They Can Read on Discuss.fm

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good debate but to really develop an interesting conversation, a great topic is essential. As a mother, I have a lot of opinions when it comes to parenting and recently I learned about a fun new debate and discussion site that’s full of great topics called Discuss. …

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Survive Being a Hockey Parent with Tips from Olympians’ Moms and McDonald’s Canada-Giveaway

Every hockey parent knows that it’s not just a child that makes sacrifices in order to play on a team, it’s the parents too! From early morning practices to long drives to games to hours spent in a cold arena cheering on your child, it’s no small job being a hockey parent! But it can …

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Make Sure You’re Ready to Start a Family with a Daily Multi-Vitamin Such As Nestle Materna

When I was a young newlywed and ready to start a family, I knew that I needed to make sure my body was healthy and able to handle the strain of pregnancy. I limited processed foods and sugar in my diet, ate plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and took a multi-vitamin every day. And …

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Share Your Knowledge for a Chance to Be the Playtex Mommyville Mom of the Month

All year long, Playtex Mommyville has been featuring some of the amazing Canadian moms that share their knowledge and ideas with others in the Playtex Mommyville Mom of the Month program. It’s a chance to celebrate you for all the things you do in a day, big or small, to ensure that your children are …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-How to Save on Kids’ Birthday Parties

It’s only natural for moms to be excited about the little ones’ (or no-so-little-anymore ones’…) birthdays. These annual milestones are a reminder of the amazing people our kids are turning into and how much they’ve grown, learned and changed since the last birthday. And that’s certainly a cause for celebration! But…it’s all too easy to …

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Share Your Parenting Advice and You Could Be the Next Playtex Mommyville Mom of the Month

There are so many amazing moms in Canada and for all of 2013, Playtex Mommyville has been celebrating those special women with the Mom of the Month program. Each month, Canadian mothers can visit the Playtex Mommyville Facebook page and fill out a quick questionnaire about some of their parenting ideas and favourite moments with …

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Fisher-Price Favourites are Toys Parents and Children Will Both Love #FPFavourites

To me, one of the clearest signs of a great company is that it offers products that have been used and loved for generations. My very first toy, bought for me by my mother a month before I was even born, was a Fisher-Price Happy Apple and that toy was passed down through every other …

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Join the Fisher-Price #MillionMoments of Joy Campaign and Enter to Win a $200 Prize Pack

Raising a child is quite the experience. While there are plenty of peaceful, relaxing moments spent cuddling with our little bundles of joy, there are also frustrating moments, funny moments and so many moments that, for whatever reason, we remember for the rest of our lives. That’s the inspiration behind the new Fisher-Price Million Moments …

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Life Coach Caird Urquhart Shares Five Tips for Raising Teenagers to Be Successful

I had the pleasure of meeting life coach Caird Urquhart at a press event last October and I was very impressed by her down-to-earth approach to life, work and family. We chatted recently and she very generously agreed to share her knowledge with Mommy Kat and Kids readers through this fabulous article. We all want …

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Share the Joy of Your Child’s First Cheerios Moment on the Life Made Delicious Facebook Page #FirstCheerios

There are so many “firsts” us parents get to enjoy as we raise our children. The first haircut, first tooth, first scrape…they’re all special moments in their own way and a sign that our babies are growing up. And one of the firsts that many Canadian families celebrate is that first moment of self-feeding with …

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Tips for Feeding Your Toddler from Earth’s Best Organic

Feeding a toddler is nothing if not interesting! Whether you’re trying to convince your picky princess to try a new food or are dealing with a fussy son’s tendency to throw most of his food on the floor, adventurous doesn’t even begin to cover the experience. But this isn’t just the time when children learn …

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Summer Camp Survival Guide: Don’t Let Bedwetting Prevent Your Child from Enjoying Summer Camp

When I was a child, I had problems with bedwetting. I was a very deep sleeper and I simply didn’t wake up when I needed to use the bathroom. It was frustrating for me and, of course, for my mother, but most of the time it didn’t really affect my day-to-day life. Then one day …

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