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Why a Pearle Vision Eye Exam Should Be Part of Every Child’s Back-to-School Preparations

Before I met my husband, I was a little lax about my boys’ eye exams. Even though I had heard it was important that children have yearly exams, living in a small town made booking appointments tricky and both boys did so well in school that I was confident their eyes were fine. But when …

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It’s Time to Give Yourself a Parenting Break! Embracing the Real Side of Parenthood

Parenting is tough, but it gets even tougher when we spend too much time comparing ourselves to our own ideal image of what a perfect parent should be. And as much as I love social media, I also know that a constant barrage of perfect images can be discouraging to those of us doing our …

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Let Go of the Mom Guilt! Four Indulgences a Mom Should Never Feel Guilty About

If there’s one thing that us moms have really mastered, it’s feeling guilty. Told your daughter you were out of ice cream so you could finish it when she went to bed? Convinced your son that hockey wasn’t that much fun so you wouldn’t have to deal with the huge investment of time and money? …

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The EquiptBaby Diaper Bag Makes Parenting Easier with Features Moms Love-Giveaway

Taking care of a baby is exhausting, whether you’re a first time mother or you already have a house full of children. And if there’s one item in a mother’s arsenal that can make her day either much easier or much harder, it’s the diaper bag. A good one keeps items organized, holds all the …

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Three Ways You Should Make Time for Yourself on Mother’s Day and All Year Long-Giveaway #ONatural

With Mother’s Day just having passed, moms around Canada finally had the chance to kick back and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation. And having recharged a bit myself, I’ve realized that moms have a very common tendency of putting themselves last. But when it comes to being a parent, taking care of ourselves means …

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Go Beyond Thank You this Mother’s Day and #PutYourHeartToPaper with Hallmark

Mother’s Day is such a fun holiday now that I have children. Seeing their beaming faces as they bring me a carefully prepared breakfast in bed and homemade trinkets from school warms my heart so much. But Mother’s Day is also a time to think about how much my own mother means to me and …

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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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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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Parent Without Worry with the Drop the #WorryBall by Dr. Alex Russell Blog Tour-Giveaway

When I was growing up, life involved lots of unsupervised playtime. Whether I was out in the backyard, biking around my small hometown or playing in the nearby gully with friends, parental supervision just wasn’t something my friends and I worried about very much. Our parents knew approximately where we were and we knew approximately …

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