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Jul
03
2015

Why Are People Getting Tattoos of Semicolons?

Punctuation's got nothing to do with it

Why Are People Getting Tattoos of Semicolons?

Though the idea of getting a semicolon tattooed on your wrist may appeal to grammar nuts out there, the reason many people are doing it has absolutely nothing to do with punctuation.

Arguably the most misused punctuation mark, the semicolon's function is to link two sentences while keeping them distinct. Yet thanks to a social media campaign, it's become so much more.

This past April, Project Semicolon appropriated the semicolon as a symbol of hope and mental health awareness.

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The Dreaded W-Sitting In Toddlers

If your kids are sitting like this, you need to make them stop. Now.

The Dreaded W-Sitting In Toddlers

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Dr. Stephanie graduated with High Distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Toronto, and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Stephanie has 2 subspecialties:
1.Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
2.Pregnancy: Pre and Post Natal Care for mom and baby.

Dr. Stephanie has been involved in the fitness industry for over 14 years and is a former fitness competitor, having placed 3rd in the New York Regional Division of the prestigious National Physique Committee in April 2008. She knows first hand the physical and mental determination an athlete must give to their sport in order to be successful, and the maintenance, and preventative care that is required.

Her approach to chiropractic as it pertains to sport and fitness is simple – prevent the injury before it starts. By maintaining and optimizing the functional integrity of movement, strength, endurance and agility, she is able to help her athletes from pre through post-season training. Dr. Stephanie uses Functional Anatomic Palpation, Functional Range Release, Active Release Therapy and Spidertech taping in her diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.

Dr. Stephanie is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association www.icpa4kids.com, and regularly sees pregnant women, infants, children and toddlers in her practice. Dr. Stephanie believes that by treating a woman through her pregnancy, and then teaching healthy habits to kids early on is the best way to influence a child's health over the course of their lives. She currently completing her fellowship in Pediatrics with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster Certified. Her additional training includes additional training in pre and post natal care for mom, neuromotor development, pediatric nutrition and detoxification, sacro-occiptal and craniosacral techniques for infants and children, neurosensory integration, and an in depth understanding of how pediatric anatomy and development differs from that of adults. She is a a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

5 Books to Read After Finishing 50 Shades of Grey

If you're feeling unsatisfied since finishing the trilogy that whipped women into a frenzy, here are five similar books you can read one-handed.

5 Books to Read After Finishing 50 Shades of Grey

Angie Lynch is a Native Floridian without a tan, probably because she spends her days hard at work inside on the magical internet. For the past several years, Angie has worked way too hard at building clout as an influencer in food and margaritas as well as being a source for laughable pop culture commentary on her blog, A Whole Lot of Nothing. In addition to that nonsense, Angie recommends books on Smut Book Club, is a contributing writer to Mom.me, spreads the word of Awesome at We Know Awesome, and tries to be a very professional content creator for local business blogs. Stalk her properly on Twitter @alotofnothing and on Facebook.

 
Jul
03
2015

School's Out! 8 Kid-Friendly Easy Lunch Ideas

8 make-at-home lunch ideas for busy families during the summer break

School's out and lunch box packing is on hold for the summer. Phewf! Although home lunches may seem easier than packing school lunches, there are only so many peanut butter and jam sandwiches that your kids will eat (I say this, because this is often the lunch option that I often fall back on when I'm stumped for ideas).

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May
09
2011

You know when you have a weird pimple, maybe somewhere in the vicinity of your eyebrow and it won't go away. So in a moment of frustration you decide to squeeze it even though you're fully aware of the dire blemish popping consequences but you just want the damn thing to go away and do it anyway?

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May
19
2015

Careers for Moms: Think Outside the Cubicle

WHEN YOU WANT MORE - THERE ARE WAYS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

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Becoming a mother changes you.

It just does. Whether it's the jeans that used to fit that remain folded in the back of your closet, or the tears that now roll down your cheeks while watching Cottonelle commercials: you're different after you become a mother. 

For some, the change is drastic. Others barely notice the shift - but it's there.

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May
19
2011

Top Choking Hazards For Children

Always Supervise Your Kids When They Eat

Twice, my son has choked on food.  The first was when he was a wee tot, just turned two.  He was walking around the kitchen eating a slice of cantalope and bit off a piece that was too large.  I was washing dishes and he was just out of my sightline.  I can't even allow myself to think of what would have happened if I hadn't peeked around to see what was going on.  There were no sounds - no coughing, no grunts, nothing.  Utter silence. 

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Apr
29
2014

Kids Eat Free: Canada

Calling all parents! Here's a handy list of restaurants that will let your kids eat for free!

The heyday of Kids Eat Free are long gone north of the border.

Where many US chains will still woo families by offering free meals for kids, the offer has become more and more scarce in Canada. About a decade ago dozens of family restaurants were offering Kids Eat Free deals across the Canadian restaurant landscape. Today it's the exception and while most chains offer kid's menus with appropriate pricing, gratis meals have all but disappeared.

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Mar
14
2014

Parenting Advice From Moms Of Four Or More Kids

Seven tips to reducing parenting stress from "experienced" moms.

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As a parenting educator, I make a point of sitting in sporting venues or playgrounds and watching parents interact with their children. No, I am not judging you—I am watching and learning. In this watching time, I discovered I could pick out the mothers of many children, because they seemed to be more relaxed and less irritated. I tried to distil what it was about them that made them stand out, and realized they had some traits in common.

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Jul
02
2015

9 Surprising Things You Learn Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Living on a budget isn't as easy as you would think

Living on a budget isn't as easy as you would think.

It was a long month on our budget eating adventure, and I've learned some amazing things along the way. I hope you have too. I wanted to share a list of some of the most unusual things I've learned...hopefully you find them helpful for either yourself, or when trying to perform compassionate acts for those in need.

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