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Mar
06
2015

32 Tantrum-Tamer Phrases to Use With 3 and 4 Year-Olds in Meltdown Mode

Use these phrases to increase cooperation and reduce the "Fournado!"

Use these phrases to increase cooperation and reduce the "Fournado!" frustration.

The trick to communicating successfully with three and four year-olds is to be clever, funny, clear, rested, and to have a method to calming yourself down as fast as possible.

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Sep
01
2016

7 Ways to Help Your Child Handle Their "After School Restraint Collapse"

Kids often fall apart after school. Here's why and what to do.

Kids often fall apart after school. Here's why and what to do | YummyMummyClub.ca

Be prepared! Your child might come home after school or daycare and fall apart at your feet. I call this “After School Restraint Collapse.” It’s a thing!

Actually, you might see this in your partner or even yourself. You conduct, orchestrate, produce, think, smile, keep things in your inside brain that you wish you could say out loud, then walk in your front door only to turn into a snarly, crabby person.

Here’s why!

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This is How You Ask About Your Kid's Day Without Asking About Their Day

Turns out, when you ask is just as important as how you ask.

This is How You Ask About Your Kid's Day Without Asking About Their Day

Aug
26
2015

7 Common Reasons Why Your Baby Is Struggling With Solids

Why your baby might not be munching as well as expected

Feeding from six to 24 months is often referred to as “the honeymoon stage of feeding” because babies and toddlers tend to accept foods well, experimenting with and tasting anything parents put on their trays, or offer by spoon. This is why picky eating rarely occurs during this stage and surfaces in the older-toddler or preschool years instead.

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8 of the Best Ontario Beaches You May Not Know About

You won’t believe the adventures your family can have when you travel a short distance away to Ontario’s Southwest.

8 of the Best Ontario Beaches You May Not Know About

Apr
01
2016
If you find soap scum on the glass of your bathroom shower anything but easy to deal with, you should try this vinegar magic potion recipe. | YMC

I was over for coffee at my friend’s house on the weekend when another friend dropped in. And because all three of us have kids under seven, the discussion quickly turned to the merits of baking soda.

“It’ll take that craft paint right off your window.”

“It worked wonders on the bathtub after pink dye leaked out of a piece of fun foam.”

“Baking soda is great, but it has nothing on vinegar.”

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Aug
31
2012

Bio Oil: BUSTED!

Scar Treatment or Hype?

Recently I got a phone call at my office from a consumer who wanted to know if she should use Bio Oil to treat her stretch marks.

I have seen Bio Oil before, my sister actually was using it. One day I was at a drug store with her, just doing some Saturday shopping, when I saw it in her cart. Having not heard of it before I asked her what it was.

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The Wardrobe Every Canadian Mom Needs to Survive the School Season

Let’s look at this logically, and plot it out.

The Wardrobe Every Canadian Mom Needs to Survive the School Season

Sep
17
2013

The Best Apple Orchards in Ontario

Want to go apple picking but don't know where to go? We're here to help!

by: Lara Katz

Apple Land Station

Apple Land Station is a first generation family farm located just east of London.

-pick your own apples
-farm animals
-pumpkin hollow pumpkins
-sand mountain
-Christmas trees
-corn maze
-half scale replica of an 1850 L-train with a brand new train station on its way
-store sells gourmet food products
-bakery sells homemade fudge and freshly baked goods

 

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Why we don't do sleepovers in our family

I filled with dread as soon as I opened the invitation and saw the word…

Sleepover.

Immediately, I started formulating the reason as to why my kids won’t be sleeping over. For the first time ever I found myself thankful for early morning soccer practice.

I’m not a fan of sleepovers.

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