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This Demolished Sephora Tester Isn't a Parent Fail, It's a Society One

When you point in blame at someone else, you have three fingers pointing back at yourself.

This Demolished Sephora Tester Isn't a Parent Fail, It's a Society One

Anne is one of those people who usually speaks to others in memes, pop culture references, and SAT words. On those occasions she can be understood at all, she likes to entertain others with a sense of humour usually described by friends as “hilarious—once you get to know her.”

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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I'm Grieving the Mom I Thought I Would Be

I didn’t know. Nobody knows what it's like to be a parent until the kid arrives.

I'm Grieving the Mom I Thought I Would Be

Heather M. Jones is a mom of 2 from Toronto. When not writing, she can be found reading, worrying, and spending way too much time on Facebook.

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
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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Six Lessons Learned from Six Cesareans

Healthy mom and healthy babe is what's important. But whether by choice or necessity, these are a few things I've learned about the aftermath of a c-section.

Six Lessons Learned from Six Cesareans

Veteran mother, Julie Cole has six very young children in her charge and is the co-founder of Mabel’s Labels Inc. She has encountered more than her share of fellow moms looking for advice, primarily about how she manages to juggle life with such a large brood.

With humour, she provides an upfront view of life in a busy family, including honesty about cereal for dinner, monstrous carpool schedules, and advocating for her child with autism.

Julie has become a well-known personality amidst Canadian moms. Her charismatic, dynamic personality has led to various speaking engagements, from morning TV shows to university level business classes.  Read Julie's blog for a motherload of practical advice on babies, balance, bedlam and beyond...

Follow Julie on Twitter or email her at julie@mabel.ca

Oct
03
2012

Crockpot Apple Crisp Recipe

Easy Enough For A Weeknight but Yummy Enough For Thanksgiving And Christmas

Last week I spent a few early morning hours in my son’s Kindergarten class with eight other moms. We were in charge of baking 7 apple crisps with groups totaling 28 Kindergartners. It was a fun morning and as a work-outside-the-home mom I treasure the times I can re-work my schedule to see my son’s face light up when I walk into his classroom to volunteer.

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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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Sep
30
2014

5 Great Alternatives To American Girl Dolls

and they are all available in Canada!

by: Zeba Khan

Although American Girl dolls are popular and well-made, there are many reasons why you may not want to purchase them for your child—ranging from their high price (with dolls starting at $130) to the fact that they're "American" rather than "Canadian." If you're in the market for an 18-inch play doll, here are 5 alternatives to an American Girl doll, all readily available in Canada

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