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Your Weekly Pregnancy Guide

The good, the bad, and the belly. We help you get through your pregnancy, one week at a time.
Jul
31
2015

3 Important Life Lessons Your Tween Should Know

3 WISE INVESTMENTS you can give your tween and early teen

Parenting tweens

The tween and teen years can be awkward. As some of my kids approach this age, I’ve pulled in some professionals to help teach them skills that will come in handy as they navigate this tricky phase of life.

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Jul
31
2015

8 Strategies to Stop Your "Run Away" Toddler

Have a sprinter? Try these steps.

Toddler Running Away

Do you release your toddler from his car seat, turn to grab the grocery bags, and suddenly see your child darting across the parking lot? This is certainly a heart-pounding challenge that many parents face.

Stopping your young child from running away from you takes coaching, patience, and knowing when your child’s natural desires are taking over his ability to keep himself safe.

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Jul
31
2015

Cooking Chemistry: Why Blueberries Turn Green When Cooked

Keep your blueberries blue and cabbage red with chemistry

Have you had blueberries turn green during cooking? Cabbage go funky? This may be the reason why.

I was experimenting in the kitchen, hardcore, when disaster struck. As I was folding in egg whites into the candied gelatin mixture that would shortly become blueberry marshmallows - the last step before putting them in the pan - the beautiful purple began to turn... green? Flummoxed, I tasted it. Tasted fine. I tried stirring it up. No luck. So as I went looking on the internet for the answer, a Google book provided me a little tidbit I never knew or thought about before:

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Jul
30
2015

Ontario Beaches: Fast Track Your Way to Summer Fun

Take the Fast Lane to Summer Beach Fun!

Ontario Beaches: Fast Track Your Way to Summer Fun

On a perfect summer day, the beach is always calling. When the weather man gets the forecast right, our family can’t wait to hit the road and explore a new beach close to home. If you live anywhere in the GTA, you are super close to the greatest beaches in Ontario's Southwest!

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Jul
30
2015

This Kid's Lunch Contains an Important Lesson

the Lunch Maker of the Year award goes to...

preparing fun kids plates

All it takes to get us in a tizzy these days is a mom in a bikini or a photo of a cutesy lunch.

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Jul
30
2015

The Pursuit of Fun is Ruining Our Children

Some things aren't fun, and that's perfectly okay

what chores can kids do

You’d think that technology or social media or violent video games or predators were the biggest threat to our children. It’s worse, folks. The biggest risk to our children’s well-being is much more insidious and it hides in the skin of a hungry and vicious wolf. It is “fun,” and fun will eat your children.

Because fun? Fun is really, really bad for kids.

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Jul
30
2015

Bucket List Must: Me and Mom in Tuscany

A mother-daughter trip to Tuscany that we'll never forget

by: Erica Ehm
Gorgeous Tuscan Villa

When my girlfriend Andrea Nair invited my daughter and I to fly to Italy with her this summer to experience Me and Mom in Tuscany, I initially said no. I had too much work. And isn't Italy expensive? And what about my husband who would be left at home? Yet when I described the opportunity to him, all he said was, "You're crazy not to go."

And he was right.

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Jul
30
2015

Summer Berry Crumble

The Dessert You Will Lust After At Breakfast

Summer Berry Crumble Recipe
Barbecue season is in full swing, and it's one of my favourite seasons. It isn't the barbecued meals I look forward to, but rather the desserts that follow the main course.  
 
I like to trick myself into thinking that desserts served up in the summer are actually healthy.

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Jul
29
2015
Cecil the Lion

You’re scaring me internet.

I can not believe I am about to write this, but our collective condemnation of the man who killed #CecilTheLion is going off the rails. Before you grab your pitchfork, let me preface this whole thing with these three things I believe to be true:

1)    Cecil and all lions are magnificent creatures that deserve our protection. Furthermore, no animal should be hunted for sport or to the point of extinction.

2)    Dr. Palmer is a twisted and sad man to derive pleasure from killing any animal.

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Jul
29
2015

F*ck Balance. Here’s How I Found Happiness

Maybe We've All Been Trying To Achieve The Wrong Thing

how to find happiness and achieve joy

One of the comments I hear most from my close friends is how I’ve managed to achieve balance in my life, which makes me roll my eyes and laugh because, and I'm going to let you in on a little secret here...

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