Category Archives: Education

The BEST and WORST time to Eat Fruits

Fruits are full of nutrients that helps our body combat against different diseases. You can mix fruits with yogurt, salt or even with salad if you like.. But, can we really have fruits any way and anytime we want to? Just like any other foods, fruits can be more damaging than beneficial if not eaten […]

Puzzles: Entertainment to Focus On

Summer is here and getting outside is easy.  Trips to the park, the beach, or waterpark abound and every day gives the opportunity for a new adventure.  And although the sun makes it hard to think about the rain and snow returning, staying in can be just as much an adventure.  While dress-up and make-believe […]

6 reasons your children should learn to swim!

With summer upon us, the weather is warming up and children are excited and eager to jump into a pool, beach or lake. They love splashing around, playing and having fun! The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that children do not start formal swimming lessons until after their 4th birthday. This will ensure that your […]

How to Talk to Your Babysitter About Screen Time and Social Media

Talking to Your Babysitter About Screen Time We have all read the reports from the Canadian Paediatric Society about the dangers of using technology to “babysit” our kids, and most of us parents fight the urge to use some screen time to provide us with some quiet time. The struggle can be difficult, and the […]

Getting around town

Living in a city with kids can be a pretty great thing! Everything is at your fingertips, and you can walk almost anywhere! Here are a few items to help get your kids around town in a breeze! If your child still needs to be in a stroller, there are some great options out there […]

Children and housework

The trick to bring your children to help at home is to motivate them to do so. Here are some tips and tricks: If parents do their tasks without complaining about it, the children learn that it is not a punishment to help with housework. Instead they learn to see it as something that is […]

Our Favourite Children’s Book Quotes

Reading aloud with our kids is a wonderful way to bond and revisit beloved books, many of which hold some our favourite literary quotes… “If you are good, life is good.” – Matilda by Roald Dahl “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and the […]

Bedtime snuggles and favourite book – Mommy magic time!!

Don’t underestimate the power of a snuggle and reading a favourite book together! Set this time aside for truly doing nothing but reading and being beside each other and enjoying each others space.  Once a week I would let each child pick which book I would read to them twice in a row – they […]

Great Books for Children

Reading books to children is a pastime any parent, grandparent, older sibling, or nanny knows all too well. When the book ends, the cry for “more” or “again, again!” is sure to follow. There are millions of excellent books out there, but I haven’t read them all! So here are my favorites.

Parenting for the Modern Family

Raising a family doesn’t come with a manual and I believe that home life can be generally peaceful and nourishing. This requires creativity, commitment, and ideally experience. However, most do not have these skills before children arrive. This course will include many tips, tricks and techniques as well as ways of thinking that will have parents begin to creatively find their own solutions to challenges that arise.