Danger in the Pool

Danger in the Pool

It was the most heartbreaking, frightening thing I have ever witnessed. I looked over at the pool from my patio chair to check in on my 7 year old – who swims like a fish – to see how he was...
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I will Always be the Mother of a Premie

I will Always be the Mother of a Premie

As the mother of a premature baby, my birth story for my son is different than most. My memories of the day my son was born are underlined by the fear and stress that came along with a sudden diagnosis...
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Setting up an Allowance for your Child in 10 Easy Steps

Setting up an Allowance for your Child in 10 Easy Steps

When our son turned five-years-old this summer, we knew it was time to start teaching him about money by starting an allowance – but where on earth would we start? Fortunately, a local financial planner Paul Lermitte, has published a book...
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How to Set up a Bank Account for your Kids

How to Set up a Bank Account for your Kids

Setting up a savings account is an important step in teaching your child financial responsibility.We broached the topic after deciding to set up an allowance system for our child
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Being Safe Online and Protecting your Teen’s Privacy on FaceBook

Being Safe Online and Protecting your Teen’s Privacy on FaceBook

Amanda Todd. Rehtaeh Parsons. Cyberbullying. Facebook. My knee jerk reaction is questioning whether my child (currently 5-years-old) or any other child should ever have a Facebook account. The reality? Millions of children in Canada and around the world do &#8...
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Saying Goodbye to Daycare and How to Transition to Kindergarten

Saying Goodbye to Daycare and How to Transition to Kindergarten

Last week was a big change for us – saying goodbye to my son’s daycare which he has been going to twice a week for the past 2 years to give this mama a regular sanity break and time to...
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Choosing a Good Kindergarten; and the Fraser Institute Report

Choosing a Good Kindergarten; and the Fraser Institute Report

As the parent of a 4 year old boy who will attend kindergarten (in 2013) in the Coquitlam School District, it has been a challenging process to get the information I need to choose the right elementary school for my...
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How to find a Good Family Dentist

How to find a Good Family Dentist

Yesterday we were off to the dentist for my son’s regular checkup. I am so glad to have found a phenomenal dentist office to take him to – they are so good with kids and I have my whole family going...
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Bring Your Own High Chair: The Earls Restaurant Debacle

Bring Your Own High Chair: The Earls Restaurant Debacle

Guess what Earls Restaurant? Families living in Metro Vancouver are happy to take our business elsewhere. The debate all started when Michelle – a new mom with a baby – decided to meet up with friends at the Earls in...
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How to Save on Santa Photos

How to Save on Santa Photos

Each year, I take my son to Santaland so he can experience the magic of Santa  and so I can get a photo to put in my family scrapbook and to share with the grandmas, grandpas and other special people...
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Top 10 Mom Tested Potty Training Tips

Top 10 Mom Tested Potty Training Tips

When I started to think about potty training my son, I didn’t read any how to books. Instead, I talked to the moms I know who had lived through the ups and downs of pee pee and potty seats, and...
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On Motherhood

On Motherhood

I’ve learned a few things about being a mama in the last few years, and for fun I thought I’d pass on some “half baked” observations on motherhood: 1. Expectant mothers have gorgeous hair during pregnancy but then 4 or...
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It’s Potty Time

It’s Potty Time

This morning, as I was chasing the dude around the house after an impromptu tubby, trying to catch up with him to put on his diaper before he peed on a bed or couch, he says to me, out of...
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Sleep Baby Sleep

Sleep Baby Sleep

I hear lots of new moms talking about lack of sleep. It takes a toll – I know because at 13 months old, my son still needed to be put on the breast to fall asleep or be driven around...
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HELLP

HELLP

Pre-eclampsia. HELLP Syndrome. An emergency C-Section. A premature baby. This is what happened to me at 32 weeks into my pregnancy a mere 2 years ago. It doesn’t define me or affect my enjoyment of motherhood, but it is always with me....
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