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How To Get The Kids Involved In Mother's Day Meal Prep

Nema McGlynn | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Parents
Nema McGlynn

Involving children in meal preparation provides a wonderful opportunity for them to discover new foods and teaches them to become more self-reliant in the kitchen. Getting kids in the kitchen can also help with many important life skills, like reading (the recipes), enhancing math skills through measuring out ingredients or increasing/decreasing the number of servings in a recipe, and even basic science by learning about how ingredients like salt, baking powder and flour work together.

How Social Media Can Lead To Self-Hate In Kids

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Parents
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

We care more about "likes" on social media posts, than actually being liked as people. Getting positive feedback on an online post is like getting a standing ovation from friends and strangers all over the world. How can something so meaningless seem so important and why is it hurting our kids?

My Daughter Will Remember My Love, Not My Imperfections

Alyce Kominetsky | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Parents
Alyce Kominetsky

Are we enough as moms? Are we doing a good enough job? Are our kids missing out? The list goes on and on my friends. Why do we do this to ourselves? Our kids love us. Unconditionally. They love us when we are at our best, but they love us just the same when we're not.

Celebrate Mac N' Cheese Week With These Ooey-Gooey Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Brace yourselves...it's mac n' cheese week and you're in for the CHEESIEST treat ever! As devoted Carbdashians and cheese lovers, we have a special place for this ultimate comfort food. All it takes is one spoonful to instantly bring us back to our childhood.

This Is The Joy And Weight Of Motherhood

Alyce Kominetsky | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Parents
Alyce Kominetsky

In the quiet of your room I felt myself fighting back tears. In the quiet of your room I realized how quickly you are growing. In the quiet of your room I felt the incredible pressure. In the quiet of your room I felt the weight of being your mom. Being a mom, being your mom, is my greatest joy. But it is also my biggest responsibility.

Bring Snack Time Back With These 10 Must-Try Snack Recipes

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Remember the good old days as a kid when snack time was the best part of your day? Well, there's no reason why you still can't indulge in this favourite pastime. No one can resist a delicious snack, so you'll have no trouble rounding up some friends to join you.

5 Things You Need To Know About Toy Organization

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Parents
Allison Weigensberg

I absolutely love organizing toys, I find it one of the most satisfying projects. I also absolutely hate organizing toys, because it can be soooo frustrating. I feel like if you're a parent and reading this you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Tale As Old As Time

Elena Murzello | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada
Elena Murzello

You have been there. Scrambling for a last minute gift for a child you barely even know. And while kids nowadays will probably be able to type faster ...

Working From Home With Kids Sucks

Megan Howarth | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Parents
Megan Howarth

Hey there, guy from the BBC viral video from last week. I know, you must feel completely mortified as the entire world found out that you were more than just an expert on South Korea. GASP! You're a father, too! Working from home, or doing a job that requires a lot of your work to happen in your home, is rough when you have kids.

How To Get Your Children To Sleep During Daylight Saving Time

Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A. | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Parents
Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A.

Parents, in particular, often feel hardest-hit by the daylight saving time-shift -- when there are more hours of daylight and fewer hours of dusk and dark -- and children simply refuse to stick with their bedtime routine. Here are five tips that can save your family from daylight-saving-time disaster.

March Break Foodie Fun For Kids

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Parents
BiteMeMore.com

The key to a fun March Break at home with the kids is having activities planned out to keep them busy. With just a little planning and preparation you can avoid the lineups and crowds and have some fun right at home. Here are 5 fun-filled (and delicious) activities for you and your kids that will lure them away from their screens and make the break fun and memorable for everyone!

5 Tips For Keeping Nutrition On-Track This March Break

Nema McGlynn | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada Living
Nema McGlynn

Eating should be a joyful experience that ignites our taste buds and gives us pleasure -- the exact feelings we desire from a vacation. While it may not seem easy, a little pre-planning and a shifted mindset can result in a vacation that is food fight-free, active and most importantly, fun!

Are We Our Pets' Owners Or Their Parents?

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

We've seen them make messes, spill and chew up our treasured belongings, and we've put up with their unappeasable attitudes. We've also seen them greet us with as much joy as we can imagine. We hug them, even if some scientific studies suggest not to. Even the largest of dogs -- think small horses -- make the tiniest possible spots on our sofas into their spaces for cuddling us on our sofas.

12 Long-Term Positive Effects Of Co-Parenting Children

Anna Giannone | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Parents
Anna Giannone

Your children need to know they are front and centre in both your lives. Sending this message of undivided love begins with considering doing the unth...

Canada Can Do More To Protect Our Children Online

Owen Charters | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Owen Charters

There are endless public awareness campaigns dedicated to cyberbullying. Change is happening. But with the focus on those discussions, children's privacy rights in Canada have been placed on the back burner.

Should Writing About Divorce Be Off Limits?

Erin Silver | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada
Erin Silver

I had such an overwhelming response to my last blog post, in which I described my recent trip to Arizona and how having some "family time" with my kid...

10 Recipes Inspired By Classic Children's Books

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Parents
BiteMeMore.com

Whether they're your kids or your grandkids, who can resist cuddling up with a great story and delicious snacks with your favourite little person? It's the perfect opportunity to step away from electronics and dig in to some old-fashioned story time and some homemade goodness.

Should Kids Learn Their Heritage Language?

Steve Kaufmann | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Living
Steve Kaufmann

I always spoke English with my parents and I never had any sense that my communication with them was in any way inhibited. There was no pressure to learn German or Czech. If anything, my parents wanted me to learn French, which we studied at school without any great success.

Coping With Holiday Nostalgia

Erin Silver | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

This place, this home, is especially special. It's where my oldest son first crawled. It's where my youngest first hiked a mountain. It's where they learned to swim and catch fly balls. We cry every time we have to leave. Then the countdown to next year's trip begins, first with months, then weeks, days, and now hours.

How Teachers Can Build A Positive Environment In The Classroom

Gloria Kopp | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Gloria Kopp

Having a positive classroom environment and solid relationships with both students and parents can make any teaching professional's life so much easier. But a happy classroom, comfortable students, and supportive parents don't simply happen by themselves. Instead, they're the result of hard work and preparation.

Certain Strategies Can Help Kids Cope With Change

Erin Silver | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

I suppose it takes some kids a while to acknowledge they are afraid of change. They will lash out, be more challenging, while living in the unknown. And then they will learn in time that change can be new and scary but it doesn't mean it's always bad.

Please Stop Asking What My Son's "Special Talent" Is

Tanis Shaw | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Parents
Tanis Shaw

He doesn't have a "special" talent. In fact, less than 10% of the autistic population have some kind of savant talent. When you ask about his "talent" and he knows that he doesn't have one, he feels less. He feels as though he is being judged for being "wrong" yet again. I hug him and tell him that you mean well, and that the drawing he did of Spider-Man really did rock! What I wish you would ask instead, is this.

The Best Family Holiday Destinations (As Chosen By Kids)

Booking.com | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada
Booking.com

Planning a family vacation can be just as stressful as it is exciting and deciding on a destination that pleases both parents and kids isn't as easy as you might think. To help you be the holiday hero with your family, we surveyed child travellers worldwide to uncover the best destinations for family travel. Here are the top destinations rated as fantastic for family travel, as chosen by the kiddos themselves!

Let's Give Our Youth Permission To Fail

The Maddie Project | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Parents
The Maddie Project

There is so much pressure on these kids to not only thrive and compete but to be perfect. And our sense of balance is gone. Competition and excelling is good but what about having fun? Commitments are skewed. Genuine, quality family time is compromised because parents are stressed, pressured and rushing to get their kids to and from programs and to do too many things at the same time.

Secret Fishing Destinations In Canada

Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Living

Start packing that truck!