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Cartoons

Cartoons For Kids Are More Violent Than Adult Dramas

Posted December 18, 2014 by Guest Author

Nemo. Bambie. Tarzan. These are just a few of the characters whose parents come to a violent end in top animated children’s films. A study published in the British Medical Journal’s special Christmas issue this week found that two-thirds of […]

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General

A Different Water World for Kids

Posted December 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Exploring the Sights of Venice through the Eyes of your Children Venice may be one of the world’s most romantic cities but for children it’s a magical floating kingdom begging to be explored. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve visited this city, if go with your children and you’ll see it anew through their [Read On]

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Discrimination

Introducing Sadly The Line-Dancing Owl

Posted December 10, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Yesterday, I posted about my daughter Linnie von Sky’s 2nd children’s book Pom Pom A Flightless Bully Tale, that is now available here. Today, I would like to introduce you to Sadly The Line-Dancing Owl, who one morning wakes up with a dark cloud over his head. Learn how Sadly in the end overcomes his sadness […]

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Discrimination

Pom Pom A Flightless Bully Tale Takes Flight

Posted December 9, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Today’s post is to announce the arrival of my daughter Linnie von Sky’s second children’s book, “Pom Pom A Flightless Bully Tale“, that hundreds of you helped fund by pre-ordering your copy(ies) about 12 months ago – your books are in the mail and should be there in time for the Holidays (a big THANK YOU […]

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Entertainment

Watch As This 4-Year-Old Boy’s Dream Comes True

Posted December 9, 2014 by Anonymous

Cuteness overload. UPS has just released a commercial that is sure to bring all those happy tears to the surface. Carson is a four-year-old boy from Colorado Springs, CO and more than anything else in the world, Carson loves the […]

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Crafts

Fun Indoor Activities To Fight Off Cabin Fever This Winter

Posted December 2, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Emma Durand-Wood Ah, winter. The scenic season of fun and frolicking and adorable rosy cheeks, of Santa photos and sledding and hot chocolate. Winter is awesome—until it gets, well, too cold. And then, cabin fever sets in. Everyone […]

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General

The Sensitive Child

Posted November 24, 2014 by Sara

We’ve had a tough spell around here lately. My happy-go-lucky boy has been replaced with a sullen, weepy kid at home and an aggressive, grumpy kid at school. Tales from school were all filled with ‘who picked on me’ and […]

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Fashion

Holiday Outfits Kids Will Get Excited About

Posted November 18, 2014 by Anonymous

There’s nothing like getting into the holiday spirit by dressing the part. Play around with your child’s style to pull off some of the best winter looks this season. From cool Christmas sweaters to fancier holiday duds, here’s our oh-so-cool […]

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Education

Tips From A Tutor: Helping Your Kids With Homework

Posted November 13, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Natalie Ast For a few years, in between graduating from University and moving on to law school, I was a tutor in Toronto for French Immersion and English students. I had the chance to work with a variety […]

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Family

Boredom-Proof November Bucket List For Families

Posted November 10, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie Halloween may be over, but the fun of fall doesn’t have to be. In November, the weather is ideal for bundling up and setting off on a hike, picnic, or if you never got around to […]

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Facebook

An Instagram Guide For Parents

Posted November 5, 2014 by Sonya

I love Instagram; all the visual inspirations from “igers” (short form for Instagrammers) and it’s a simple way to catch up with what some of my friends are doing, it’s perfect. It’s fun and I know that kids are definitely […]

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Entertainment

Five Remembrance Day Reads For Families

Posted November 5, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Kait Fowlie Looking for a way to make Remembrance Day meaningful for kids? Stories can communicate the significance of the 11th in a way that’s a little more relatable and engaging than your average elementary school assembly. These […]

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Entertainment

What Happens When You Give Kids Unlimited Candy?

Posted October 30, 2014 by Anonymous

All hell breaks loose, that’s what happens! As if we didn’t already know, kids + sugar = crazy times. But in an attempt to remind us all how important it is to keep our kids’ pearly whites clean during this […]

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General

Talking To Your Son About Personal Grooming: A How To

Posted October 29, 2014 by Anonymous

There are those conversations that every parent eventually has to have with their kids that can sometimes feel cringe-worthy. The birds and the bees, personal hygiene… we know they are 100% necessary but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to […]

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General

The Balancing Act

Posted October 17, 2014 by Sara

I’ve written before about my issues with mornings in our house. Put it this way, if I won a kabillion dollars, the first thing I would buy is a house elf to look after mornings in our house. Just a […]

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General

Review: Monsters Away Before Bed Spray

Posted October 16, 2014 by Sonya

Our neighbourhood goes all-out for Halloween. We’re already starting to see decorations go up and the kids are getting excited and discussing what they want to be already! But for some younger kids, it can be a frightening season that […]

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General

How To Prepare For A Family Getaway Without Losing Your Mind

Posted October 14, 2014 by Guest Author

Before having kids, we travelled all the time. My husband and I loved visiting new cities and exploring new places. When our twin girls arrived we were all of a sudden limited – by time, energy, finances – and travelling […]

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General

Top 10 We Day Quotes To Inspire Kids

Posted October 10, 2014 by Sonya

Imagine a stadium filled with 20,000 kids cheering and screaming in one of the most incredible events of the year. No, I’m not talking about a One Direction concert. I’m talking about We Day — an all day event that inspires […]

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General

3 Ways To Save For Your Child’s Future Right Now

Posted October 6, 2014 by Guest Author

It’s hard to imagine that your adorable little one, with those tiny hands and high-pitched squeals, will ever be a full-fledged grownup. Although it feels far away, any seasoned parent will tell you that the time flies. While the day-to-day […]

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General

Philips Wants To Know: How Do You Have “The Talk”?

Posted October 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Boys are strange little guys. Some don’t shower, some insist on using a whole bottle of body spray in one day and some will wear that Blue Jays baseball cap no matter the occasion. At some point, parents have to sit…

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General

Strict Parenting May Be Negatively Affecting Kids

Posted September 23, 2014 by Anonymous

Do you define yourself as a “Tiger Mom”? A new study says that you may be negatively affecting your child’s self-esteem and adjustment in the classroom. A survey of 589 middle and high school students in Hangzhou, China found that […]

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Education

Building Confidence At School With Downtime At Home

Posted September 23, 2014 by Sonya

By now we’ve all settled into the new school year. First week jitters have been replaced by familiar faces and learning expectations. We had our curriculum night this week and the teacher reminded us to support our kids at home. […]

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Education

10 Picture Perfect Looks For Picture Day

Posted September 15, 2014 by Anonymous

Oh, picture day. A part from the first day of school, it’s probably the second most anticipated day of the school year. Everybody cleans up, puts their best face forward – the whole nine yards. They’re great memories to look […]

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Education

10 Picture Perfect Looks For Picture Day

Posted September 15, 2014 by Anonymous

Oh, picture day. A part from the first day of school, it’s probably the second most anticipated day of the school year. Everybody cleans up, puts their best face forward – the whole nine yards. They’re great memories to look […]

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Children

Ten Politically Incorrect Parenting Tips From Reddit Users

Posted September 15, 2014 by Anonymous

Interesting advice from Reddit Parenting users that parenting experts won’t give you. Disclaimer: UrbanMoms does not endorse the views expressed by Reddit users, and is simply sharing comments with readers. Reddit Parenting users came up with some interesting and unconventional […]

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Children

Ten Politically Incorrect Parenting Tips From Reddit Users

Posted September 15, 2014 by Anonymous

Interesting advice from Reddit Parenting users that parenting experts won’t give you. Disclaimer: UrbanMoms does not endorse the views expressed by Reddit users, and is simply sharing comments with readers. Reddit Parenting users came up with some interesting and unconventional […]

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General

Babysitter Locks Herself On Balcony After Being Attacked By Child

Posted September 11, 2014 by Anonymous

And today in the strangest news you’ve heard all day. A babysitter in Victoria, BC called the police on Monday after the small child she was watching allegedly kicked and tried to strangle her. Say what? The babysitter, who is […]

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General

Babysitter Locks Herself On Balcony After Being Attacked By Child

Posted September 11, 2014 by Anonymous

And today in the strangest news you’ve heard all day. A babysitter in Victoria, BC called the police on Monday after the small child she was watching allegedly kicked and tried to strangle her. Say what? The babysitter, who is […]

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Entertainment

Face-Planting Boy Shows Us That, Yes, All Grown-Ups Are Boring

Posted September 10, 2014 by Anonymous

Ahh to be young with nary a care in the world. Just worry about what fun, awesome thing you are going to get to do next. Like, oh I don’t know, head to the White House and hang out with […]

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Entertainment

Face-Planting Boy Shows Us That, Yes, All Grown-Ups Are Boring

Posted September 10, 2014 by Anonymous

Ahh to be young with nary a care in the world. Just worry about what fun, awesome thing you are going to get to do next. Like, oh I don’t know, head to the White House and hang out with […]

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Art

This Dad’s Chalk Art Puts Yours To Shame

Posted September 9, 2014 by Anonymous

I remember the days of writing my name in chalk on the sidewalk in front of my house. I would sometimes draw little house, the always popular hopscotch court, maybe flowers sometimes, or a bird if I was feeling adventurous. […]

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Art

This Dad’s Chalk Art Puts Yours To Shame

Posted September 9, 2014 by Anonymous

I remember the days of writing my name in chalk on the sidewalk in front of my house. I would sometimes draw little house, the always popular hopscotch court, maybe flowers sometimes, or a bird if I was feeling adventurous. […]

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Family

We Want To Know “What’s In The Bowl”?

Posted September 8, 2014 by Jennifer

Childhood milestones run the gamut. There are those that we want to remember by marking down in baby books (think first smile, first tooth, first step). There are those we’d rather forget, but will likely remember, (I’m thinking “first visit […]

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Family

We Want To Know “What’s In The Bowl”?

Posted September 8, 2014 by Jennifer

Childhood milestones run the gamut. There are those that we want to remember by marking down in baby books (think first smile, first tooth, first step). There are those we’d rather forget, but will likely remember, (I’m thinking “first visit […]

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General

Gluten-Free Snacks Perfect For Kids

Posted September 3, 2014 by Anonymous

These seven gluten-free snack ideas are great for you and your kids! Perfect for school lunches or an after school snack, these recipes will keep your kids happy, healthy and smiling! Rice cakes, nutella and fruit If your child isn’t […]

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General

Gluten-Free Snacks Perfect For Kids

Posted September 3, 2014 by Anonymous

These seven gluten-free snack ideas are great for you and your kids! Perfect for school lunches or an after school snack, these recipes will keep your kids happy, healthy and smiling! Rice cakes, nutella and fruit If your child isn’t […]

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Education

Helping Your Kids Safely Commute To School Alone

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Alicia Kolenda There has been a lot of controversy about when kids should start commuting alone, and whether or not it’s safe to take public transit in the city. Most teachers recommend you allow your child to get […]

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Education

Helping Your Kids Safely Commute To School Alone

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Alicia Kolenda There has been a lot of controversy about when kids should start commuting alone, and whether or not it’s safe to take public transit in the city. Most teachers recommend you allow your child to get […]

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Education

7 Ways To Get Your Kids Excited For The 1st Day Of School

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Written by Lauren Sena Getting your child to look forward to the first day of school isn’t an easy task. Transitioning from the long and leisurely days to the homework and activity-filled ones might seem daunting to some. Here’s a […]

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Education

7 Ways To Get Your Kids Excited For The 1st Day Of School

Posted August 28, 2014 by Anonymous

Getting your child to look forward to the first day of school isn’t an easy task. Transitioning from the long and leisurely days to the homework and activity-filled ones might seem daunting to some. Here’s a few suggestions that may […]

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