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Social Network Analysis of the Obesity Research Boot Camp

Posted October 24, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Regular readers may recall that for the past nine years, I have had the privilege and pleasure of serving as faculty of the Canadian Obesity Network’s annual Obesity Research Summer Bootcamp. The camp is open to a select group of graduate and post-graduate trainees from a wide range of disciplines with an interest in obesity research. […]

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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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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

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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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

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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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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Family

“Netflix For Lego” May Be The Solution To Your Cluttered Home

Posted August 26, 2014 by Anonymous

Kids are very passionate about Lego: when they love it, they really, really love it. And while this often means hundreds of tiny, centimetre by centimetre pieces for you to potentially step on, it also means a lot of creative, […]

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Family

“Netflix For Lego” May Be The Solution To Your Cluttered Home

Posted August 26, 2014 by Anonymous

Kids are very passionate about Lego: when they love it, they really, really love it. And while this often means hundreds of tiny, centimetre by centimetre pieces for you to potentially step on, it also means a lot of creative, […]

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Entertainment

Melissa Joan Hart Releases Clothing Line Just For Boys

Posted August 25, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you finding it hard to find clothing for your little boy? Are you looking for alternatives that are unique and interesting, and that stand out from what is usually in stores? Look no further than Melissa Joan Hart’s new […]

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Entertainment

Melissa Joan Hart Releases Clothing Line Just For Boys

Posted August 25, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you finding it hard to find clothing for your little boy? Are you looking for alternatives that are unique and interesting, and that stand out from what is usually in stores? Look no further than Melissa Joan Hart’s new […]

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Canada

Tooth Fairy Favours Atlantic Canada, Quebec Kids Miss Out

Posted August 25, 2014 by Anonymous

I have a sister who is two years older than me. For me, that meant spending a lot of time wishing I could do what my big sis was doing. This included all the growing up milestones you can think […]

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Canada

Tooth Fairy Favours Atlantic Canada, Quebec Kids Miss Out

Posted August 25, 2014 by Anonymous

I have a sister who is two years older than me. For me, that meant spending a lot of time wishing I could do what my big sis was doing. This included all the growing up milestones you can think […]

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General

For hire: professional chauffeur

Posted July 21, 2014 by Amy

For hire: Professional chauffeur (uniform will consist of shorts, black tank and flip-flops) Rate: Free, but accepts hand-drawn pictures with inventive spelling captions and rainbow loom bracelets Vehicle: Slightly dented, scratched-up SUV (bonus ground-up organic Cheerios on floor) If interested, please contact Snarky Mommy. But you’ll have to call her cell phone, because she can’t [...]

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