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Retro Bathing Suits For Kids

Posted April 22, 2014 by Amanda

My kids are ragamuffins. They have zany, unique fashion senses, and iron wills to match. So early on in their childhoods I decided that fighting about clothes just wasn’t worth it. As long as they are (semi-)clean and their privates […]

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The Backyardigans Sea Deep in Adventure Tour

Posted April 18, 2014 by Anonymous

  Who explores a coral reef, plays in an octopus’s garden, and joins the jellyfish ballet – all before snack time?  The Backyardigans do! Our family recently had the opportunity to sit third row at the Backyardigans Sea Deep in Adventure performance! We had seen a few different Koba Entertainment productions, but this was our first [Read On]

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Ottawa giveaway alert: channeling spring with Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s

Posted April 8, 2014 by andrea tomkins

We have a winner! Thank you everyone for your entries, and thanks as well to Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s for hosting this sweet spring giveaway! Surely I’m not the only person in Ottawa who can’t wait for spring to finally get here. I want sun! And green grass! And warm breezes! I do sense some impatience […]

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Shocking

Posted April 8, 2014 by Amy

Normally, taking three kids to the grocery store is not something I do. One of the main perks of being a SAHM with no actual kids home during the day is being able to breeze in and out of Whole Foods on a Monday morning with spring in my step and no one banging a [...]

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Join The Crowd: Support Pom Pom – A Flightless Bully Tale

Posted April 8, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

This week, my daughter’s crowdsourcing campaign to fund her second children’s book Pom Pom – A Flightless Bully Tale (her first one was Our Canadian Lovestory) is in its final stages – only 5 days left to meet her funding goal (over 85% there). Please visit her site and join the “crowd” of 250 supporters […]

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When the big kids are away…

Posted April 4, 2014 by Amy

Every Thursday afternoon, Jack and Emmie stay at school for an enrichment class. Until this week, Emmie had done three quarters of dance and Jack had done chess (good for the math skillz, yo). This week, Jack continued on with chess and Emmie moved on to Garden Gnomes. At first, I was confused and thought [...]

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Emmie can’t Let It Go

Posted March 31, 2014 by Amy

This weekend, one grandma invited the girls to spend the night at her house and the other grandma invited the boy to stay at her house and Josh I couldn’t get on the phone fast enough to make dinner reservations with our friends. After a lazy day of watching NCAA basketball and Girls (season three [...]

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ADHD: Awesome or Awful? Depends…

Posted March 24, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Zoë and her birth mom, 2006 So I’m interviewing an adult with ADHD. His resume is intimidating. He’s brilliant, funny, accomplished. And his ADHD stories are off-the-charts. Suddenly, impeccable professional that I am, I burst into tears. And no, it’s not because I’m jealous (I am; but that’s not why I’m crying). He was talking […]

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New Research on ADHD and Childhood Abuse

Posted March 18, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

D. Sharon Pruitt via Compfight A study published on March 3, 2014 in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma shows 30% of adults with ADHD reporting physical abuse before the age of 18 (as opposed to 7% of the general population). The researchers conclude that there’s a strong association between childhood abuse and ADHD. […]

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