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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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Living With A Teen Is Hard…

Posted October 7, 2014 by Sonya

But living without one is harder. This statement stopped me in my tracks. This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada. Mental illness affects 1 in 5 youth in Canada, and in tragic instances, may lead to suicidal thoughts […]

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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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Education

Why Aren’t Girls Encouraged To Pursue This Career?

Posted October 2, 2014 by Sonya

When you ask girls what they want to be when they grow up we get all sorts of interesting answers. Sure we get mom, teacher, dancer, lawyer, doctor, hairstylist, fashion designer and many other great career options. As parents we […]

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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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Teaching The Basics – 3 R’s and Lock-Down

Posted September 24, 2014 by Sara

I still love picking Will up at the end of the day. When he was a baby, it was his big smile that would greet me as he crawled to the gate. When he started to walk, the waddle over […]

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Teaching The Basics – 3 R’s and Lock-Down

Posted September 24, 2014 by Sara

I still love picking Will up at the end of the day. When he was a baby, it was his big smile that would greet me as he crawled to the gate. When he started to walk, the waddle over […]

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#babyrp Steals Instagram Pics Of Kids & It’s Not Okay

Posted September 24, 2014 by Anonymous

I write a lot about social media and my love of Instagram, but I rarely discuss our children’s roles on these social media accounts. As parents, it is hard for us to not want to share the adorable pictures we take […]

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#babyrp Steals Instagram Pics Of Kids & It’s Not Okay

Posted September 24, 2014 by Anonymous

I write a lot about social media and my love of Instagram, but I rarely discuss our children’s roles on these social media accounts. As parents, it is hard for us to not want to share the adorable pictures we take […]

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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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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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Attention Moms & Moms-To-Be: The Baby Show Comes To Toronto!

Posted September 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant or a new mom living in the Greater Toronto Area? The Baby Show is where you want to be September 27-28th at the Direct Energy Centre. Everything related to pregnancy, babies and toddlers […]

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Attention Moms & Moms-To-Be: The Baby Show Comes To Toronto!

Posted September 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Are you pregnant, trying to get pregnant or a new mom living in the Greater Toronto Area? The Baby Show is where you want to be September 27-28th at the Direct Energy Centre. Everything related to pregnancy, babies and toddlers […]

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Football

You Can’t Beat Your Child And Still Be A “Good Guy”

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

I’m sure you’ve heard the story of NFL Vikings star Adrian Peterson and his admitted abuse of his four-year-old son. Most of the stories I have read begin from Peterson’s own childhood and how his parent’s chose to raise him. […]

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Football

You Can’t Beat Your Child And Still Be A “Good Guy”

Posted September 17, 2014 by Anonymous

I’m sure you’ve heard the story of NFL Vikings star Adrian Peterson and his admitted abuse of his four-year-old son. Most of the stories I have read begin from Peterson’s own childhood and how his parent’s chose to raise him. […]

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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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Coronation Street: Examining the Usual (ADHD) Suspects

Posted September 12, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

I’ve been asked by readers to follow up on the ever-evolving Coronation Street plot featuring 7 (or 8, depending on the source) year-old Max as a potential candidate for the dreaded ADHD diagnosis. So here’s the promised update (as of the Canadian programming schedule; further episodes have aired elsewhere and, spoiler alert, it looks like […]

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This Dad Has Been Labeled A Child Pornographer

Posted September 12, 2014 by Anonymous

Social media, it can be a real b***h. You post something to the web, it is sent out into the world and you have no way to know how it will be interpreted, distorted or exploited. Wyatt Neumann experienced this […]

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This Dad Has Been Labelled A Child Pornographer

Posted September 12, 2014 by Anonymous

Social media, it can be a real b***h. You post something to the web, it is sent out into the world and you have no way to know how it will be interpreted, distorted or exploited. Wyatt Neumann experienced this […]

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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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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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Facebook

“Help A Friend In Need” Launches On World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted September 10, 2014 by Sonya

This morning, Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone introduced Help A Friend In Need, a new resource that provides tips to help youth ages 15 to 20 identify potential warning signs of suicide on online activity. According to Facebook, […]

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Facebook

“Help A Friend In Need” Launches On World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted September 10, 2014 by Sonya

This morning, Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone introduced Help A Friend In Need, a new resource that provides tips to help youth ages 15 to 20 identify potential warning signs of suicide on online activity. According to Facebook, […]

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Family

Single Mom Is Pregnant Again At 51 & Good For Her

Posted September 10, 2014 by Anonymous

I believe that all women have the right to make whatever decisions they choose to make when it comes to their bodies. Reproduction in its many shapes and forms, is something that women have the right to choose at any […]

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Family

Single Mom Is Pregnant Again At 51 & Good For Her

Posted September 10, 2014 by Anonymous

I believe that all women have the right to make whatever decisions they choose to make when it comes to their bodies. Reproduction in its many shapes and forms, is something that women have the right to choose at any […]

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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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Ready, Aim, Pee?

Posted September 8, 2014 by Sara

As a single mother of a boy, I’ve mentioned before that I had a few “guy” things that I was worried about when it comes to raising him. #1 on the list: who was going to teach him how to […]

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Ready, Aim, Pee?

Posted September 8, 2014 by Sara

As a single mother of a boy, I’ve mentioned before that I had a few “guy” things that I was worried about when it comes to raising him. #1 on the list: who was going to teach him how to […]

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Mobile Manners: 7 Cell Phone Boundaries Every Home Needs

Posted September 2, 2014 by Anonymous

Sometimes it feels like mobile technology is taking over a big part of our lives and the lives of our children. Cell phones and tablets are never far from our teenagers’ reach and, truth be told, from our own hands. […]

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Mobile Manners: 7 Cell Phone Boundaries Every Home Needs

Posted September 2, 2014 by Anonymous

Sometimes it feels like mobile technology is taking over a big part of our lives and the lives of our children. Cell phones and tablets are never far from our teenagers’ reach and, truth be told, from our own hands. […]

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Education

So, First-Day Teacher Gifts Are A Thing Now?

Posted August 29, 2014 by Kath

When a friend asked about start-of-school teacher gifts on Facebook this week I was surprised. I mean, is this even a thing? Well, I Googled it and unfortunately, yes, first-day teacher gifts are a thing. A big thing (if you don’t […]

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Education

So, First-Day Teacher Gifts Are A Thing Now?

Posted August 29, 2014 by Kath

When a friend asked about start-of-school teacher gifts on Facebook this week I was surprised. I mean, is this even a thing? Well, I Googled it and unfortunately, yes, first-day teacher gifts are a thing. A big thing (if you don’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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