One-size-fits-all birth weight charts that expect a Chinese baby, for example, to weigh the same as a Caucasian baby are causing doctors to unnecessarily misclassify some new newborns as underweight, a new UBC study has found. The study, published online … Continue Reading
So the #RoyalBaby is three days old and the twitterverse and interwebs are (if possible) even more crazy than they were during the #GreatKateWait. And while we only have a few real facts about this new little bundle of joy, [...]
1. Get on the water and do something singular. 2. Get between the sheets with someone you care about. 3. Go for a run. 4. Get in the water – skinny dip will be the most effective. Practically biblical. [...]
I guess I could tell you the kid is advanced, because he seems to have hit the Terrible Twos a few months early. We’ve been doing pretty well – we’ve been managing moods and mitigating disasters (LIKE MOTHEREFFING CHAMPS), but [...]
Hundreds of reporters from around the world have been waiting outside the St. Mary’s hospital for weeks awaiting news of the royal baby — but it could be the wrong hospital. The Telegraph reported this week that although the Duchess […]
A few days ago Victor and Andrew, his older brother, were playing what was essentially ‘motionless tag’ in the living room. Basically it was Victor tapping Andrew’s shoulder, then yelling “tag, you’re it”, and Andrew immediately doing the same right … Continue reading →
A survey of over 2,000 expecting parents-to-be in the U.K. shows a rise in the popularity of royal names, with many others waiting until after the birth of the royal baby to decide what to name their own newborns. Over […]
This morning the Hubs forwarded me this listical (14 Differences Between First-Time Parents and Experienced Parents) with the subject line: “That about says it”. Yep! At this point we’re fourteen for fourteen. Poor little LJ is getting lots of attention, [...]
Me: Ava Scarlett? Come finish your breakfast please… She: Whaaahmmmm? Me: What are you doing, Madame? She: Just playing my fork. *strums* Me: Um… She: *rocking out* I blame my mother for showing her this air-guitar stance. Totally. (SEE what [...]
Despite repeated warnings from law enforcement, animal welfare organizations and parent groups everywhere, some parents continue to leave children in hot cars in the middle of summer. Three more children were put in harm’s way on Sunday in two cities, […]
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s little royal bundle of joy isn’t even here yet and already the story is about as dull as dishwater, as the saying goes. Sure, it’ll be all 24-hours news coverage and name speculation when the […]
You have heard it but do you do it? Prepare the child for the road not the road for the child. I try to remember it The other morning at art camp, I asked a camper how she slept and [...]
I have long loved this phrase. It means what you know it does- be strong, be independent, follow your own path, be yourself. We started art camp with the question “what is your most cherished trait?” Mine is two because [...]
When you have kids, it can be difficult to even get a minute to yourself let alone some quality time with your partner, whether that is the mother or father of your children or a new partner you met through friends or a dating site such as eHarmony.ca….
About The Christian Mama’s Guide to Baby’s First Year: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your First Year as a Mom (Christian Mama’s Guide Series): An entertaining, practical guide for first-time mamas and those who need a baby refresher course. The new mom initiation ritual involves sleepless nights, an inexplicable obsession with [...]
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The pennies are gone. Other than the handful you may still have wedged in between the couch cushions or lost in the abyss (aka the purse) somewhere, they are no longer wanted…although students from across Canada would tell you they [...]
In an effort to put their kids first, an Edmonton couple has moved into a custom-built ‘transporter’ house, with two separate sides and a hallway connecting them
When you look at the whole scheme of parenting, it can feel overwhelming. You’re responsible for this whole new person — and decisions you make can have a huge impact on how they grow up, how they feel about themselves and how well they do in life. Crazy, right? With all that riding on parenting, […]
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Go. Stop. Go. Stop. I have come to see my life as a series of moments. Some over in the blink of an eye. Some stretched out like salt water taffy, pulled apart piece by piece until all the little bits are shoved quickly into a mouth and …
This is when I start to watch the clock. I will glance over every few minutes, hoping that a time warp has occurred and it is now 5pm. That any minute the husband will be walking through the door.My bag of tricks is empty. We have painted. Cut wit…
There are two sides to everything. I have to remind myself of that sometimes. When she is whiny and clingy. When he is crying and pushing. Then I forget the other side.She is sweet and loving. He is caring and kind. They play together so nicely. They a…