Well it might not feel like it this week, but spring is coming soon. Even with the most recent snowfall it is time to start thinking about getting ready for spring. Just like changing the batteries in your smoke detectors, the changing of the seasons is a great reminder too also do some spring cleaning and maintenance on your vehicle. After dealing with snow, slush, salt and
As parents we are always trying set a good example for our kids. We work hard to teach them right from wrong, how to be polite, and set them on the road to success. Milestones like taking their first steps and learning to write their name are celebrated. But along the way, we sometimes forget one thing that is critical to your child's success and future health.
I have been traveling more with my new job which has been fun because I have been able to explore some new cities as visit some of old favourites as well. I recently we went on a business trip to Halifax. I always love visiting Halifax as I spent a number of vacations there as a teen visiting my Aunt and Uncle who live in Nova Scotia. There is such a nice sense of
"Mommy my hands hurt." A simple statement from my son mid-winter. However when I looked at his hands to investigate it didn't look very simple at all. It seems like almost overnight he went from having nice soft "baby" skin to red and chapped his hands. Having never really shown to have sensitive skin before this year, his hands have shown their true colors.
*A guest post from Melanie from MommyDo.com* Any holiday at our house is filled non-stop battles to put down the tech and get outside. My boy is a real homebody so camp is a struggle. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate the tech he loves into activities that take his eyes off the screen. So we were delighted to accept an invitation to participate in the
You know you're a parent when going to the grocery store by yourself is like an all-inclusive vacation. Taking my 3 little ones can be like trying to herd cats while searching for elusive groceries that always seem to be moving places in the store. It is no small task to come up with home cooked meals for my family of 5 that everyone will enjoy, or at least try. We
The vaccine landscape for protecting yourself from the flu has changed this year. The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine is now available for children between 5-17 years old at participating pharmacies. Here is what you need to know about the nasal flu vaccine that is more widely available this year: Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine 1 – No Needles – No need
Girls weekend away... sounds like a dream come true doesn't it. Well that is exactly what I treated myself to for my 33rd birthday. With 3 young kids it can be hard to get away but a 2 night stay at The Grand Hotel in Toronto is exactly what I needed to feel refreshed and recharged. One of my best friends from university mentioned that she really needed a break after a
When it comes to the flu there is no end to the old wives tales around trying to keep the flu at bay and stay healthy during the winter. Working in a hospital I have had many people ask my opinion about the flu shot or share "tales" with me. However I like to base my opinions on facts, not hearsay. Here are some common myths about the flu shot - BUSTED! Myth #1 -
Skating and Hot Chocolate – the perfect winter family outing My kids started skating lessons this year. I have to admit, I like watching figure skating on TV. I grew up cheering on Elvis Stojko at the Olympics and World Championship competitions. But when it comes to me hitting the rink, I’m mostly in it for the hot chocolate. Even though I’m not the best on the ice, I
No matter how hard you try sometimes you may still find yourself sick. Blame it on the kids bringing home germs from school or that guy sitting across from you on the train sneezing everywhere. It is nearly impossible to protect yourself 100% of the time from cold and flu viruses. For the times we do end up sick, it is important to be part of the solution to stop
Some people think decorating and getting ready for the holidays is a tough job. And yes while there is a fair amount of work that goes into it it can be fun and you are working towards something. However when it is time to pack all of the Christmas decorations up again for another year. Well lets face it that is no fun at all. Taking down all for the Christmas