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#LifeOnTheSpectrum TWITTER PARTY! Join us April 3rd!

Since we celebrate Autism Awareness Day this week, it is the perfect time for a #LifeOnTheSpectrum Twitter Party! A child wandering off and getting lost…or worse, G-d forbid, is any parent’s worst nightmare. For parents with a child on the Autism Spectrum, the fear of wandering / bolting / elopement is ever-present. That’s why so many families with […]

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Getting Set for Spring Break with the Kids

Spring Break – or as some are calling it “Mid-winter” Break is coming up soon & getting organized ahead of time can make the difference between a fun week and a week that leaves you wanting to tear your hair out. Here are some tips whether you are opting for a ‘stay cation’ or time […]

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Talking Periods with Your Daughter…Talking with Your Daughter. Period.

My daughter just started high school and as you can well imagine, she & her friends have been developing into young women for quite some time now. There are the visible physical aspects, the attitude and the mood swings- YES- the mood swings. And then there’s the period. For some it has happened and for […]

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Lunchtime Packing & After-School Snacking

With all the excitement that Back To School brings, as parents we also face the dreaded thought of packing lunch & snacks.  In today’s post I hope to offer you some tips on planning & packing lunches & snacks for your kids to take to school as well as what to serve when they get […]

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GIVEAWAY: Car Seat & Road Safety Pack worth $495 from Canadian Tire!

As you know we’ve been talking a lot about car seat safety on the blog for the past week or so. It started off with Child Safety Seat Inspection Day on May 24th, continued with our Twitter Party on May 29th & we’re topping it off with a FABULOUS Giveaway, courtesy of Canadian Tire this […]

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#QCCarSeatDay Twitter Party-TONIGHT!

Tonight’s the night!  Co-hosting with @PamperedPatty, we’ll be talking Car Seat Safety.  With loads of prizes from @CanadianTire to be won! (Total value of over $1250!!!) JOIN US & INVITE YOUR TWEEPS! Wed May 29th 8PM-9:30 PM EST #QCCarSeatDay Prizes to be won: 8 Gift Cards of $25 each 1 Gift card of $75 1 Gift […]

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#QCCarSeatDay Twitter Party!

All parents are concerned with their children’s safety and yet a staggering 59% of parents do NOT properly install their children’s safety seats, resulting in greater risk of injury in the event of an accident. I will be co-hosting a Twitter Party with @PamperedPatty to talk about the challenges of properly installing car seats as well as […]

Posted in Community, Health & Safety, Montreal, Parenting, Reviews | 12 Comments

Child Safety Seat Inspection Day: Friday, May 24.

Have you ever worried over whether or not your child’s car seat was properly installed? The installation of  the car seat directly impacts your child’s safety while travelling. On Friday, May 24, Canadian Tire, together with the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), CAA-Québec, as well as local police, will collaborate for Child Safety Seat Inspection […]

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Losing the Training Wheels in 1-2 days: Easiest.Method.Ever.

Teaching the kids to ride bicycles was something I was struggling with…for years. I couldn’t teach my eldest as I had the twins outside with me when I would try. I just didn’t have enough arms or eyes. Then, when I tried to teach the boys, there were two of them & one of me…and […]

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Teen’s Smartphone, Parent’s Terms: There’s an App for That!

The question of whether or not to provide our teens with cell phones or smartphones is not easily answered. On the one hand, it’s a safety issue. In a dangerous situation, a cell phone can be a lifeline. That’s no small argument in favour of the cell phone, especially for our generation of helicopter parents. […]

Posted in Apps, Health & Safety, Parenting, Reviews | 2 Comments
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