Vancouver With Kids: The Ultimate Itinerary

Even though Vancouver is modern and progressive, its glass skyscrapers reflect mountain and sea views, so urbanites are always connected to nature. British Columbia’s Hip West Coast port attracts families with nature and culture galore Vancouver is special to my family for many reasons. For starters, it’s where my daughter…

Smart Girls Hold Off On Sex – for Your Teen Daughter

The choice to have sex is a decision that only you can make. Even if your parents have talked to you a thousand times or threatened to tie a chastity belt around your waste if you even think about having sex, the bottom line is only you can decide how soon…

How to Make Your Home Safer for Children

You may think that your home is a safe and secure environment, but the arrival of a tiny new member of the family is guaranteed to make you look at your home in a whole new light. Children are naturally curious and love nothing more than finding new places to…

Let’s ban the phrase “picky eater”

It goes like this: Kids are picky eaters. They won’t eat food that’s green, brown or good for them. They are strong-willed little creatures who cannot be swayed. We must give up, give in, and feed them nothing but juice, crackers and white-bread sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Sigh. Is anyone else…

Kids and factory farming: Yes, tell them the truth

We have a living-history museum nearby. One of those places with relocated old buildings and re-enactors who take you right back to the 19th century. During one visit, I was in the kitchen of a home churning butter with my daughter and chatting with another visitor, telling her we’d seen a pig-slaughtering pen being built at the…

Stop reading labels and start reading ingredients

All week I’ve been seeing stories about Walmart-style food reform and food manufacturers’ self-serving nutrition labels, about fake meat, fake blueberries and fake maple syrup. Stories about all the ways the food industry tricks us, and all the ways people get mad about the food industry tricking us. So here’s a thought: Let’s stop playing the game. Ignore the labels. Don’t look at numbers….

At What Age Should Dentist Visits Start?

Most new parents are often unsure as to when their child should have his or her first dental visit. For some, it makes sense to wait until the child develops all the primary teeth. However, this is a dental risk for the baby because the teeth can take two or…

The Importance of Alone Time for Moms

As a stay at home mom, I struggle with being around my children all day, every day. It’s not because I don’t love them; it’s because I would struggle to be around any other person (or combination of people) for that amount of time. I am an introvert. Not only that, I’m…

Thanksgiving Dinnerwear & Kids Friendly Appetizer

Want an unstuffy Thanksgiving? This headgear is sure to get your group giggling. Be sure to check out these ideas for a fun-filled Kids’ Thanksgiving. What you’ll need Paper grocery bag Paper lunch bags Tape Scissors Scrap paper White paper napkins Stapler How to make it For the headband of each…

The Worst 11 “Treats” My Kids Got from Halloween

Halloween rules! Free candy, cute kids, and costume parties. Sometimes however, the costume parties suck, it rains during trick-or-treating, and neighbors give out the nastiest candy on Earth. So, because of that, here they are… the 11 “treats” you pray you don’t get this Halloween.

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