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That thin line between insanity and happiness! Parenting is a rewarding job, and here we share parenting tips, the ups and downs of raising kids, how to keep kids busy, kid activities and more.

Sometimes It’s Okay to Lie #StreamTeam

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Do you remember the first little white lie you ever told? I was around five I think, and I lied about something I did but didn't want to get in trouble. As kids we grow up to learn that lying is bad, and as a parent lying is not something I want my kids to do. In fact, both my boys know the way I feel about lying and that … [Read more...]

Letting Go As Your Kids Grow Up #parenting

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Letting go as your kids grow up is a gut wrenching time for many parents and children. For me it has been an extremely difficult struggle. My oldest is turning sixteen this year, and many changes have occurred over the past several years that have changed the dynamic of our relationship. "From the moment he was born, I … [Read more...]

JOHNSON’S Sensorial Experiences ##SoMuchMore

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When my son was little he was extremely colicky. He did nothing but cry and cry. In fact both my boys had issues with gas and bloating, burping and tummy troubles. As a new mom back then, I had no idea what to do in order to ease their discomfort. Then I took a baby massage class. It was incredible! JOHNSON’S®: Sensorial … [Read more...]

Top 10 Spring Activities For Kids #pinterest #spring

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Okay it's not quite spring and won't be for another few weeks. Here in BC though the weather is sunny, kids are playing and it's never too early to jump into some spring activities for the kids to enjoy. Here is our pinterest round-up of the top 10 spring activities for kids. #1. Tissue Paper Art I used to love doing … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Kids About Bullying

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It's inevitable as a parent. At some point or another your child is going to come in the house crying, upset because another child has said or done something to hurt them physically or emotionally. Now kids will be kids, but there is a fine line between learned behavior and a child who bullies others. Trace has had a … [Read more...]

At What Age Should Parents Let Their Kids Walk Alone?

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  This question has been raised numerous times throughout parenting, and honestly there is a correct answer.  Or at least a law abiding one, according to Family and Children Services Canada there are steps parents should follow before allowing their child to walk anywhere alone.  Not so fortunate for one … [Read more...]

The Transgender Child: Acceptance and Love Needed

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As a parent of a child who is different, with special needs. I'm drawn to stories of kids with differences and how parents and families cope with these differences.  It never fails to disgust me how unacceptable society is, especially when dealing with differences. So when I came across some stories on Transgender … [Read more...]