Parenting

Take it from a pros: 18 tips for gripping your kids’ things organized

Ever wonder how your daycare provider does it? Somehow, they manage to wrangle 10 to 15 small children, get them out the door in coats and boots, and keep a tidy, educational play space—all while wiping noses, kissing boo-boos, and giving hugs. Our mind is boggled, too. So we asked them to share their super-star organizing tips for the...

5 common income mistakes new relatives make

You may be a rookie at this whole parenting thing, but you can be a bit smarter about your money with these easy fixes for common financial faux pas. 1. Overspending on gearI have a confession: Our daughter Abby slept in a bassinet insert in a used Pack ’N Play in our room until she was ready for...

How to get your kids to assistance with chores

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A adore minute to my nanny

When I found out I was pregnant with our fourth baby in seven years, I was quite sure I had it figured out. The kids were seven, five and three.  It wasn’t perfect, but I was good at juggling the needs of our family, while my husband worked long hours so I could be home...

11 kids’ books about refugees

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I suspicion a amatory home would be adequate for my biracial child

I was 23 when I first revealed my surprise pregnancy to my mother. She worried that I wasn’t ready to be a mother, and that I wasn’t prepared for the complexities of raising a biracial child. We live in Montreal, and my background is primarily Jamaican (and I look black), and my boyfriend’s is Quebecois...

How my picky eater became an brave foodie

Felty friends: Mandy Milks, Line illustrations: Anthony Swaneveld, Photo: Roberto Caruso, felt material courtesy of thefeltstore.com Food is an integral part of my life—I make my living as a food writer—but even when I’m not working, I’m inevitably thinking about the next thing I want to cook or eat. Growing up in Calgary in the...

How to get your toddler to wear winter clothes

Photo: iStockphoto Tears well up in his eyes as you zip up his snowsuit. You put on his mittens; he flings them across the room. You put on his hat; he yanks it off and tries to run out the door. Toddlers and winter clothes just don’t seem to be a good mix. “It’s hard for them...

6 ways to keep your kids’ poise in check during a holidays

Photo: iStock Later bedtimes, tons of new toys and massive doses of sugar can trigger less-than-lovely behaviour. Early childhood consultant Julie Romanowski offers these tips. 1. Get your kids to fall asleep on Christmas EveLet them know what will be happening and validate their excitement. It’s a legitimate feeling—and it’s been building for weeks. Don’t ruin...

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review – The True Meaning of Fun

The Shantae series has always been considered among the best representatives of the Metroidvania genre, offering a platforming experience that goes beyond simply clearing...