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Inspired by Finland’s longstanding tradition of providing a safe sleep environment for infants to new parents, the Baby Box Company is now providing a certified Baby Box to expectant mothers and fathers across Ontario free of charge for those who register and complete the online form. The Baby Bo...

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Elite athletes can serve as healthy role models for today’s youth but it is important for parents to balance the image of a successful sports hero with the realities of life behind the scenes to help put a human face on Olympic-sized success. According to Dr. Gail Beck, Director of Youth Outpatie...

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Lazy summer days wouldn’t be complete with our favourite warm-weather treats, but this summer, consider mixing up your family’s snacking routine with a variety of delicious – yet nutritious – bites. Contrary to popular belief, nutritious foods don’t have to be a total yawn fest.  There are severa...

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Reading about a child’s death is gut-wrenching as a parent.  The solidarity you feel with other mothers and fathers makes it virtually impossible not to weep for their loss and question your faith in the world. You can’t help but imagine your own family experiencing such tragedy and reeling from ...

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No one revels in the art of taking smart shortcuts more than yours truly. You know the one that leads from point A to D with expedience and without sacrificing quality. It's a thrilling thing! And when you master it, there is no turning back. The sheer delight in increased efficiency, timely turnaro...

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By: Melinda Lamarche July and August are right around the corner and with these hot summer months comes another list of local fresh produce available for the picking.  The produce popping up in July and August are very similar so we’ve decided to combine them in one comprehensive guide. Althou...

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By: Cara Scholl Developmental maturity matters more than age when deciding how to explain tragic world events to children says a leading child psychiatrist. According to Dr. Gail Beck, Director of Youth Outpatient Psychiatry at The Royal in Ottawa, parents should tailor their approach to their...

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The worldwide eulogizing of arguably the greatest personality of the 20th Century has been simply riveting to observe, on so many levels and for so many reasons. Each of us should make time, regardless of age or interest, and take in a little bit of the more-than-full life lived with passion, pur...

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By: Melinda Lamarche Summer is here and it’s time to hit the road!  Whether exploring new places or rediscovering old favourites, family road trips can be loads of fun and a chance to create lifelong memories. To keep everyone’s spirits up throughout the journey, it’s a good idea to pack some ...

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Please Note: The below Q&A is for informational purposes only and shouldn’t be considered a substitute for seeking advice from a healthcare practitioner regarding your child’s unique health needs. WhereParentsTalk.com spoke with Dr. Jessica Burke Browman, a licensed and board certified Naturo...

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By: Melinda Lamarche While the weather has been on the upswing for a while now, the official start to summer is just around the corner! School is winding down and friends and family are coming out of hibernation to spend quality time together, often over a meal or two (or three!) To get you re...

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Prolonged exposure to sun and heat can be very harmful to babies and young children.  It is important - especially at this time of year - for parents to refresh themselves on best-practices for keeping kids safe over the summer. In 2015, the Government of Canada posted a comprehensive checklist o...

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Will the real grownups please stand up? It seems everywhere you look these days politicians are behaving badly, throwing Twitter fits, or in Wednesday’s case - actual fits - in the halls of government power. In an unprecedented move ahead of a controversial vote to limit debate on the governme...

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By: Melinda Lamarche It’s finally over!  The strange winter we’ve had has finally said goodbye and we are now enjoying beautiful spring days.  The beginning of spring also means that local produce will soon be finding its way into grocery stores and popping up at Farmers Markets around the city. ...

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As a born and raised Albertan, I feel emotionally struck by the images emerging out of my home province this past week.  The scenes of burned-out neighbourhoods - in a region already reeling from a slumping economy - are incredibly disheartening. Amidst the wreckage, however, there has been an un...