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Christmas Wish Lists

Christmas Wish Lists

How to help your child keep their Christmas wish list in check. Christmas Wish Lists Turn on any screen at this time of year and chances are your child is being enticed to ask for one [...]

Over-hyping Christmas

Over-hyping Christmas

How to keep the holiday season in perspective. Over-Hyping the Christmas Season There is so much pressure to have the perfect Christmas, from the food, to the décor to the gifts we give and receive. Often [...]

Christmas Routines & Traditions

Christmas Routines & Traditions

How family rituals can light up children’s lives during holiday season. Xmas Routines It seems that during the chilly month of December, many families are enjoying traditions and rituals together.  Whether it’s based on culture or [...]

Santa’s Cookie Factory

Santa’s Cookie Factory

Ho, ho, ho, Santa’s been busy rustling up some tasty truffles to tickle the taste buds.             Rudolph’s Truffles 1/2 cup (125 g) melted butter 3 cups crushed graham crackers 4 tablespoons coconut [...]

Toy Batteries and Safety

Toy Batteries and Safety

What every parent  must consider when purchasing kids’ toys for gift-giving. Toy Batteries At this time of year there is a lot of toy shopping going on.  One thing we need to consider when purchasing toys [...]

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Keeping kids safe while enjoying those holiday parties. Christmas Party Safety It’s during the holiday season that as parents, we can let our guard down, particularly at seasonal gatherings with friends and family. It’s exactly why [...]

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis

A look at what many have called “the kissing disease”. Mononucleosis. Mononucleosis Mononucleosis has often been called the kissing disease, probably because it’s spread through saliva.  It most commonly affects older kids and teens, but kissing [...]

Ear Infections

Ear Infections

A look at when your child’s ear pain needs to be seen by a doctor. Ear Infections Ear pain in children is a pretty common occurrence, and some may even require a course of antibiotics. Still, [...]

Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine

Why you’ll want to consider getting your child a flu shot this fall. Flu Vaccine With autumn well upon us, so too is the flu season. Every year there are new flu strains or a variant [...]

Cold & Flu Medicines

Cold & Flu Medicines

A few tips on how to treat and not treat your child’s cold or flu virus. Cold and Flu Medicines With autumn here, children are spending a lot more time indoors, and that means those cold [...]