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5 fun ways to incorporate yoga and mindfulness into playtime

We have all heard about being mindful but if we are honest with ourselves we do not practice it enough. Mindfulness is very simple, we set aside time to sit and do nothing for several minutes. That's it! It's so simple, so why do we not do it? We know it's good for us, we know it helps our concentration, improves our mental health, and is key to controlling our reactions. For the majority of us, it is harder to sit in stillness than it is to have a full schedule all day every day. This is what we need to change for our children. We need to encourage moments of stillness, reflections, and pause. We need to work on it for ourselves but more importantly for our children.

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Why To Bring Back Pen Pals

Some people think of pen-pals as an expired tradition, like black-and-white movies and 8-track tapes,...

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Stay-at-home parents - how much should you earn?

Here’s a question: if you were to be paid for every job you do as...

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4 self-care tips for first-year students

Adjusting to a new life away from home can be challenging for first-year students, especially...

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Post-Secondary Education Cost Gives 73% of Canadian Parents “Sticker Shock”

Parents Don’t Know the Full Costs of Post-Secondary and Don’t Have a Written Plan – Says...

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Four Tips for Feeding Picky Gluten-Free Eaters

Trying to get a child to eat when they’re a picky eater can be stressful....

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Spend an unforgettable day with your family at the 2017 Vancouver Writers Fest!

With so many places to eat, shops to explore, art to admire and wildlife to...

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The Arts Umbrella makes a big SPLASH again!

Experience the – power of creativity at Splash – Arts Umbrella’s 35th annual art auction...

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Reclaim Your House After Kids Go Back To School

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — time to send the kids back...

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Aggressive driving in school zones is putting kids in danger!

BCAA’s second annual School Zone Safety survey shows that driving in school zones has gone from bad to worse. In fact, this year’s survey shows a marked increase in concern across the board. Particularly alarming is that hostile/aggressive attitudes amongst parents such as honking or using profanities has jumped almost 30 per cent (51% to 66%).

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10 Classic Games or Toys for Kids

The Top 10 Classic Games or Toys that Kids Today Should be Playing With Revised...

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3 Ways to Ease the Pain of High-Tech Parenting

Last week, my teenager spilled a milkshake on his MacBook Air and I’m convinced it...

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Connection Between Exercising and Education

Move More to Learn More: The Connection between exercising and education As parents, we’re all well...

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5 Ways to Raise a Healthy & Adventurous Eater

5 Ways to Raise a Healthy & Adventurous Eater Raising an adventurous eater is all...

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Are you Suffering from sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation can also be a serious health issue for parents. To get some help we asked Laura Rosin, Sleep Consultant from WeeSleep, to answer our top questions based on a Facebook Poll.

Astronomy with your Kids

Astronomy has fascinated humans for centuries, but it’s often the youngest of us who marvel...

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The Great Due Date Debate

You’ve discovered you are pregnant and you’ve been told when your little bundle of joy...

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Unplugged and Unbothered

Organize your electronics for a happier and healthier home If you spent 2016 lost in...

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Training Your Child’s Brain

In many ways, parents are the coaches of a young child’s Brain Fitness Regimen! Like professional coaches,...

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Teach Children to Stay Safe on the Internet

Back to School Means Back Online: How to Teach Children to Stay Safe on the...

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