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How can you protect your children during heat waves?

Year over year, we are seeing extreme heat events become more common and severe in...

Do you love yourself enough?

Three-time award-winning author Shantelle Bisson was born and raised in Toronto and splits her time...

Preparing for hot summer weather

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued special weather statements for several parts of the province. The statement indicates our region will experience the first hot stretch of the summer with inland temperatures reaching into the upper 20s starting tomorrow, and into the low 30s into early next week.

It’s World Continence Week - Talking Taboos about Pelvic Floor Health 

Incontinence, or peeing yourself involuntarily is a fairly taboo topic. It’s not easy, as an...

Getting kids excited about a Plant-Based Diet!

We have asked Carleigh Bodrug from PlantYou some questions about getting younger kids excited about plant-based foods.

Important! Top 10 hiding places for ticks and where to look!

Summertime is the perfect time to be outside, and bush-whacking is a great childhood activity.  Kids love getting out there and exploring the woods, building forts, picking up sticks...but there is one danger out there to be aware of. Ticks! They're small but carry many diseases.

If you're in an area with wild deer, be especially careful, as these ticks often carry Lyme Disease. Tick checks are one of the ways you can prevent Lyme disease and other infections spread by ticks.

Teach Your Kids the Importance of Dental Health With These 5 Activities 

At a young age, the little ones are not too conscious about their dental health. They resist toothbrushing, fear the dentist, and love sweets. These things can contribute to life-long problems, which could have been easily avoided if parents are more mindful.
Here are some of the best activities that can teach kids the importance of dental health. Start them young, and for sure, they will pick up good habits that they will be thankful for when they grow up.

Powerful Meditation - Becoming Wholeheartedly Ourselves

Meditation - By learning to observe the changing nature of our mind and body we have the potential to gain a profound and life-changing self-knowledge, a deep inner knowing that can lead to enduring peace. Is facing the unruly mind sometimes daunting? Yes. But in time we begin to see the impermanent flow of thought, emotion, sensation, and the unfolding of our lives with greater compassion and a little more humor. We tend to take our human predicament very seriously at times!

LUMP Reminds Women to Check for Lumps This Mother’s Day

LUMP Foundation, a new Vancouver-based non-profit, has invented a novel way of empowering women and reminding everyone about the lifesaving importance of early breast cancer detection. In recognition of Mother’s Day, LUMP has created a limited edition, bouclé blend pillow in the prettiest pink, reminiscent of fluffy Spring cherry blossoms. It will only be available from April 14th to May 8th at www.lump.live/ - just in time for Mother's Day giving.

Essential Self-Care in 2022: Beyond Bubble Baths

It’s pretty clear that our definition of what we consider to be self-care has shifted immensely over the past two years. Yes, there was a time when scheduling a pedicure or drawing a nice bath would cut it, but in today’s uncertain times, self-care has taken on a deeper meaning. 

How the Pandemic Has Affected Head Lice Outbreaks and 3 Useful Tips to Help You Prepare

Although cases have declined, and head lice may not be on the minds of parents and teachers, they should be. We know that head lice outbreaks will boom on the other side of Covid. In fact, head lice infestations will be on the rise like never before.

Understanding the 7 Ways Our Kids Experience Toxic Shame

What Is Toxic Shame? Shame has its roots in punishment. Punishment was the default method...

Important News! Have you heard of Radon Testing?

This just came out from @health-canada and should be taken seriously.

This winter due to cold weather and complying with COVID-19 public health measures, we are all spending more times indoors. Health Canada is encouraging Canadians to test their homes for Radon.

Pandemic Parenting: What Happens If We Can’t Agree On Whether Or Not To Vaccinate Our Child?

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced parents to make a number of challenging decisions, and most recently, the predicament as to whether or not they should vaccinate their child. These decisions become more difficult still when it comes to parents who share the duties and responsibilities of raising their child though they are separated or divorced, and no longer live together.

4 Tried and Tested: Tips From a Do-It-All Mom to Get Moving and Live Healthier

The impact of this past year has been different for everyone. But there are common threads among many of us: we felt more stressed, more anxious and we became more sedentary. A study released in April 2021, found that Canadian adults who were struggling with stress and anxiety related to the pandemic were less likely to engage in physical activity

Stress Is a Feminist Issue

Excerpted from When Women Rise: Everyday Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Soul by Dr. Michele Kambolis

Kids & Company Launches Canada’s First Child Care Facility for Women Recovering From Addiction With Edgewood Treatment Centre

e-sponsored child care in Canada, has launched the first child care partnership for women engaging in recovery at EHN Canada’s Edgewood Treatment Centre, a mental health and addiction treatment facility in Nanaimo, B.C

Canada’s First Maternity Leave Program Invests in Mothers

If my first maternity leave challenged me, my second maternity leave rocked me to the core.

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11, the department announced Friday. The announcement means that elementary school children will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Previously, only kids aged 12 and up were eligible.

Amazing Strategies To Deal With Teaching Kids About Halloween Candy

I remember Halloween vividly as a child. It was like Christmas on steroids. A magical...

5 powerful things you can do to boost your child's mental health

This generation of parents has become so much more aware of the importance of our...

5 Tips for Combating Anxiety Empathetically and Effectively

t’s been a challenging two years for many families, and there has been an increase in and mental health disorders in children and adults as they navigate an entirely unknown way of life. Prior to the pandemic, 1 in 5 Canadians experienced a mental health disorder or anxiety this has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. As someone who has experienced anxiety for most of her life, I recognize the importance of offering my children support and skills to help them cope with mental health.

Body Image For Boys: The Forgotten Ones

There have also been notable increases in eating disorders in boys, particularly in athletes. It is estimated that 1 in 3 individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder is male. This percentage may actually be much higher as eating disorders in boys & men can present differently than girls and their behaviours may be seen as normal (or even healthy) by adults in their life. Consequently eating disorders in boys and men are often underdiagnosed.

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Pelvic Floor Health: the low-down

Let’s get real: sneezing when you pee and painful intercourse are not usually topics that...

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