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4 Tips to Keep You Cool While Babywearing This Summer

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Whether you’re planning a getaway or a staycation, you’ll want to be prepared for this...

5 Amazing Environmentally Friendly Tips for a More Sustainable Spring Cleaning Season

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have a duty to protect the environment, but over half (52%) don’t know where to start*. A simple way to step-up sustainability at home is with some eco-friendly spring-cleaning hacks.

Does juggling kids and career make you run on a 1% of the power charge?

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Life as a mom can be hectic, especially if you are juggling a career in addition to taking care of your kids. I personally think moms are very similar to cell phones because we’re always ‘on’ and play a critical role when it comes to communicating with loved ones and managing every aspect of our family’s life.

However, it’s important to remember that cell phone batteries run low and need some time to power up. They’re no good to us if we don’t allow them to recharge. Even the most expensive, glamorous, high-tech smartphones (aka, the moms who seem like they have everything together) need to be turned off and connected to a power source so the battery doesn’t die.

3 helpful tips to speak to your children in more than one language

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When my wife and I first met a family who spoke more than one language to their toddler, we were intrigued. Was that possible? Would it be healthy for our children?

Anxiousness and depression, bullying
Pink Shirt Day: Important Legal Rights When It Comes to Bullying?

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Bullying used to be upsetting but contained.  A victim would most often be verbally or physically bullied but once away  from the “bully”, the victim would have a reprieve until perhaps the next interaction.  Technology has resulted in a far worse form of bullying, known as “cyberbullying” which results in the victim never being able to escape the abuse by leaving an environment.  Instead, the victim is haunted wherever they go and for an indefinite period of time.

394 Exciting Questions to Ask Kids (Fun, Silly, Get to Know Them Questions)

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Conversing with your children can be hard at times. This is especially true for young children who may have only recently learned how to speak in full sentences. Thinking about meaningful questions to ask kids, is important for their development.

6 Important Questions you need to ask yourself when picking the right guardian

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A few months ago, it was great to finally catch up on Zoom with my...

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

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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.

A Newborn Photographer’s Heartbreaking Miscarriage Story

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As a newborn photographer who works with many rainbow babies, while I share dreamy photos...

4 tips for Parenting on the Spectrum – Connect, Reframe, Advocate and Be Grateful

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An article from Priya Tronsgard, a proud parent of 2 neurodivergent children, and an author of an upcoming audiobook called Reframe: A Guide for Caregivers and Parents for Neurodivergent Children. From all my experience, I can tell you that parenting children who are autistic is unique, rewarding, and insightful.  

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

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

Planning your 'Next Birth'?

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Was your first birth by caesarean? Were you happy about that? Many women spend months...

BC Parent Profile - Beverly Phan

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We're excited to include Beverly Phan on this week's Parent Profile. Beverly makes Vancouver her home with her partner and 3 lovely children. She loves finding delicious food and fun adventures for her family to take part in. She believes "everything is better when experienced as a family" and we couldn't agree more. An empowering presence on Instagram, Beverly shares great eats and fun places to visit in the BC area. Looking at her page always makes me hungry!

BC Parent Profile - Robyn Hardy aka "Bobs" making music magical

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Have you had the opportunity to see Bobs & Lolo live? They're a BC music staple producing songs that children of all ages love to dance and sing along to. I've had the pleasure of seeing Bobs and Lolo live at a number of events and my favourite song is one of their new ones "Run Salmon Run"! In today's BC Parent Profile we have an interview with Robyn Elizabeth Hardy. Born and raised in Lantzville BC on Vancouver Island, she's been living in North Vancouver for over 10 years now.

BC Parent Profile - Rebecca Coleman - Fabulous Food Blogger and More!

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This week's "BC Parent Profile" is with Rebecca Coleman, a Vancouver-Based food blogger, author, teacher, and mother. She loves nothing more than baking for her friends and family. “Baking is my love language,” she jokes. “But more and more of my friends and family are identifying food allergies, or choosing a more plant-based diet.” Her second book, Vegan Baking Made Easy, 60 Foolproof, Plant-Based Recipes, is being published by Rockridge Press August 10, 2021 and is available for pre-order now.

BC Parent Profile - Jenn Messina

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This weeks BC Parent is Jenn Messina from North Vancouver. Jenn is a local dietician and believes that healthy eating should be the easiest choice. With two young children, she understands the need to meal plan and cook in batches where possible, but without ever comprising on quality. Her goal is to help her clients make realistic lifestyle changes that will bring the enjoyment and fun back into eating and give more time out of the kitchen!

Why Time-Outs Are Out (and Grounding too!)

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Time-Outs (and grounding) work temporarily in the short-term but they don’t work well for the long-term

BC Parent Profile: Elaine Tan Comeau Exciting Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

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We're excited to get to know another BC Parent. Elaine Tam Comeau is from Coquitlam, BC. She is a Mom, Speaker, CEO @easydaysies, Dragons’ Den Winner, Author, and Foodie. She's an all-around busy woman that has a lot to be proud of. Read below to learn a little more about her.

BC Parent Profile: Lisa Oppenheim an inspiring woman

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We’re excited to include Lisa Oppenheim in our BC Parent profiles. Lisa is a woman of many hats. She’s an Actor, Teacher, Writer, Mom, and a Director of a Musical Theatre School for kids.

BC Parent Profile: James Smith - a fun Dad around town

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We're excited to be interviewing a BC dad this week. James Smith is a busy Dad in North Vancouver, BC. On top of his day job as a Social Media Strategist, he's a Dad Blogger at SocialDad.ca, photographer, and lover of the outdoors. Originally from England, he moved to Canada in 2013 and adores his time either in the forest or the mountains. If you're looking for some great insight and a couple of tips like what to get Dad for Father's Day check out his blog and follow him on Instagram!

How Our Children Grow Us Up - 4 places to begin

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Let’s face it: our children have a way of bringing out emotions in us that we may not have known we had before becoming
parents! We may find ourselves having a temper tantrum or digging in our heels with a big “No!”, or trying to retreat away from handling the situation. It is in these moments that we are being offered a mirror. And if we have the courage to look, with compassion towards ourselves, we are being given the unique opportunity to grow up and benefit our children in the process.

BC Parent Profile: Holly Conway

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We had the pleasure of asking some questions to Holly Conway, a local radio personality. If you want to hear Holly in action, she can be heard on weekday mornings from 5:30am-9am on 94.5 Virgin Radio with her comrades Jonny and Nira. 

BC Parent Profile - A fun interview with Carlie Parkinson

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An interview with Carlie Parkinson - editor of BC Parent magazine

Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance

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Spring cleaning is an annual ritual that many perform—some more enthusiastically than others—to clear out the winter debris and achieve a more comfortable environment for everyone in our households. But performing spring cleaning and annual home maintenance tasks isn’t only good for our homes. According to medical science, it’s actually good for our mental and physical health too. In fact, increasing numbers of people have begun to view spring cleaning as an act of self-care because of its benefits to mind and body health. This year, don’t skip this ritual; luxuriate in its healthful benefits, and enhance your living space with improved maintenance at the same time.

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