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Mother May I? by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

05/01/2011

Categories Parenting

Who remembers the game Mother May I? By simply asking this polite little question, the 'Mother' of the game would allow her 'children' to take baby steps, giant steps, even sideways steps in an...

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Spring... your way! By Nadine Hughes

05/01/2011

Categories Family Fun

Spring means getting outdoors more with your children; or sending them outside to play while you enjoy the peace and quiet inside. Whatever your preference, you don't want meal preparation to...

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Safe Ingredients for Your Baby's Skin

05/01/2011

Categories Parenting Health & Wellness

In consultations with parents, I discuss many different things; one of those things is what products are being used on their baby's skin. I not only want my little clients to eat well, I want them...

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Spring has Sprung

04/26/2011

Categories Parenting

Spring has sprung, and we couldn't be happier! Here are some fun, quick and clutter-free things to do to welcome spring into your home. Even choosing one or two of these projects will make a big...

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Simply Extraordinary: Choosing the Right Summer Camp

04/26/2011

Categories Family Fun

The time to make summer plans is quickly approaching and many experts, families and former campers see camps and their lifelong benefits as an excellent way for children to make the most of their...

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Easter Weekend Guide for local families 2011

04/21/2011

Categories Family Guides

Here are some local events and activities for you to enjoy with your kids this Easter weekend:

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Footprints: Respite Program for families with autistic children

04/20/2011

Categories Parenting

April is Autism Awareness Month so we would like to share with you a local Durham Region organization that offers a wonderful service to local families who have children with autism.

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Junior Gardening

04/15/2011

Categories Family Fun

We will dig a brand new plot in early spring, just a tiny one, for my little man. I am a firm believer in the fact that we need a connection to our food. It seems today many young people and even...

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Signing after Speech By Sara Bingham

04/15/2011

Categories Parenting

First foods, first steps and first words are important milestones in any baby's life. For parents who are signing with their babies, the first sign is also a monumental moment. I remember Joshua...

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Spring Organizing

04/08/2011

Categories Organizing

Instead of the proverbial 'Spring Cleaning', why not do 'Spring Organizing'? Cleaning is temporary. The benefits of organizing are long lasting. Let us show you the difference:

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That's sick, dude. by Funny Mommy, Kathy Buckworth

03/29/2011

Categories Parenting

If it were possible to impale oneself on a tiny, plastic sword, I would have done it sometime during hour two of playing Lego Pirates. Normally I can take this type of torture, but as my son and I...

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A Parent's Guide to Supporting Your Child Through Divorce by Susan Parsons

03/29/2011

Categories Parenting

"I'm worried about how my children are going to react to our divorce?" "Is there a right or wrong way to talk with my children about our separation?" These questions and a multitude of others like...

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Break, Learn, Repeat. by Funny Mommy Kathy Buckworth

02/28/2011

Categories Parenting

March 'break' for whom? And from what? Taking the kids somewhere warm on a mid-winter break might be a release from school learning for them, but for parents it can be a time where we actually...

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Packing Heavy, Travelling Light

02/28/2011

Categories Parenting Family Guides

When he saw the pile of luggage we were bringing for our first family vacation, my husband laughed. We were off to Cuba, and while it is safe, clean and very family friendly, unless your baby...

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Life with Fragile X

02/28/2011

Categories Parenting

It seems like just yesterday that our eldest son, now 7, was diagnosed with 'Fragile X Syndrome'. In reality it has been 5 1/2 years since his diagnoses and 3 years for our younger son's identical...

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Angelina Ballerina: the Musical

02/24/2011

Categories Family Fun

Angelina Ballerina: the Musical is a fabulous opportunity for parents to introduce their children to the wonderful world of theatre. The show only runs about an hour long (so no need for an...

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Clutter Hotspots

02/23/2011

Categories Parenting

It's never about the stuff ~ it's all about what the stuff represents, and there clearly seems to be an emotional connection to the clutter 'hot spots', the rooms where most of our stuff...

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Local educators say teaching three-year-olds to read is key to success in school

02/23/2011

Categories Parenting

Local learning experts at Oxford Learning Centre across Durham say that teaching your three-year-old to read may hold the key to preparing him or her for a successful lifetime of learning at school.

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Report Cards Stressful Time for Families

02/23/2011

Categories Parenting

Report cards have recently come out. It's an important milestone in the school year, but it can be very stressful for families. After all, the report card's arrival could mean some potentially...

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A Family That Skis Together, Stays Together

01/30/2011

Categories Family Fun

It's been over 10 years since my husband and I last skied as we've been busy having children who are now 8, 6 and 3 years old. Finally our youngest is ready to be put on skis.

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