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For moms and dads (and everyone in-between), our parenting bloggers will help you navigate the tricky road known as "parenthood."

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If you were to tell us parents, three months ago, that our kids would be on lockdown with no school and no access to friends for weeks and weeks, we would have thought: no way. No way can our kids handle that. They'll go squirrely. They'll go nuts. They'll make us nuts.

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I said it during my entire pregnancy, but don't we all: "I'm never doing this again." But when I said never, I actually growled it. Truth be told, I kinda knew deep down, while I felt the bean rolling around in there, that I really wasn't going to do it again. Not because it wasn't a good ex…

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Hooray for spring and warm weather and being outside (and, when it's raining, crafting like we're outside)! My bean is much more grown now, but we always kept busy doing all sorts of fun activities when spring arrived and I thought we'd share our favourite springtime crafts.

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We’ve all been here for the better part of 40 days, at least here in Quebec. Self-isolated, self-quarantined. Doing it for ourselves, for our neighbours, for our elderly relatives. For our healthcare workers. For our country.

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Feel like getting out? Why not head to the museum... virtually, of course. You can tour some of the world's most popular museums safely from your own home, and take the whole family on an adventure filled with culture, art, science, space and more. Let's go!

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Over the past few weeks, DK Canada has been sharing home learning and home activities for both adults and children on their different social media channels and in their DK Canada newsletters, and they recenrtly announced via media release the next phase of their Stay Home, Stay Curious campa…

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I, like most mothers, suffer from a huge amount of guilt every single day. I think it becomes part of our DNA the moment that sperm enters the embryo and the process begins. We question ourselves from that first pee on a stick until our children leave the house (whenever that may be), and as…

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One of the silver linings of being quarantined in this day and age is that there is no shortage of fun ideas online on how to entertain your kids at home. Our household is a Disney loving one, and with that I thought I’d share some ideas on how to visit Walt Disney World from the comfort of …

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I am a proud Canadian. I always have been. I was born on the West Coast under the shadow of the Pacific Coast Mountains, and later in life moved to the East Coast and now live just outside the city of Montreal. I adore my big little country that touches two oceans and contains so many cultur…

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This entire ordeal is testing my "brave mom" face. I can put on a "brave mom" face when my son falls and scrapes his knee, and even though he's bleeding a bit and my mind is racing and I want to throw up, I smile and calmly tell him "it'll be alright." But this time, I tell him everything is…

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Ten years ago, if you’d asked me where I thought I’d be in my life right now, the answer would not have been a divorced mother of an 8-year-old boy, currently having to work from home and home-school because of a worldwide pandemic, while also trying to juggle co-parenting with my child’s fa…

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When they told you it takes a village to raise a child, they weren't entirely right. You can raise a child without the village backing you. But when you've got the strength of the village on your side, you can raise a really awesome well-rounded kid!

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Two weeks home with the kids is challenging, especially for those moms and dads who are working from home as well. So here are more than 67 easy ways to keep your kids entertained, and not just for 7 minutes, but for a good chunk of time. Stay well, everyone.

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I'll admit it: a week ago I wasn't really worried about Coronavirus. But in the last few days, when the toilet paper craze began followed by the dwindling items on grocery store shelves, I started to get a bit nervous. Truthfully, it's not the virus that scares me - no, it's the mob mentalit…

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A family move is a big ordeal – there’s lot of planning and prepwork involved, and the whole process can be a bit daunting to a little one, who is trying to wrap their heads around switching houses, rooms, and maybe even schools. So here are a few ways to make the transition a bit less jarri…

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Walt Disney World is constantly evolving, bringing us new attractions, festivals and dining experiences. If you, like many Canadians, are planning a trip to the happiest place on earth during March Break, here are some things not to be missed!

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With 25 Walt Disney World resorts to choose from, it can seem like a daunting task to pick the one that suits your family best. My family and I travel to Disney at least once a year and have stayed at several resorts. We also have our favourite that we consider our “home resort” (more on tha…

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Valentine's Day has a whole different meaning now that I'm a parent... in the past, it was all romance and flowers and fancy dinners, and now it's paper hearts and stuffed animals and little paper Valentine's cards. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

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My bean is in his second year of city hockey. Admittedly, his grandfather and dad were super excited to enrol him in hockey from a young age, but my son also seemed to enjoy it. He saw the improvements in his skating and stick-handling, and he started to even make friends on his team (even t…

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It’s the most magical place on earth, but for some it’s an overwhelming destination. The reality of modern day vacationing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is that it requires proper planning. I’ve decided to compile a list of what I feel are the top 5 planning tips to ensure that y…

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There's nothing scarier as a parent than the thought of your child going missing. I find it hard to protect my son, given he's only 5 - he says he understands stranger danger, but does he really? If someone flashed him something sweet, something fun to play with, or something cute and fluffy…

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Beauty and fashion lovers are always on the lookout for the latest, greatest, coolest new products... and we've got a few of the best right here. Tuck it into a stocking, wrap it up in pretty paper - no matter how you present it, you'll find the perfect gift in any of these items...