Mudrooms have been around since about the 1950s as it was a place to shed wet or dirty clothes and shoes so you didn’t track the dirt into the house. It was an architectural shift when the colonial-style home was introduced and the tract home was introduced with less formal entryways. This gave way for
Finding the best pet products for your adorable pets and yourself makes life more enjoyable. Your furry friend becomes a part of the family almost instantaneously. If you are a first-time pet owner, you will be amazed at how quickly you become a Dog Mom or Dog Dad. Of course, you want the best for
Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner! Longer days, summer dresses, breezy weekends with good friends call for summer dinner parties. Summer dinner party ideas can be an elaborate party or a simple potluck get-together with your closet friends. No matter how you throw your summer dinner party, get ready
Working out can often feel like a chore. Combine that feeling with the stress of making it to the gym and many people quickly give up on maintaining a routine workout schedule. The NordicTrack Vault can be the solution to a floundering gym routine. Eliminate the commute time from your home to the gym and
These free typing games will help make learning this important skill fun. Photo: BBC Living in today’s digital world, it’s pretty crucial that kids know how to type. But learning this important skill doesn’t have to be a chore—there are plenty of fun ways to log some online typing practice hours. Here are 10 typing
Because it’s impossible to play with your kid all day long. Photo: @SueWhite on Instagram Four-year-old James doesn’t like to play alone. “He enjoys Lego and building toys, but even then he seems to want an adult to play with him,” says his frustrated mom, Lori Hogan. “He wants to show us his progress every
The federal government made a commitment to significantly reduce child care fees by the end of 2022. Here’s how much you can expect to save. Last year, when the federal government announced its plans for an ambitious Canada-wide child care plan, parents were cautiously optimistic. Could this crucial and long-overdue dream finally become a reality?
At least 20 countries around the world have reported unusual cases of acute hepatitis in children. Should Canadian parents be concerned? The headlines are scary. Kids around the world are getting hepatitis and no one knows why. At least 20 countries have reported unusual cases of acute hepatitis in children in recent months, prompting health
It’s been more than two years since the pandemic began and while every other age group has had the opportunity to be vaccinated, parents of kids in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere are still waiting for a COVID vaccine for kids under 5. For many parents, it’s been a nervous few months. “The vast majority of
Image: Shutterstock Get your children their pots of gold and leprechauns with these St. Patrick’s Day crafts for preschoolers and toddlers. You need the basic art supplies, a table that is permitted to get messy, and tons of St. Patrick’s Day spirit. In this post, we have listed several St. Patrick’s Day crafts suitable and
Image: Shutterstock The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition is a children’s book authored by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell. Since its publication in 2005, families all over the world have read it and converted it into a real Christmas tradition and several playful Elf on the Shelf ideas for toddlers. The book tells
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE One-year-olds are too young to self-regulate emotions or express themselves appropriately. They understand the idea of rules, but they can’t resist acting impulsively, which can sometimes be harmful. Thus, parents should know how to discipline a 1-year-old using positive discipline strategies that promote healthy child development. Positive discipline teaches a
Winding down a baby is a lot of work. Don’t sabotage your efforts by making this common mistake. It’s been a long day. Your shirt is spotted with spit-up and your hair is in the same messy bun it’s been in since morning. You haven’t had a minute to yourself because when your baby did
There are endless variations of the ABC song, which will help you keep it fresh (for baby and for you!). The “ABC Song” is one of the most popular English alphabet songs in North America. Sung to the tune of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” it’s also super simple to remember.
If you whipped out a bottle or walked your baby in a stroller, I was silently but viciously judging you. When I had my first baby, I made plenty new-mom mistakes. I didn’t notice he had diaper rash. I let him sleep in his swing (a big no-n0 now, but we didn’t know it then).
Postpartum intrusive thoughts are common, but rarely talked about. That needs to change. I was an expat in Bangkok when I became pregnant with my first child. Like many first-time moms, I wanted a non-medicated birth: I hired a doula, coached my husband on pain relief techniques, and planned to breastfeed immediately following delivery. What
High-tech, innovative designs, easy to clean and super affordable? We promise, it’s not too good to be true Created for Having a baby is a monumental and exciting time in any prospective parent’s life. It’s magical. It’s life-changing. It’s… full of overpriced and complicated product recommendations? Anyone who has ever tried to compile a newborn
He was waking every 45 minutes. I was a total mess. But as I waited for the sleep trainer’s instructions to arrive, I had an epiphany. When my son was about four months old, I hit a week of obliterating exhaustion. He was waking every 45 minutes, all night, every night. He’d thrash his little
Is your due date just around the corner? Make sure your hospital bag is packed and ready with this handy checklist. Here are all the must-haves (and some nice-to-haves) that should be on your checklist for the hospital or birthing centre. This list is a good starting point, but every hospital and birth centre does
Canadian parents can still buy crib bumpers at baby-gear stores. That needs to change. Picture it: You’re walking up and down the aisles at your local baby-gear store. You’re pregnant, expecting your very first child, and excitedly learning about what you’ll need for that all-important first year. A stroller, so you can take some leisurely