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A Quick Guide to Probiotics for Kids & Toddlers

Nov 17 2019     /     , , , , , , ,

What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are good bacteria that can be found in food or supplements. Among others, these good bacteria can help with things like: Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites) Regurgitation Constipation, and Colic Within your body, you have your own community of germs called a microbiome. This germ community, also called […]

Minimalist Travelling With Kids

Apr 26 2019     /     , , , , , , , ,

  Mommy Connections Alumni, Bronwyn Hannelas, shares how she packed for a One-week trip, with 1 Baby, 1 pre-schooler and NO checked luggage.     For March Break our family of four flew to Vancouver for a week.  We spent time chasing waves on Tofino’s sandy Pacific beaches, atop snowy mountains, cycling in Stanley park […]

Stress-free meals with HelloFresh

Dec 11 2018     /     , , , ,

The box arrives on your doorstep at the start of the week (on the day you choose) and they might as well have called themselves Food Fairies because they consistently deliver convenience, freshness and 3 less “what’s for dinner?” instigated arguments each week. As a busy working mom HelloFresh checks many boxes for what I need to […]

HERODRIVE DC Super Friends Collection

Nov 18 2018     /     , , , , , , , ,

Written by: Elaine Atkins, #MomSquad With the holidays around the corner it’s time check out new toys for the season! My son is 2 and the preschooler age is a fun one. He is just starting to get to know characters and his imagination is suddenly in full gear! The Super Friends HeroDrive vehicles are a great […]

Why and How to Incorporate Plant-based Proteins into Your Babies/ Child’s Diet

Nov 5 2018     /     , , , , ,

Written By: Sarah Remmer, BSc. RD Registered Dietitian A topic that frequently comes up in my counselling practice is protein. How much does my baby or child need, how do I make sure they’re getting enough, and how can they eat meat if they only have three teeth! I have to admit, I have seen […]

Dragons: Gobber the Belch with Sheep Sling

Oct 31 2018     /     ,

This is such a fun set! If you have a fan of Dragons: Race to the Edge on Netflix or the How To Train Your Dragon movies – then this is definitely the set for your little one! You can join Gobber and take part in Berk’s newest, exciting sport – dragon racing! Now that […]

Spirit Riding Free: Lucky’s Happy Home

Oct 31 2018     /     ,

In a small Western town, spunky ex-city girl Lucky forms a tight bond with wild horse Spirit while having adventures with best pals Pru and Abigail. … Fun and friendship fly when former city girl Lucky teams up with wild horse Spirit in the heart of the Old West. Do you have a country loving kiddo who loves the Netflix […]

How to Motivate Your Child Without Rewards

Oct 15 2018     /     ,

Written By: Bobbi Jo Gaetz Rewards can be great, but we don’t want to have to use them all the time to motivate kids to do the things we ask of them. Research has shown that a group of children who were provided extrinsic motivation (that is, rewards) to work on a puzzle stopped working […]

Fall skincare and wellness essentials

Oct 11 2018     /     , , , ,

Cooler weather is around the corner, and we are thinking ahead with tips to stay healthy and hydrated as the air gets drier and our immunity goes down. We’re sharing our top fall picks for your skin and health from Life Brand at Shoppers Drug Mart – always a convenient and affordable option for moms. […]

Head Lice at Daycare: Prevention and Protocol

Sep 4 2018     /     , , , , ,

Your child’s first day at daycare can be both rewarding and emotional. It’s that first step to your child becoming independent and learning how to socialize with peers. There are many benefits to your child attending daycare … If your child is a picky eater, you might find they are willing to try new foods […]