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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 […]

Adults Only: My First Vacation Sans Baby

Aug 30 2018     /     , , ,

The one thing that is completely not exaggerated about being a new mom is the astronomical amount of sleep you will lose. You never get those precious hours of slumber back. They are gone forever like shirts without throw-up on them and long morning showers.  In fact you are so used to being tired that […]

Ready-Set-Summer Beauty with Life Brand!

Jun 22 2018     /     , , , , , ,

Ready-Set-Summer Beauty Summer is here! Besides family trips and activities with the kids, don’t forget to take some time for yourself to look and feel your best. Get ready for summer from head-to-toe with a few fresh and affordable beauty ideas from Shoppers Drug Mart. Face refresh For a quick face detox, try new Life […]

Enjoy The Sun With The Full Body UV Swim Suit by January Baby

May 11 2018     /     , , , , , , , , ,

Beach days are right around the corner, mamas (fingers crossed)! And we, for one, cannot wait for the sun, popsicles, and beach days! When you have a baby, though, things become a little more complicated. You can’t just slather them up with any old sunscreen and head out the door. We are advised not to […]

How a woman from Japan who loved to clean changed my life for the better

Apr 26 2018     /     , , , , ,

If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, she is an amazing woman who is the queen of tidying. She is also the woman who had given me increased headspace to survive the day to day of being a mom.  As Wikipedia explains:  Kondo’s method of organizing is known as the KonMari method, and consists of […]

Pediatric Scanning; Is It Necessary for My Child?

Apr 20 2018     /     , , , , ,

Diagnostic medical imaging is extremely valuable for assessing the pediatric population. Specific imaging modalities can be particularly helpful for doctors by providing information needed to make accurate assessments, leading to an appropriate and timely treatment plan. However, working with infants, children, and adolescents creates several unique challenges, including resistance from parents to altered medical procedures […]

5 Ways Coconut Oil Can Cure Stretch Marks

Apr 19 2018     /     , ,

Anyone who has suffered from stretch marks knows that they can severely damage someone’s self esteem, and lead to them becoming uncomfortable in their own skin. Most people with stretch marks got them during pregnancy, but other factors can contribute such as; weight loss, or genetics. Stretch marks are typically caused by any rapid stretching […]

These Toddler Snacks Are Great for Road Tripping This Spring

Apr 11 2018     /     , , , ,

On the road with your toddler this spring? You need to pack for distraction — hours of it. Books, videos, toys and games abound. Then, there are the snacks. While you can deal with the kids projectile-launching food at home relatively easily, your hands and senses will be dutifully occupied on the road. You need […]