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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 […]

Understanding Colic in Babies

Oct 28 2019     /     , , , , ,

What is baby colic? It’s estimated that up to 40% of all infants have colic. It usually starts between the 3rd and 6th week after birth and ends by the time the baby is 3 to 4 months old. According to the Canadian Pediatric Society, colicky babies have long periods of inconsolable crying and hard-to-calm […]

What Being Your Own Boss Means For Your Health Insurance

May 24 2019     /     , , , ,

I took the leap into entrepreneurship nine years ago and, for the most part, haven’t looked back. I love having the freedom to carve my own path and do things my own way. That said, there are a couple of minor downsides of being my own boss—a big one being the lack of health benefits. […]

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 […]

MomChat 2018

Jul 1 2018     /     , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Join us in August and November for our MomChat parties! Let’s Chat  Back To School and the Holidays Each MomChat week will run for 5 days.  The first day will be a Facebook party and the last day will be a Twitter party and each of the 5 days we will feature two of the […]

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 […]

Does My Toddler Need Nutritional Supplements?

Mar 17 2018     /     , , , ,

I am often asked this question and have wondered it myself considering the fact that I have a two-and-a-half-year-old boy who, for the most part, is a stellar eater but tends to be sporadic with his food intake as most toddlers are. Should I be supplementing my son’s diet with a daily multivitamin? What about […]