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Dear Allergy Mom

April 29th, 2017

It’s not your fault.
That a simple thing like a peanut or a fish or an egg could kill your child. That petting a cat on the street causes them to choke and wheeze. That breathing in the warm pollen-filled…

5 Tips To Achieve Your Goals ­– Backed By Science

January 11th, 2017

By Jenifer Horvath
Are you struggling with your New Year’s Resolutions? You’re not alone. The majority of people don’t last long before they stumble, get frustrated, blame themselves or others,…

Born Too Soon

January 3rd, 2017

By Marcia Ergezinger
World Prematurity Day is celebrated around the world every November 17 to bring awareness of the rates of prematurity and to celebrate the strengths and struggles of these tiny…

Safe Sleep For Your Baby

January 3rd, 2017

Submitted by the Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Team
There’s nothing more beautiful and peaceful than a sleeping baby and babies spend a lot of their time sleeping.  That’s why it’s important…

The Innocent Murmur

November 1st, 20161 Comment

By Chentel Cunningham and Leane Meakins

The word heart murmur can sound terrifying to any parent who encounters a murmur during a routine medical checkup for their child. The word brings…

Living the Beauty of Down Sydrome

November 1st, 2016

By Maria Jordan MacKeigan 
As parents, we long for a better world for our children. We wish for a wonderful childhood filled with laughter and joy. 
When we were given a diagnosis of Down…

Summer Bedtime

June 28th, 2016

By Heather N. Plante
The sun’s still up so it’s too early for bedtime, right?  - Definitely NOT! Frequently I am told, “My children are always up at the crack of dawn – 6/6:30 – even…

Eating together

June 15th, 2016

Studies show that families who sit down to regular meals together tend to eat better. Like most Canadians, you're probably juggling work and family life, leaving little time to cook and eat together.…

Physical activity needs of children and youth

June 14th, 2016

Children are naturally energetic, but without encouragement, they may become inactive. These days, many children spend more and more time sitting – in class, on a school bus, using the computer, playing…

Becoming a Parent - Caring For Yourself and Your Relationships

March 1st, 2016

Submitted by the Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Team
Did you know that you’ve actually been a parent since you first found out you were having a baby? It may feel more real now that your baby…

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