Tactile Pleasures: Why Play Benefits Adults Just as Much as Kids

Have you ever noticed the way that all kids find time to play and most adults do not? It’s a strange dichotomy of life when one age groups feels so free to enjoy playtime and another does not. Play, especially the sort that provides tactile pleasure, is as good for grownups as it is forContinue Reading …

Feeling the Daycare Crunch? Search Online for Better Options

Wherever you are in North America, finding good childcare has become alarmingly stressful as the competition for slots in daycares has skyrocketed. Families from New York to California to Ontario have reported years-long waiting lists and go intro crisis mode any time their child’s school shuts down unexpectedly or their sitter calls off sick. IfContinue Reading …

Set Your Kids Onto Music In The New Year

Now that 2017 is in full swing, there’s no better time to tackle the goal of getting you kids into music. The chaos of the holidays is finally behind us, so you have the time to add daily practice sessions and weekly lessons into your family’s busy schedule. Once you do, you’re setting your childrenContinue Reading …

3 Staple Meals to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Teaching your children to cook is a very important skill that many parents shy away from. Whether you worry about the dangers of cooking with kids, or keep putting it off because you can’t seem to find the time, it’s important that you do it. Your children will gain independence and confidence from knowing howContinue Reading …

Relax with Hallmark & Have Some Me Time #LoveHallmarkCA

For the first few years of being a mom, I really had no idea that ‘me time’ was even a thing. I just assumed my life with be filled with diapers and feedings and soccer games and cooking 24/7. Pretty much forever. There is no doubt I was not taking care of myself. It wasn’t untilContinue Reading …

5 Tips to Designing the Perfect Shared Room for Your Kids

Sharing a room as children is often common when you live in a smaller home or have more siblings than rooms to go around. While sharing a room can sometimes lead to territorial squabbles, it can also be a great time for your children to bond as they grow up. For parents, designing a sharedContinue Reading …

Teaching Your Children to Ride a Bike

If you want your children to get plenty of exercise, and enjoy staying fit, teaching them to ride a bike is a good idea. It is a physical activity that they can enjoy all of their lives. Push along bikes give toddlers the chance to pedal through the park on family walks, with the optionContinue Reading …

Parenting Children with ADHD: Always Devoted, Hardly Distraught

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Perhaps so. And perhaps parents have to do the work of a village to raise a child. They are teachers, chefs, clowns and horrible bosses. Most   Disorder (ADHD), there is no doubt that they are everything and are willing to be anything. While fidgety hands,Continue Reading …