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Toddlers innocent honesty

I thought I would write a quick posting about toddler-hood today, as it's one of the many pleasures of parenthood (cough, cough, wink, wink), for those of you with a two or three year old, you will know what I am talking about. Most parents and literature refer to the terrible twos, but I really think its more like the terrible three's - and its just when you think you have them all figured out. My youngest is now leaving…

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Beating the heat!

6 Tips to Help Baby Beat the Bedtime Heat It’s hard to avoid talking about the heat when you are in the middle of a heatwave and there is a serious heatwave happening in my neck of the woods. I met with a number of moms at a Parent Infant Drop In Group earlier this week where the topic came up again. I thought I would share some tips for keeping your baby cool at bedtime when the weather is hot. Remove any bumpers…

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How to Drop a Nap Before Kindergarten

If you have a child who is still napping at age 4 or age 5 and is preparing to head to Kindergarten in the Fall, it's a good idea to plan to drop the nap earlier in the Summer. If your child is used to taking a nap, they may find the transition to full-day Kindergarten more difficult. A 4-5 year old child needs an average of 11-12 hours of sleep in one 24-hour period, so as you drop the nap, the night will get longer to…

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Being a Mom, working from home - Can you do it?

I am doing a random post today, not on sleep - potty training or nutrition, but about being a Mom and running my own business from home. I have often thought about how hectic it is (when I have time to finish a thought, that is) but I thought about it even more yesterday, whilst I was putting the ipad in the fridge.  A few days earlier my three year old asked me if he could touch the oven door (on the inside) when I…

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Three things I wish I knew before bringing baby home.

3 things I wish I knew before bringing home baby Last week I had a lunch with a friend whose baby spent 2 weeks in NICU. She spoke of the relief and comfort she found going home with 2 weeks of parenting coaching under her belt. The nurses had armed her with confidence and knowledge to take her son home and give him the best care possible. In contrast I was in the hospital for less than 24 hours after each of my son’s…

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Drop in and meet us -

I feel as though I have been so busy over here just recently, that the blog just got sidelined. If you are a new Mom wanting to get some of your sleep questions answered, Marnie will be out and about in the Lower Mainland this month. MEET Marnie    Tues, May 13th 10am. My GYM in Langley. Unit 108, 6375 202 Street, Langley,  No specific age group. Cost: Free. Langley Active Mom is a meet up group Please register:…

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Why Placenta Encapsulation?

As a new parent there are 54,287 decisions to be made when your baby is born. At least that is what it feels like!  Do you keep their cord blood or donate it?  Is that eye ointment really necessary?  And what about my placenta….what should I do with that?  Well, I’m so glad you asked!  Your placenta is chock full of so many wonderful vitamins and hormones and minerals that are perfectly…

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