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6 Mistakes Parents Make After Christmas

For most kids, Christmas means lots of new toys. As parents, we find it very frustrating when we see these brand new toys just lying there. And to top it all off – the kids are whining and complaining that they’re bored! Here are 6 common mistakes that parents make about

What I Wish I Knew BEFORE Pregnancy and Giving Birth

Just because someone has had several babies does not mean they are an expert. Every baby is different. Sign up for the Nestle Baby Program. They mail you free stuff and coupons during pregnancy and after baby is born. Register for as much baby stuff as you can at Sears. If your baby

To My Daughter – Always Try Your Best

Lately, when you come home from school, we sit at the kitchen table and work on your ‘homework’. It amazes me that you are so excited to come home and work in your workbook. But I love it, and I want to encourage your love of learning. It probably helps

What’s in Baby Shampoo?

Baby shampoo was never an issue for me. I just used the usual tear-free one you can buy at any supermarket or drug store. It wasn’t until I read something online, that I began to think about what ingredients were inside. What chemicals am I using on my newborn’s skin? Most baby shampoos

Chiropractic For Newborns and Infants

I was adjusted at birth. My father made sure that after the traumatic experience of being pushed through the birth canal, that my spine and nervous system were operating at peak efficiency. I was lucky: my longest labour was 12 hours. That was with my first baby. The longest I had

Do You Have What It Takes?

Parenting is hard. No doubt about that. But do you have what it takes to be a good parent? It takes selflessness and sacrifice. Being a parent means that there are others’ needs which are more important than yours. Their needs must be met, because they are dependent on you –

Dining with Kids

Let me be the first to say – I love going out for dinner. Who doesn’t? I don’t have to cook or clean up afterwards. Not to mention I can order what I want to eat, and my husband and children can do the same. Yes. I take my kids out

It’s Snot the End of the World!

Kids pick their noses. Gross, right? The instinctual action of a parent is to immediately tell the child to: “Get that finger out of your nose! Don’t you know how gross that is? Awww…..! Don’t put that in your mouth!” Of course they don’t get it – they just smile at me. But

Operation Smile

Part of my blog is about the joys of raising four children. Life can be hectic. And when you have several small children, it is even more so. But all the frustration and tiredness that comes with parenting disappears in one second when you son/daughter smiles at you. You know what I’m

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