The loss of a pet can bring as much grief as the loss of some human friends and family members. This makes sense when you consider the role our animal companions play in our everyday lives. You cared for your pet’s every need and, because they could not speak, you learned to communicate in other ways. Such caring builds intimacy similar to that found between a parent and their infant; love without conflict, jealousy, or any of the other complications found in most relationships. So when a pet … [Read more...] about Coping With The Death Of A Pet
Having a child can be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life. Whether it’s your first baby or you’re looking to expand your clan, once you’ve decided to have a baby, the last thing you want to do is wait! Getting pregnant isn’t an exact science but you can put some planning behind your baby making to help better your chances: Take a multivitamin: Start the journey well prepared. Taking a prenatal vitamin prior to pregnancy is an essential part of keeping you and your baby … [Read more...] about Tips for Couples Trying to Conceive
Sweater weather, sore throats and runny noses can only mean one thing – the start of cold and flu season! Luckily, there are easy ways to protect you and your family, and with the proper care and a lot of TLC you can say goodbye to cold and flu symptoms in as little as three days. By taking these preventative steps, you’ll fight every flu season with confidence. Practice healthy eating: Maintaining a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables will help keep you healthy. But sometimes … [Read more...] about Battling Cold and Flu Season
Needles can be frightening for children (and even some adults) but there are ways to help your child cope, and even to make the process easier. Whether your child needs an IV, to have blood taken or to get an immunization, we have some tips to get you and your little one through it. Hydrate If getting an IV or giving blood, your child will have a much easier time if she is hydrated. If the needle is happening with short notice, pick up one of your child’s favourite drinks, like a coveted soft … [Read more...] about 8 ways to help your child cope with needles
The following content is sponsored. All opinions are my own. When I was a kid we played outside all day long and I don't remember applying sunscreen, although I suppose it probably did happen some of the time. It wasn't such a concern forty years ago, especially when you have olive skin that rarely burned. Today we know a little more about the importance of sun protection. Thanks to research, we know that a single sunburn in childhood can double one's risk of developing melanoma. That's not a … [Read more...] about Do you want zinc oxide in your sunscreen?
As a seasoned mother of four I know that each child is a unique individual. Siblings, despite having the same lineage and upbringing, all have their own individual personalities and traits. This is true for their skin as well. Every baby is born with his or her own special skin that requires various products to meet all of their needs. Today’s families are constantly evolving. Life is moving faster and technology is advancing, just like our understanding of what’s best for baby. That’s why … [Read more...] about Give your baby soft and healthy skin