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Where is my money? Strategies for keeping more!
With a good job and decent pay, it is often safe to assume your savings account should grow! When you find yourself struggling, even living paycheque-to-paycheque for a period, it’s frustrating. So, where’s all of your money going? Let’s find out! Where is your money? Money can be found... Read more
It’s Eczema Season- How to Beat The Winter Itch
As the weather cools down and we move indoors and turn up the heat, the dry air can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. Here are a few tips to get your child through the winter more comfortably. Moisturize! Applying a moisturizer helps to restore the barrier function of skin.... Read more
It Can Be Hard To Be Brave
By: Ranbir Puar, Free Within It can be hard to be brave. As a parent, I not only have to be brave more often than I ever imagined…but also in ways that I never imagined! But in order to truly be brave, I had to have the courage to... Read more
5 Back to School Dental Tips
As summer holidays come to a close, parents and children of all ages begin to plan for a new back-to-school routine.  The start of school brings new beginnings– new clothes, new friends, a new teacher and new activities.  This is also a good time of year to establish a... Read more
Choose your sunscreen based on these 3 things…
Depending on where you are in Canada, you may be experiencing record highs or in the case of those of us in Vancouver, record lows and rainfall!  Either way sun protection is a “hot” topic this time of year and a great time to gather information and tips on... Read more
Healthy Snacks and Healthy Teeth
Did you know that DIET plays a critical role in oral health? A healthy diet is the foundation to a healthy body…. and healthy TEETH!  There are certain foods that should be limited to prevent cavities for the whole family.  When choosing snacks, choose healthy produce, healthy fats, and low sugar... Read more
Tell me and Show me: Using pictures to make life a little easier
We all use pictures or visuals throughout the day to give us more information about what is happening in our environment. We watch our friends and families facial expressions to give us information about feelings, we look outside to see what the weather is like, we look at our... Read more
The Perks of Receiving an Insult
I was recently asked a question:  “A child at school told my daughter she had weird amount of hair on her arms. How can I help my daughter handle this?” Most young children lack a filter. Well, so do many adults, for that matter!  Much of what little kids... Read more
Buying a Condo For Your Child
Sometimes the best part of my job is meeting really smart people. They’re planners. While I struggle to sign-up for parent teacher interviews in advance – meaning, I meet my kids’ respective teachers on Tuesday at 4pm, Wednesday at 3pm and then again on Wednesday at 7pm – these... Read more
More Calm, Less Chaos: Helping kids find balance in their day
You know if you’re not out the door in the next 5 minutes you’ll be late…again.  Your time is ticking and the more you rush them the slower they go. The dog is barking to be let out, you keep stepping in the sticky residue from the spilled orange... Read more