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A guide to preventing the ‘summer slide’ & giveaways!
Slides are fun, why would parents prevent them?  Not THOSE kinds of slides, you guys! Cheeky monkeys! THE Summer Slide is a term used to describe what happens to kids when school is out for two months over the summer months.  Statistically, reading levels go down because children aren’t... Read more
How to handle a picky eater and raise a happy eater
Hands up if you have a picky eater at home. I’m going to tell you something that I hope helps you feel better about this. Picky eating can be a completely typical part of child development. In fact, most young children are picky about food at some point or... 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
Back to School & Online Safety by Jesse Miller (Mediated Reality)
I am thrilled to have Jesse Miller of Mediated Reality posting on North Shore Mama.  I first met Jesse during one of his presentations to a gymnasium filled with young North Vancouver students.  Jesse has the amazing ability of engaging the kids on a topic they are very familiar... Read more
Be careful on our North Shore mountain trails! Especially when hiking with your kids!
A six-year old boy fell 40 feet down an embankment where the BCMC and Baden Powell trails intersect and ended up in the hospital on Monday afternoon. There are many outdoor activities that we like doing with our kids, but this is a reminder to be extra careful and to... Read more
iPad apps for toddlers
I realise that this post is not exclusive to the North Shore, but I also feel I am doing my due diligence when I can pass on useful information (or it is for me at least!) to other parents with toddlers.  Last year, my husband bought himself an iPad... Read more