Safety and speed are aligning. This expertly engineered scooter has excellent shock absorption and built-in front suspension, which give riders a comfy and safe experience. The adjustable T-bar can be set to three different heights to grow with your child, and its sturdy aluminum deck makes it the perfect ride for urban sidewalks and spaces.
Half balloon, half dinosaur, the B-Rex (get it?) is programmed with more than 70 sounds and movements. Play tug-of-war, have a tickle fight, feed him a bone and don’t forget to cuddle—he’ll nuzzle right up! He can also throw down some solid dance moves and rip an impressive toot. Who knew a balloon could be
In 2011, Jennifer Venner chose to completely upend her life at home to end a toxic codependant relationship. Now at the age of 47, she is finally living the life she has always wanted to live. When my two kids were little, I felt I had to inhale every moment with them. Every time they
Bit too young to operate a real Cat vehicle? This lifelike toy is the next best thing. The fully functional excavator arm operates via a manual lever and is up to the challenge of demanding tasks and gruelling sandbox terrain. It has a removable shovel, shatterproof plastic cab windows, functional doors and genuine chain-link treads.
How To Feel Phenomenal When You’re a Mom: In our culture, moms are expected to just deal with cheerios in their hair and be okay feeling like a hot mess. That’s why in this video I’m going to give tips on how to look and feel phenomenal as a mom, 8 Self Care Tips and
Here’s the best way to have a fun night trick-or-treating with your tiny goblins and ghouls (plus one safety measure you can definitely drop!) Get your little skeletons and witches ready because this year’s Halloween is going to be much closer to normal. “Vaccination has made things much more safe,” says Sumontra Chakrabarti, head of
Need a bestie? How about three? Alex, Nico and Ellis each come with stylish threads and a cute coordinated companion. The easy-remove outfits promote motor development and nurturing skills, and the cool fashion can’t hurt when it comes to fine-tuning kids’ own style. Plus, the dolls are 100 percent washer- and dryer-safe. Manhattan Toy Playdate
Mammograms can spot cancer two to three years before physical symptoms develop, but screening guidelines vary between provinces. Here’s what you need to know. Photo: Courtesy of Ali Harrison of Light + Paper In 2018, 47-year-old Adriana Ermter found a lump in her armpit. Her doctor referred her for a mammogram, but the clinic said
There’s no shortage of euphemisms for describing cancer to children. But first you have to get comfortable with the concepts and the words in your mouth. A bad lump. The black spot. Little cells behaving badly. There’s no shortage of euphemisms for describing cancer to children, regardless of age or stage. Before parents pick one,
A new study confirms that physical activity is way more important than the number on the scale—and you’re probably already doing it! Walking 30 minutes to your kid’s school pick-up, playing tag in the backyard or kicking a ball around the park might all be commonplace activities for parents—but they can also make all the
I wish I’d done it sooner. A few months ago, my eyes watering while I cut onions, my 6-year old asked me if I’ve ever cried. I answered yes, quickly changing the subject to a lighter topic, and carried on making dinner. The truth is, crying and I have a complicated history. While I grew
The umbrellas were a bit of a giveaway. My son’s obsession started when he was 18 months old and still just called them “baaa.” There’s a video of him in a rain jacket in our backyard from that time, glaring at the patio umbrella, saying “UP baaa, DOWN baaa, NO baaa, AWAY baaa,” over and
When I started chemotherapy my kids began to worry about me losing my hair. So, two weeks in, I decided to throw a haircutting party. There was only one thing I knew to be true when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 32: It would not be a horrendous experience for
While giftedness is a strength, parenting a kid who also has ADHD or anxiety comes with lots of stress. With the new school year underway, some parents will have a harder time than others because of a little known, but very real phenomenon: their child is “twice exceptional.” These children have both the potential for
I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things. Please score “zero” for As much as I always could; “one” for Not quite as much now, “two” for Definitely not so much now, or “three” for Not at all. Sitting in the naturopath’s office, tears streaming down my face as I
Late-night sewing machine sessions and multiple trips to the craft store had this mom wondering—who was more interested in creating a memorable costume, them or me? Photo: Courtesy of Julie Vick In elementary school, I went as a soda machine for Halloween. My dad made the costume by painting an appliance box to look like
What are the different types of bullying and how can you spot them if your tween or teen is being targeted? Signs to look for and what to do next. Worries about childhood bullying are common among parents, but those concerns often take on a new sense of urgency during the tween and teen years.
If you’ve spent any time on social media over the last few weeks (is there anyone who hasn’t?!), you’ve likely detected the increasing spread of a bizarre new contagion. Amid news feeds stuffed with homeschooling tips and toilet paper-hoarding memes, there are pictures of puppies. So many ridiculously cute new puppies. Timber, our brand new
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Of all the monsters parents clear from beneath beds and darkened closets, few actually have us in their crosshairs. There’s one scary beast, though, that takes hold of unlucky moms and bites into entire families. Breast cancer, although primarily diagnosed later in life, affects about 1,200 Canadian women under the age of 40 each year.