Delicious Pumpkin Sweet Potato Soup That’ll Make You Fall for Orange

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Soup

Can you smell that? Fall is in the air! And with it, stylish sweaters, snuggly scarves, cool boots, and pumpkin everything! Careful now—don’t settle for the pumpkin-flavored, pumpkin-spiced, pumpkin-infused commercially available products to get your autumn on. This fall, take advantage of the squash-fest and make homemade pumpkin recipes instead. Why? You ask. Well, turns […]

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Postpartum Psychosis: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and What To Do About It

When motherhood spirals out of control. Many people are familiar with the concept of postnatal depression, and many health professionals are now specifically trained to be on the lookout for any susceptibility and symptoms. But more recently there has been greater awareness of another, rarer, emotional consequence of childbirth and motherhood – the rather frighteningly […]

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Tips for Communicating With Your Teenager

Communicating With Your Teen

Adolescence. If only you could read their mind. You glance across the table. There they are, head down, eating dinner. And you wish for the hundredth time that week that you were a mind reader. That you could peer inside their head and see what was going on. What was worrying them. What social struggles […]

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No More Tomboys!

I’m on a new crusade against the word Tomboy. If I get my way, I’ll cut it out of every dictionary. It’s all because of my own parenting challenge with my teenage children. Breaking Gender Roles My oldest child is artistic, creative and sensitive (and still cries when upset or angry). Child 1 has spent […]

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5 Foods That Are Affecting Your Child’s Mood

Foods Affecting Kids Mood

by: Krista Hillis B.A.Sc Psychology and Neuroscience We often view mental health issues as an ‘adult’ problem, but the unfortunate reality is, children also suffer from mood disorders and other mental health conditions. In fact, mental disorders among children have continued to increase, with approximately 13 to 20 percent of children affected on an annual […]

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Yes! You Are A Great Parent!

Girl Hugging Mother

If you’ve been a mom or dad for more than three minutes you’ve most likely experienced the guilt that comes with parenting. Suddenly you see life through the lens of “Am I doing enough? Are they happy? Healthy? Do they know I love them?” It’s natural to worry from time to time. It shows that […]

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The Danger of ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’

Big Boys Don't Cry

“All she does is cry.” My son was not too impressed with his new sister. Warned by peers who had been there before, I hadn’t promised him a friend or a playmate… or even someone who he would have anything in common with. (Unless of course his hobbies included bringing up milk and pooping around […]

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