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Nutrition and the Explosive Child

There was a time in my life that was very dark. Despite having done all the “right things” (full-term breastfeeding, attuned night-time parenting, readling allllll the best books), our 5 year old was extremely aggressive, volatile and anxious. Something as …

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In Defense of “Screen-Time”

This topic can be quite a doozy, and in the 6 and a half years I have managed an Attachment Parenting forum, I tell you, this comes up as a heated topic, every single winter. First off, these are simply …

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Dealing with the Dreaded 4pm Nap

We’ve all been there… driving to a relatives for dinner, calling, “Stay awake, don’t fall asleep… it’s not time to sleep…” entertaining our preschooler with ridiculous songs, pulling out all the stops in desperation. Or blissfully taking them for a …

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The Parent’s Halloween Survival Guide

It’s Halloween!! And while the intention behind this day is to have FUN, it can bring about a landline of triggers and information overload for us as parents. We live in the Information Age, and with that, we can feel …

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Unashamed Helicopter Parent & Proud 2 B Alternative!

Recently I was contacted by Alternative Families International to discuss my parenting choices (like breastfeeding full-term, unschooling and more), the judgement I’ve faced and how I have dealt with it on a video interview with AFI founder Athena Reich.  Click …

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Paris Dress

The dress was not purchased in Paris, it was bought at a Toronto shopping mall for my friend’s wedding in Carcassonne, France, a trip which we incorporated into our own honeymoon in Paris.  As we were doing spring cleaning this past …

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Perspective Is Everything

A Special Announcement: On Labour Day (Monday September 3rd ) at 11am EST I will be leading a FREE group coaching call about the importance of cleansing and detoxifying for the whole family. If you would like IN for this …

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Homemade Chocolate & Butter Cups

Recently my Naturopath suggested my family go off dairy and gluten. Not only are they highly inflammatory, but if you happen to have the MTHFR genetic mutation, it can be problematic, according to medical practitioners. I was wary of making …