Author: Nadia Lawand

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

School’s out for summer!  Kiddies are ready to enjoy the great outdoors!  Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind.  (You can watch the original BT Montreal segment by clicking here) Keep Mosquitos and Ticks from Bugging You Lyme disease has become a serious issue this summer.  If you’re going camping or playing in a grassy wooded area take extra precaution! Wear protective clothing, long pants/sleeves and even tucking your socks in your pants… I know it isn’t the best fashion trend. Use bug repellant on the kids (and pets)  when needed.  Make sure it is 10-30%...

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I Wish My Kids Could Just Be Kids!

After a long last day of school (daycare) I picked up my almost 4 year old daughter to go have dinner out with her cousins.  My mommy intuition told me that I should probably just take my kids home, let them play on the swings since it had been raining all day and then let them go to sleep early.  BUT that is not what I did.  We all got in the car and went to the restaurant…and forced the kids to sit down and behave like adults (not always possible).  ‘Stop jumping’, ‘sit down’, ‘eat your food’, ‘don’t...

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Do you have a Pregnancy Bucket List?

Today as I enter the 3rd Trimester of pregnancy to my 3rd child, I can’t help but think of how quickly pregnancy goes!  We are so used to complaining about the aches and pains of carrying a child but do we ever really take a moment to feel the true blessing?  There is a child growing inside of our incredible female bodies!  WOW! Pregnancy doesn’t last forever and instead of taking it for granted have you ever REALLY enjoyed it!?  Whether or not this is my last pregnancy I have decided that during this last trimester I want to create my...

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Daylight Savings- Do it right!

Yes it is already that time of year!  Daylight Savings!  If you’re anything like me sleep schedules are very VERY important!  Time change mean my precious schedule gets completely thrown off! Luckily springing forward is the easy time change!  Here are a few great tips from the very best sleep consultant around, Tracy Braunstein of Sleep Tight Solutions. 1. Sleep Environment- Make sure to keep your child’s room dark, especially as it gets brighter earlier!  Blackout curtains to the rescue! 2. Schedule- Springing Forward is a bit easier to adjust to.  If your kids have been getting up early like...

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My Smelly Little Secret…

Most parents would never talk about an incident like this…but lets be real!  S#%T happens!! Being a parent brings so many different emotions at different times.  We feel happiness for our kids, disappointment, fear, pride, embarrassment and empathy.  Today when I went to pick up my 3 year old from school, one of her teachers pulled me aside to say she had an accident at during the day.  A BIG accident.  Number 2 in her pants!!  Something she had NEVER done before.  She was toilet trained right after her 2nd birthday and had never had an accident involving poop!  I...

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