Daily Routine of a Home Daycare Mom

Like every other working mom out there, I established a concrete routine to make my home daycare business run smoothly. The children thrive with a structured routine, and it allows them to anticipate what will be happening next. This reduces anxiety and gives them the stability that regulates their behavior. Our days flow nearly the …

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Family History Tips and Tricks

Genealogy can be tough. Its vast amount of information can stump even the most seasoned professionals because often time without documentation, one can only theorize rather than prove. Families immigrate and change their surnames which can make searching difficult. Families get divorced or separate but there would be no paper trail. There are so many …

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Getting Through Baby’s First Vaccines

I'm not going to sugarcoat or lie. The entire vaccination process SUCKS. Is it essential? Yes, of course. Does it give you the warm fuzzies? Not at all. In fact, you feel like a horrible monster as your child gives you a look of horrified surprise followed by a shrill scream. You may cry yourself …

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Camping Programming Ideas

One of the best parts of summer is spending the majority of your time outdoors. The weather is warm, the trees and vegetation are plentiful, the days are long and the stars shine brightly. Summer makes most people feel amazing, especially after a long Canadian winter. One of my personal favourite pastimes during the summer …

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Fun Fall Programming

The autumn season offers multiple opportunities for nature exploration, and naturally raises a lot of questions: Why do the leaves change? Why does the temperature grow colder? Why do we need coats during the daytime? Why are the leaves falling off of the trees? Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween and Remembrance Day? All of …

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