Mask Misinformation and Myth Busting: A Quick Look at Common Claims and Current Data

We are basically one year into the COVID-19 pandemic yet I’m still seeing a ridiculous amount of misinformation around mask wearing, safety, and guidelines. I hit a breaking point today when I read a bunch of posts on a local Facebook group about how masks cause low oxygen saturation and how the government is trying…

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Maggie’s Picks: Sort, Stack and Nest Toys

Around 12 months of age, Maggie became obsessed with her sort and stack toys! She would play with them for long periods of time and was very determined at being “successful” at them. So I thought I’d share some of her favourite ones for those with babes around the one year mark – keep in…

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GUEST POST: Sample Activity Plan for 0-24 Months by @trishgoodbye R.E.C.E

Hello caregivers of the tiny humans! My name is Trish Goodwin and I am an educator, and a mom. During my maternity leave in a pandemic, I have realized just how difficult it can be to fill the days with an infant, especially without the support of family, friends and parenting groups. I yearn for…

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13 Months of Maggie (Includes Indoor Activity Suggestions – Minimal Preparation!)

I am actually collaborating on a better post about indoor activity suggestions with a more knowledgeable friend (can’t wait to share) but for now, I thought I’d share what we’ve been up to in the last month as part of this month’s Maggie Monthly post. If you read my last post, I believe I mentioned…

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Lets Talk About Growth Chart Anxiety

I know you know what I’m talking about – something moms in particular love to talk about is their baby’s growth. Sometimes it’s pride: “They weigh ____ lbs now!” Or they are “_____ cm tall!” The other side of it is worry. “My baby is only in the ____ percentile, do I need to be…

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Constipation in Little Ones: How To Identify It & More

This is a subject I’ve been meaning to cover for awhile!! I see so many questions about this in online forums and so much misunderstanding around what actually constitutes constipation, when constipation needs treatment, and so on and so forth. This confusion around constipation isn’t just in regards to the child population, but also adults,…

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Maggie’s Christmas and Birthday Haul

I’ve had a few people ask what gifts Maggie got over the holidays and her birthday and what she has really enjoyed so far, so I thought I would share! I also don’t strictly buy “neutral” toys for her (I talked about this on stories recently) – some stuff I get is neutral coloured, but…

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The Starting Solids Starter Kit: The Dinnerware We Love

Lots of questions about baby nutrition lately and I’m hoping to be able to address them all soon. For now, please refer to my three past posts on child nutrition: Crash Course on Baby Led Weaning with Modern Munch, Reducing Stress at Meal Times based on a presentation by Ahuva Magder Hershkop RD, and a…

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The Quick Scoop on Vitamin K for Newborns

Parenting is full of decision-making and it starts before your child is even born. One of the questions you will get asked during a prenatal appointment is whether or not you want your child to have the Vitamin K injection. To make this decision, you need to be informed about what this injection is for,…

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Fluoride Facts: Everything You Need to Know About Fluoride and Your Babies

What is fluoride? Is it safe for my children? I hear these questions a lot. I also hear a lot of misinformation regarding fluoride, so I thought it might be a good topic to cover since fluoride is actually really important! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should…

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