5 ways to protect your kids’ skin in winter

5 ways to protect your kids’ skin in winter

Many of us have chased our kiddos around with a bottle of sunscreen during the summer. We know how important it is for their skin health *and* for their comfort, as the sun can burn their tender skin in short order during the hot days of summer. But in the winter, we...
Get the kids out while the sun is up!

Get the kids out while the sun is up!

We all know we need fresh air and physical activity to be healthy… but there’s another factor we sometimes forget: sunlight. Winnipeg winters afford us precious little access to the sun if we’re indoors between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., which many working...
Exercise games

Exercise games

Here’s a fun way to get everyone in the family moving, even if it’s an indoor day: the exercise game! Download and print our “dice,” then put them together following the instructions provided. When you’re ready to play, have your littlest...
It’s TICK season!

It’s TICK season!

Ticks. Yuck. Summer in Manitoba is gorgeous. The sunshine! The breezes! That unmistakable perfume of grass! We want our little ones to be outside as much as they can be during the summer… but we need to keep an eye out for ticks. Ticks spread illnesses including...
UPDATED developmental milestones: CDC

UPDATED developmental milestones: CDC

For the first time in many years, last month the United States Centers for Disease Control updated its child developmental milestones.These changes aren’t due to a change in the way children are developing: rather, the CDC has changed the way it presents...
Screens vs. sleep

Screens vs. sleep

This is NOT a post about how you shouldn’t let your kids use screens. For many families, screens are part of the way we learn, the way we relax, and increasingly, the way we socialize and keep in touch with loved ones. This IS a post about minimizing the...