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10 Tips to Get Your Child to Love Reading

Published August 29, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

Reading is the most important habit to instill in children. It increases their vocabulary, which directly increases school performance. Reading also expands kids’ knowledge in every other aspect, and opens their minds to infinite possibilities. Because children often learn the phonetic combinations necessary for reading and explore literacy on a practical side at school, a […] IWEBIX Webdesign

How Does She Do It? Modern Mama’s Own, Lindsay MacDonald

Published August 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm - No Comments

We are so excited about our  feature How Does She Do It because we get to meet so many amazing Canadian moms! Every few months we’ll interview and feature a ‘Celebrity Mom’! In between we’ll feature ALL moms (You! Please apply here!) Now that you’ve seen how celebrity moms Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond from Bobs and Lolo do it, […]

Modern Mama Fan Celebration 2014

Published August 25, 2014 at 9:07 am - 2 Comments

Welcome to our Fan Celebration event! In 2013, our 5000 Facebook Fan Celebration took place in August, so we thought we should follow it up with an annual celebration! This week we’re celebrating YOU – our readers, followers, Facebook Fans, Instagram viewers, Pinterest pinners, and Twitter tweeters with plenty of awesome giveaways! Enter to win […]

{Series} Parenting Quiz Part 5: What kind of mom are you?

Published August 25, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

By: Naomi Maharaj Think you have this parenting thing down to a science? You handle messes, tiffs, and tears without a bat of an eyelash? Or are you constantly second guessing yourself? Reading parenting books and trying to decide what parenting style you want to implement? Take this parenting quiz (part 5 of 6) to […]

{SERIES} Step 5: Toy Storage Maintenance

Published August 22, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

By: Stephanie Hawkins If you’re checking out this Mama Get Organized blog series for the first time, this post is the 5th and final step in the organizing process. Read these posts first to get up to speed: Step 1: How do I deal with all the toys? Step 2: How to declutter toys and […]

Toys Toys Toys: Time to Purge

Published August 21, 2014 at 10:55 am - No Comments

With Fall approaching, it’s a fabulous time to purge the toys. I will personally be purging our toy collection after school starts, with my daughter starting Kindergarten! Because she’ll be in school each and every day, I know we won’t be needing as many toys and craft supplies around the house. Let’s tackle the play […]

How Does She Do It: Modern Mama’s Own Kimberly Ouellette

Published August 21, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

We are so excited about our newest feature How Does She Do It! Every few months we’ll interview and feature a ‘Celebrity Mom’! In between we’ll feature ALL moms (You! Please apply here!) Now that you’ve seen how celebrity moms Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond from Bobs and Lolo do it, we are thrilled to introduce […]

An organized mama’s secret weapon for happy travelling

Published August 20, 2014 at 10:30 am - No Comments

By: Stephanie Hawkins Vacations are meant to be relaxing, right? You might be asking yourself this now that you’re no longer travelling solo. Travelling with kids in tow can make even the most patient parent turn into the Incredible Hulk. The flight delays, the long car rides, the missed naps, the weird food. It’s hard […]

Family Travel: Eating on the road with kids can be easy!

Published August 18, 2014 at 7:00 am - No Comments

By: Shauna Robertson I’m particular about food not picky I wouldn’t consider myself to be a picky eater, but I guess you could say that I’m particular. I’m not one of those people who orders something at a restaurant and then asks if half of it can be changed. I usually peruse the menu and […]

Starting Kindergarten: Too Cool For School Fashion Picks

Published August 17, 2014 at 11:08 am - No Comments

We love wardrobe shopping for our littles. I personally shop for three girls so it was fun for me to go in search of some cool fashion for boys starting Kindergarten too. Below are my picks plus our outerwear picks in low, medium and high price points. Dressy Hipster Boy   Clown Tee – Spearmint […]

The 5 P’s of Glamping with Kids

Published August 15, 2014 at 9:15 am - No Comments

By:  Heather van Mil 5 P’s of Glamping with Kids Glamping {glamorous camping} is a fun and inexpensive getaway for families to enjoy this summer. It can range from RVing to yurts to cabins to suit any family’s taste for adventure and budget. Follow these 5 P’s to get the most out of your glamping […]

Starting Kindergarten: The Coolest Backpacks

Published August 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm - No Comments

When it’s time to start kindergarten, of course you want your little sporting only  the coolest backpack in class. We’re here to help with our top picks! Smokey & colourful – Sprayground – $60 Sparkley – Justice – $25 Camo & Pink (boy patterns too) – Gap – $25 Graphic Diamonds – Claires – $20 […]

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