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[11 Oct 2011 | 116 Comments | ]
Canadian Ecovillages: Would You Live in One?

For the past couple of years I’ve been fascinated with the concept of ecovillages: small family-run communities where people live, work, and play together. The lifestyles of these communities are sustainable and eco-conscious. Many of these villages have small schools on site. Meals are prepared in community and everyone chips in for a holistic, warm experience.

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[7 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Is Playground Safety and Baby Proofing Just For Neurotic Parents?

As a family safety expert and owner of a baby proofing company, Safety Mom Solutions, I’m constantly challenged as to whether parents are too neurotic about their child’s safety when they baby proof their home.

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[5 Aug 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Win: Summer Family Photo Contest

We can’t believe that August is already here! Before the leaves start changing and back-to-school season is upon us in full swing, we’d like to see your beautiful summer family photographs.

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[18 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
When Things Don’t Go According to Plan by Eric Guerin

“Something is wrong…we need to go to the hospital now”…that was my wife’s anxious phone call to me at 1:49 PM. At 2:18 PM my son was born by emergency c-section but those 29 minutes in the middle are the story here. I was just a couple of minutes from home when she called and I rushed in where my wife who was 37 weeks pregnant was crying, on the phone with the hospital and in a panic.

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[13 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
How young is too young to start babysitting? By Allison Katz

So I just ran into one of those awkward neighborhood moments. Two young girls from our neighborhood came over and asked if they could babysit my 19 month old son. One is 12 and the other is 11. I immediately thought Yikes, Oh my goodness, that’s way too young.

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[28 Jun 2011 | 15 Comments | ]
Canaday Day 2011: The Great Canadian Blog Bash CONTEST

Canada Day is July 1, 2011 and not only will there be events all over the nation, bloggers have taken to the web to celebrate in huge ways! The Great Canadian Blog Bash was put together by a team of community-oriented bloggers and mothers to celebrate parents online and Canadian heritage.

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[21 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Contest: Show Off Your Summer Baby Photos!

Today, June 21st, marks the official start of summer! Dust off those sand toys because the next few weeks will be chock-full of trips to the beach, the scent of sunscreen & lots of great family memories.

We want to see your favorite summer baby photos!

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[18 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Erica’s Cooking Corner: Healthy Eating for Your Child

I’ve spent the money on fresh, delicious, organic food only to have my 2 year old if he could flip the bird to it…It angers me so when he refuses to eat but I have found that if it sits there long enough he will eventually eat it as long as it is HE deciding if and when he should eat.

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[21 Apr 2011 | 12 Comments | ]
Photo Contest: Happy Easter!

Easter is just around the corner now and chances are you’ll spend the weekend getting adorable photos of your little one with bunnies, hunting for Easter eggs and spending quality time with family.

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[19 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Join the BornFree® Paparazzi!

Join the BornFree® paparazzi! Upload a photo of our new Eco-Friendly bottles and you may win a 4-pack of Eco Deco bottles.

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[8 Apr 2011 | 18 Comments | ]
April is Earth Month!

April is Earth Month and April 22nd is Earth Day! Naturally, we’re pretty excited. If you haven’t heard, BornFree has gone green in a major way with our Eco-Friendly line of recyclable bottles. Learn how you can win a 4-Pack of bottles!

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[17 Feb 2011 | 20 Comments | ]
The Joys of Motherhood by Erica Ashmore

The last couple of weeks may confirm that Charlie will be an only child. Do I want to go through all of this again I do not know? Tantrums, not eating? I dunno.

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[3 Jan 2011 | 370 Comments | ]
Win a BornFree® Baby Shower!

Are you a pregnant mom who would like an online baby shower from BornFree®? We’re going to give one expecting mom $300 worth of goodies from newbornfree.com!

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[13 Dec 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
My “Before I Had Kids” Story.

BornFree Canada posted an intriguing question on their fan page awhile back: “Before you had kids, did you judge parents?”

Um….yes we did. But it was more based on dining experiences.

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[7 Dec 2010 | 18 Comments | ]
Toddlers & Hitting: What To Do?

Have you ever gone to a play date, play group, birthday party, dinner party, or other kind of social gathering where you have noticed a child pushing, hitting, or biting other kids?

Do you intervene or let the children try to work things out themselves?