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Helmet Safety: It's More Important Than You Think!

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The following blog post was written by the owner, Jamie Berube, of the Hamilton/Grimsby Wee Piggies & Paws, a company that creates timeless keepsakes of your baby's hands and feet. Jamie and I recently met at the She's Connected Conference in Toronto and we immediately found plenty to talk about. In fact, we skipped one of the conference workshops just to share our stories and ideas. Jamie offered to write a blog for my site about her son. I feel blessed to know Jamie - she's a wonderful mom, business owner and friend! Helmet Safety—It’s More Important Than You Think!...

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It's Officially Fall!

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It’s officially Fall. So how many of you are counting the days until Spring? Are you planning to cocoon yourself this winter? If you said yes to either of the above, it’s time to re-consider your coping strategy. Winter is inevitable and it can feel incredibly long if you go out of your way to avoid it at all cost. So how about embracing it and finding some winter sports? Believe it or not, you’ll start to like (if not love) winter if you start skating, tobogganing, skiing and/or snowboarding. And there are other benefits of keeping active, most notably,...

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Prodigies

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When was the last time you watched someone in total awe? I had the pleasure of attending the concert of Evgeny Kissin, a pianist, at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on the weekend and it was a magical event. Mr. Kissin’s hands seemed to float effortlessly across the keyboard and the music wafting from his fingers was magnificent! I remember piano lessons as a child and struggling with chords, scales and coordinating the pedals along with the tune. It wasn’t pretty and I’m sure my dad’s early hearing loss was caused in part by enduring my daily piano practice. You...

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Raising Entrepreneurs

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I was not the easiest child to parent. Don’t get me wrong … I did well in school and never got involved in drugs but I was often referred to as a “spirited” child. In other words, I was stubbornly independent and I challenged my parents when rules were set. Interestingly, those are the same qualities that have helped me as the owner of my own small business. Entrepreneurs seem to possess certain qualities that lend themselves well to carving out a niche business but these same characteristics in a young child can make it hard for their parents. Here...

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Arnie's MRI

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Have you ever had an MRI? I have and they are pretty scary procedures especially when it’s your 1st time. The machines are noisy and you’re forced to lie still for long periods of time in a confined space. So imagine how young kids feel when they need an MRI … usually they’re terrified which is why Jenny Archibald, an Oakville based mom of two kids, wrote “Arnie’s MRI”. Jenny is a psychometrist who has worked for many years with children who have suffered head injuries. She wanted a children’s book that would help ease the anxiety experienced by kids...

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