Category: Kids

  • Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

    Do you entertain your kids with chess camp, art school, cooking classes, or tennis lessons during the unstructured summer months? Or perhaps all of them? There are activities and summer camps galore to fill children’s time and supply much needed childcare when kids are out of school. But psychologists and child development experts suggest that […]

  • Jamming with your toddler: how music trumps reading for childhood development

    Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private library, and don’t fret if your three-year-old hasn’t started violin lessons just yet. The key to unlocking a child’s potential intelligence and happiness may indeed lie in music, but succumbing to the commercial juggernaut that is the baby-genius-making industry […]

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    New research published in the medical journal The Lancet has found that, well, antidepressants on children and adolescents don’t really work. Out of 14 different antidepressants, only one was really effective at relieving symptoms of depression. The pill fluoxetine was the only pill that worked in comparison to a placebo pill. On the contrast, taking venlafaxine, also known as Effexor, was […]

  • Frankincense Proven To Be Psychoactive Antidepressant

    Did you know that the burning of a Boswellia trees’ resin has been burned as an incense for millennia by religious and cultural ceremonies?  Its is said that the aroma released by the incense has contributed to spiritual exaltation.  The Boswellia resin, also known as olibanum and frankincense has been mentioned a multitude of times […]

  • 29 Dollar-Store Finds That Will Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer

    1. Tie a dollar-store basket to the front of your kid’s bike. Find out how here. 2. Dollar-store baskets are also great for organizing outdoor summer fun. Learn more here. 3. Make one of these awesome hideouts using a hula hoop and a bedsheet. Since you’ll be putting this outside, you could […]

  • Want To Go Ice Skating Through A Forest In Canada?

    If there’s one thing Canada is good for, it’s winter and winter activities. Allow us to introduce the Ice Skating Trail in the Muskoka forest in Arrowhead Provincial Park. It’s definitely one of the most unique opportunities you could ever enjoy. It’s one thing to walk through a forest, and quite another to skate through […]

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    Is Your Baby’s Blue Vein a Sugar Bug?

    Not obvious at first glance, notice the Sugar Bug or subtle blue vein between baby’s eyes. Both of my children were born with a faint blue vein on the bridge of their noses, and like any sufficiently paranoid mother, I would squint and study it trying to figure out what it could possibly be… a […]


    Mushrooms are a superfood. Almost fat and calorie-free, they are packed full of vitamins and minerals (which is probably why many children think they’re poisons!) They are a very rich source of protein, so are a staple for vegetarians too. If you love them and would like to eat them fresh it’s probably better to […]