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Have a love, hate relationship with resolutions? Why not create some family resolutions that are doable and maybe even fun! Over the month of January, we’ll have experts weigh in on the biggies, like money, health, style, school, kids and most importantly, how to make those resolutions STICKY! Here are a few resolutions designed to make life easier.

New Year’s resolution time! Everyone wants to make a fresh start in the New Year: more exercise, less stress, more mindfulness, better eating habits, less negativity, more excitement! And who couldn’t use a little help achieving all these goals? There are so many amazing local companies that can help you with all your 2019 resolutions….

Guest post by Dr. Jonathan Hung DMD, MS a certified specialist in Pediatric Dentistry at Monarch Pediatric Dental Centre It’s October and fall is in full swing. Yes it’s Vancouver … and that means rain. But that also means all the delicious baked autumn goodies are back in season (pumpkin spice everything, anybody?). Of course,…

School, pre-school and daycares are full of healthy, active kids for now. It won’t be long until the human petri dishes discharge sick kids by the dozen back home to their exhausted parents. Now is the time to get into bug and virus fending mode and get your kids into some good hand-washing habits. 5…

Kid-friendly runs are a great way to challenge and motivate your family. Regardless of the course, the terrain or the obstacles, nothing will beat the look of accomplishment on your child’s face when they cross the finish line. Remember: the family that runs together, stays together! Or at least they get some exercise and create some fabulous…

If you are like many families, you probably spent time at the beach this past weekend. With unseasonably hot weather, local beaches were crammed with umbrellas, floaties and picnic baskets. And we’ve never seen so many people actually in the water! Unfortunately, just as the local temps peak and the Celebration of Light fireworks starts…

As a teacher, I get it. Boredom is terrifying. We dread those unstructured moments between one activity to the next. Part of my practicum training included learning multiple strategies to effectively manage student transitions between subjects. Students who finish their work early have several options: read a novel, draw a picture, journal, solve a riddle,…

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