We set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us woke up to a darker sky feeling sluggish thanks to a one hour loss of sleep. If you hit the snooze, pulled the covers up over your head still feeling bummed out about your waistline, bank account, career or love life, you’re not…

2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of Canada and what better way to celebrate than to celebrate family in Canada. We are so blessed to live in this great country of freedom and opportunity. Our families are as unique as snowflakes, not one is alike.  Your family may be made up of kids, pets, neighbours, friends, aunts…

During the prenatal period, it is a good idea to consider you birth control options after delivery. There are many birth control options that are safe and effective during breastfeeding. The timing of introduction of any birth control method is important. Postpartum Birth Control Methods Barrier Methods (condoms, spermicides) DESCRIPTIONFemale condoms are polyurethane sheaths that…

During pregnancy or after the baby is born 1 in 5 women may experience difficult moods (Perinatal Mood Disorders) including depression and anxiety. Men can also experience emotional difficulty. Have you had some of these symptoms for more than two weeks? You may: Not feel like yourself Be sad and tearful Feel exhausted, but unable…

While we may think of low mood or other challenges as adult problems, they can affect people at any age. Children and teens can experience mental illnesses like depression. Sometimes it can be difficult for adults to understand how difficult children’s problems can be because we look at their problems through adult eyes. But the…

Boys and girls often seek to earn extra money by babysitting. But as a parent, how can you be sure your local pre-teen or teenager is a good babysitter? And what responsibilities do you have as an employer? What Makes a Good Babysitter? You hire a babysitter so your children will be safe when you…

Your three-year old daughter has memorized all the words to her favourite bedtime story. Your three-year old son plays with the refrigerator magnets and asks you to name the letters for him. It’s time to teach your child to read. The first step is to take a trip to the library to pick out books…

By Justine Pitt, Centre Manager of Oxford Learning London North   It’s easy enough to recognize a student who isn’t motivated in school—there is forgotten homework, misplaced assignments, poor test performance, and frequent complaints about disliking school.   An unmotivated child is not a happy student.   Not surprisingly, school dissatisfaction usually goes hand-in-hand with…

Let your flowers speak for themselves Put a colour to your relationship this Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to show your lover, family or friend just how special they are. Flowers have a long history of being the ideal gift whether you are celebrating 30 years of marriage, have just started to…

Have you got plans yet for Family Day, Monday, February 20, 2017.Now is the time to start planning this day or even long weekend.  If you are planning to get away, there are so many great options just around the corner…indoor waterparks, museums, outdoor skating and skiing, or try something new like dog sledding or…

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