Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, at Duke University in North Carolina, is a leader in the cord blood field for both transplantation and regenerative medicine. Currently, she’s investigating the effectiveness of cord blood in a variety of paediatric conditions associated with brain disorders, including cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This research into…

Republish Reprint Melissa Leong | January 30, 2015 1:43 PM ET More from Melissa Leong | @lisleong New parenthood brings so many surprises. How can something so little (a baby) make so much noise and take up so much time and money? The Fraser Institute estimates that it costs up to $4,500 a year to…

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about cord blood banking. To help clear up some of the confusion, we’re debunking the top 5 myths about cord blood banking that we’ve come across: Myth #1: “I can’t collect cord blood and delay the clamping of the umbilical cord.” FACT: Delayed cord clamping, following delivery, allows more blood…

I hate Valentine’s Day… It’s a commercial holiday meant for spending money to express love… Not my cup of tea. I will however share with my guys the idea of valentines day and theme of love! Over the past few weeks we have had out many different activities to work on colours, counting, matching, sharing…

Instead of watching TV, play games with your children. Good examples include number games, memory games and jigsaw puzzles. If the weather is nice, go for a nature walk and try to identify the plants and animals that you see. Build things – at the beach, build sand castles; at home, build simple projects with…

I recently joined a busy bag exchange with some home daycare providers. It inspired me to go nuts and make a bunch for my little guys! Here is Bag # 6 PomPoms Needed: Pompoms of different colours and sizes Print outs: HERE (NOTE: PomPoms are very small and can be a choking hazard- not generally for…

I recently joined a busy bag exchange with some home daycare providers. It inspired me to go nuts and make a bunch for my little guys! Here is Bag # 5- Duplo Blocks Needed: A bag- You can use a baggy, or a bucket, or even put them in a binder. I store mine in…

I recently joined a busy bag exchange with some home daycare providers. It inspired me to go nuts and make a bunch for my little guys! Here is Bag # 4- Containers & Lids Needed: A bag- You can use a baggy, or a bucket, or even put them in a binder. I store mine…

I recently joined a busy bag exchange with some home daycare providers. It inspired me to go nuts and make a bunch for my little guys! Here is Bag # 3- Colour Parking Garage & Shape Roads     Needed: A bag- You can use a baggy, or a bucket, or even put them in a…

I recently joined a busy bag exchange with some home daycare providers. It inspired me to go nuts and make a bunch for my little guys! Here is Bag # 2- Gone Fishing! Needed: A bag- You can use a baggy, or a bucket, or even put them in a binder. -Fish with something metal…