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20 indoor games to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day

Another rainy or bone-chilling day? We see you over there: Restless kids fidgeting on the couch, the clock ticking slower than usual, and you’re fresh out of ideas for things to do. Well you’ve come to the right place. We have your back with this list of the best indoor games …

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Kids’ coughs: How to tell when it’s serious

Photo: iStockphoto When Tess Duke woke up in the night with a barking cough and difficulty breathing, her mother, Jane, didn’t panic. A registered nurse, she recognized the “ark, ark, ark” cough of croup and tried to help her daughter with a bit of cold air and then some steam …

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What to do when your child has earwax buildup

Sonya Henderson’s son, Noah, was three-and-a-half years old when the Toronto mother noticed he was having hearing troubles. Noah would ask her to turn up the TV, even though his sister, who was sitting next to him, could hear it fine. When he started pronouncing new words incorrectly, Henderson took …

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Daycare germs: what you need to know

Photo: iStockphoto Before my daughter started daycare at 19 months, I could count on one hand the number of times she’d been sick. But after only two months in the daycare germ storm, I’d already lost count. It was a seemingly endless stream of runny noses, low-grade fevers, mysterious rashes …

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This parenting podcast host tested the season’s hottest toddler toy

Photo: Sandro Altamirano I’m always on the lookout for activities that my two-year-old son, George, and I can do together—and when they don’t involve a screen, I consider it a big win. LEGO Duplo to the rescue! I didn’t grow up with Duplo as a child, so my toddler and …

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This is the best toddler toy to gift this holiday season

I’m a mom to a very precocious toddler and at two years old, we have reached the point at home where stuffies have become less interesting; now, it’s all about toys and activities that engage her little developing mind. The toddler years are often a trial and error period for …

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These toy sets are the answer to all of your holiday gift-giving worries

Tis’ the season! It’s just about that time of year when we start hitting the stores and tackling our holiday shopping. I don’t know about you but one thing our kids put on their list every year without fail is always LEGO Duplo. Zoe and Max have had their eyes …

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How my family of five kids learned to bond and connect through play

One of the neatest things about having a large family is witnessing the different dynamics and connections develop between members. I grew up in a family with sisters who were five years older than me, and always buddied up together. When I was still playing pretend and rocking baby dolls, …

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This cheeky hack will help your kid learn how to wipe their own butt

Photo: iStockphoto Potty training is hard. But once you get your little one to recognize when they need to go and hop on the potty in time to keep their diaper clean, you’re in the clear, right? Nope. There’s one last hurdle that can take a while to get over: getting …

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Is your child ready to stop naptime?

Photo: iStockphoto Kelly Sturtevant tried everything to get daughter Keira to nap. She’d lie with her, read another story, sing yet another song. But the rambunctious 2½-year-old refused to nod off. “I would spend the entire time running up trying to get her to fall asleep or yelling at her …

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