Education

Meanwhile, On Kate’s Instagram…

While I still love to delve into topics here on the blog, I also do a lot of “microblogging” on social media. I have the most followers on Twitter, but I’m finding almost zero interaction there lately (is it just me?) so I post a lot to Facebook and Instagram, where my followers seem much […] Read more…

Teach Kids To Fight Germs #SDMFluFighters

Not long ago, I wrote an article for Parents Canada magazine all about teaching young kids not to spread germs. I interviewed a doctor – more specifically a pediatric infectious disease specialist – who said, “The number one way to reduce bacterial germs in any environment is to vaccinate your kids. Not only are they […] Read more…

Do You Tell Your Daughter She’s Beautiful?

I have to say I disagree with all those experts in magazines and on talk shows who say we shouldn’t tell our girls they’re beautiful, or those moms who warn, “Don’t tell my daughter she’s pretty!” A very important word for me, particularly after my switch to the kindergarten program this year, is balance. Yes […] Read more…

When to Keep Sick Kids Home – Plus $150 Shoppers Drug Mart Prize Pack Giveaway

“Mommy, I don’t feel well…” We’ve all been there (despite good hygiene, lots of sleep and vaccinations such as the flu shot), and many of us have struggled with staying home from work or arranging alternate child care for our sick kids. It’s not easy! According to a recent Shoppers Drug Mart poll, 30% of adults […] Read more…

Bushra Mdewaye: The Syrian Refugee Momterview

Syrian refugees: you can’t get a media (or social media) fix without hearing about them, but to most of us, the term is general and vague, not accurately representing the masses of individuals that it encompasses. Today’s Momterview may not be with a celebrity, but Bushra Mdewaye’s voice is just as important, and I am […] Read more…

Reflections of a New Kindergarten Teacher

To start, I should be clear that I’m not a new teacher. My 16 year resume in a nutshell: French as a second language, itinerant teacher of the gifted (serving 15 schools in the board), Grade 4/5, seven years in Grade 3, with some 2/3 and 3/4 splits thrown in there, and a great opportunity […] Read more…

My Top 10 Posts of 2016

After eliminating giveaway posts, these were my top ten most-viewed posts of 2016! Clearly, readers are into Momterviews, with education, beauty and fashion thrown in there too! #10 My New Eyebrows: Microblading from Permanent Beauty by Kalyna # 9  Ask the Teacher: My Segment on THE SOCIAL (P.S. I’m back on the show January 23!) # […] Read more…

Help Your Child Learn to Read

When it comes to reading, my biggest piece of advice as both a teacher and a mom would be this: make reading as enjoyable as possible for your child. Start at an early age and help your child to associate books with cuddles and love from a caregiver. As soon as they are old enough, […] Read more…

How Families Can Give Back This Holiday Season: Special Guest Post by Clare Morneau

A passionate advocate for girls’ education and refugee issues, Clare Morneau is a 17-year-old author and speaker who lives in Toronto with her father, Canada’s Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, mother, Nancy McCain, and siblings Henry, Edward and Grace Acan, who joined the family in 2010 from northern Uganda. Clare is compassionate, driven and committed to […] Read more…

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