Family Matters

Family Matters

Spring has sprung

It finally feels like spring is in the air with all the sunshine we have had this week. Don’t you just love the feeling of warm sunshine on your face after winter? It also is a little more motivating to get outside with our little ones when it is nice ...
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No parent is perfect

Do you ever feel overwhelmed as a parent? I know I certainly do. I often have to remind myself that it is okay to say that being a parent is hard work sometimes. Raising a child takes responsibility, commitment and engagement. Add to that the choices we need to make ...
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Father kissing baby boy sitting on toboggan
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Love is in the air

February is by far my favourite of all the winter months. I absolutely love it! February often brings blue skies, longer and brighter days, and fluffy snow, not to mention slightly warmer temperatures than January. How lucky are we to live here in the wintertime. With its overflowing agenda of ...
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January chills and how to manage the cold with little ones

January is one of the coldest months in the Belle province of Québec. I don’t know about you, but I often find it tricky to dress my little ones this time of year. I remember finding it even tougher when they were babies, so I often asked for tips from ...
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Celebrate the season!

The season of holiday celebrations is soon upon us. Whether or not you and your family choose to celebrate any one of them in particular, the winter solstice is an occasion that we all have in common. This year, the official start of winter falls on December 21, also the ...
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Winter is knocking at our door a little early

I don’t know about you but a snowy Halloween was quite a surprise for me! I was running around trying to find snow pants and mittens on Monday morning. I’m guessing that I was not the only parent doing that. 😉 It seems like after a balmy September and October, ...
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Get together with us at Parents & Petits!

I am incredibly thankful for the gorgeous start to fall this year, with its warm days and nice and crisp mornings and evenings. What a magical season! We can watch nature change her coat as we too get ready for another cozy winter. Speaking of fall, it was wonderful to ...
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Dad and daughter running late for school
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Transitioning back to routines

As we enter into these last days of summer, that back-to-school feeling is in the air. Maybe your children are heading back to daycare or school, maybe you are going back to work, or perhaps you are simply settling back into a routine after summer vacation. I don’t know about ...
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Soak up those summer days!

During the summer, many families take some vacation time. For some, summer holidays may be a stay-cation, staying around town and enjoying summer activities here, or hosting visitors in your home.  It can also mean heading away on a trip or to visit family elsewhere. I just got back from ...
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Child girl wearing sunglasses laughing on beach with her arms up
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Easy, breezy summer days!

I’d like to start by thanking everyone for coming out in such big numbers to help us kick off the season at our Outdoor Family Kickoff to Summer this past June 10. What an incredible turnout we had for the second edition of this fun event. So many familiar faces, ...
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