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Soccer
Summer is here and playgrounds around the country are filled with kids of all ages coming together to play soccer, one of the most popular sports in the world. In fact, in 2011 more than 700,000 Canadians under the age of 18 signed up for one of the many soccer leagues across the country. This wave of popularity is also sweeping across Quebec. More than 200,000 soccer players make up the 300 teams in the province that play indoors or outdoors, and on either natural or synthetic fields. Played in almost every country, soccer, or “football” to our european neighbours, is the most-watched sport in the world. The popularity of...
Breakfast is important to your kids' health
It’s well known that breakfast is a very important meal. Our blogger Sandy Braz wrote about it last March, giving us some practical tips to make sure we don’t skip breakfast. Obviously, eating breakfast is essential for both children and adults alike, but the consequences of skipping this meal are especially important for children. Studies show that children who don’t eat a good breakfast show signs of fatigue in the morning. They have shorter attention spans and generally have trouble concentrating. With children constantly growing and learning, they need all the energy and skills they can muster to ensure their academic success. Another interesting fact, according to About Kids Health,...
Drinking enough water is important for pregnant women.
During pregnancy, our bodies change— which means our digestion does too. Expecting a baby is an exciting time in our lives, but it can also be uncomfortable at times. Common problems include heartburn, constipation, nausea and vomiting. Here are some suggestions for helping prevent or minimize these problems during pregnancy: Suffering from nausea and vomiting? Choose foods that you enjoy but that you can also tolerate; Avoid food and drinks that have a strong smell; Eat several small meals a day and make sure you don’t skip meals or go hungry; Eat dry toast, dry cereal or crackers when you wake up in the morning; Make sure you get lots...
Kid
Keeping your kids happy, healthy and safe is always at the top of your to-do list every day. Since you can’t control the germs out there, in the real world, it’s nice to know there are a few ways to keep your home, especially your child’s bedroom, as germ-free as possible. Here are a few tips: Wipe down. Use non-toxic cleansers to wipe down toys before and after use. When possible, keep antibacterial products nearby for easy use. Go alternative. For wiping down surfaces, make a simple all-purpose solution by mixing one part vinegar, with one part warm, soapy water. Dip a clean cloth into the solution and start wiping!...

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