One of the most important things for new parents to do is to connect with other new parents, ideally in person. It motivates you to get out of the house, it builds a support system, and it provides a space to make friends with other people in the same stage of life. This “living” guide will be your go-to resource as we keep growing it and adding more and more programs so you’ll always have options when you’re ready to “get out there.” Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.
Did you know there are businesses in Nova Scotia who create gorgeous clothes out of beaitiful soft organic fabrics, design completely recyclable clothing (FROM recycled content), make apparel that adjusts for your kids getting bigger, share their proceeds to feed the less fortunate around the world, and build knee pads right into their cute pants for busy kids? I was thrilled to discover so many innovative and eco-conscious - yet still stylish - apparel for kids being developed right here in our home province.
I've loved working on this guide and learning about all of these businesses and I am excited to share seven of them with you today.
Making a mom friend is not an easy task, and when you're new to a community - or even just new to being a mom! - it can be even harder. Navigating new social waters at the best of times can be challenging but throw in a kid or two and it can be damn near impossible to build bonds with other people when you can't even finish a sentence because your kid has a mouthful of dirt or your 18 month old is suddenly at the top of a six foot ladder.
In Halifax we have a reputation for being friendly but I've heard time and time again from new moms to the area (or even lifelong Haligonians who are new to being moms) who tell me that Halifax can be a hard place to make REAL friends.
Planning your little one's birthday is both loads of fun and STRESSFUL. Deciding on a theme, choosing a location, making a guest list . . . and if you've got a birthday boy or girl under five years old it can be even more challenging to find a spot everyone will enjoy. Often these early parties have a wide range of ages for the guest list to accommodate siblings, friends, and cousins and it can be hard finding something everyone will enjoy. To make your life a little easier, we've rounded up a huge list of locations that offer on-site parties for kids under five years old!
I love a good list and I especially love a top baby name list! I've always been a name nerd and I love watching the trends on naming babies change - or stay stable - through the years. Today the list of top baby names was released and I have some thoughts on how it should, or should not, affect your baby naming decision process.
Choosing a name for your baby may be one of the biggest decisions of your life. If you live in Nova Scotia, or are originally from here, or if Nova Scotia simply holds a special place in your heart, this list will give you some wonderful ideas for ways to show your Nova Scotia pride when naming your child.
Halifax is host to a lot of great Halloween events. We've picked out some of our favourite kid-friendly events to get in the spirit of the big day and maximize that adorable costume.
Mornings, especially once you're thrown back in the routine of school and day care, often become crazy and chaotic trying to make sure everyone has everything they need and gets out the door on time. I've gathered up five easy-to-implement morning and after school hacks to make your life easier...and you might even have time to sit down and drink a whole cup of (HOT) coffee or tea.