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5 active and fun ways to commute to school with kids

The best balm for kids’ and adults’ pandemic-weary souls exists outside. Nature, in all seasons, offers a way to refresh our minds, get our bodies moving, and take a big, collective deep breath.

Before sending your kids into school for the day, consider starting it with some movement and nature time. It’s one small way to start your whole family’s day in a positive way. And let’s face it: Avoiding the chaos of the dreaded drive-in school drop-off line is a major bonus.

Consider these fun and active ways to get from point A to point B, and enjoy some fresh air time before the school day begins!

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Is your child too sick for daycare or school?

It is sometimes quite difficult for a parent to know if their child should be kept home from daycare or school and when their recovering child can be sent back. The decision is made much more difficult when alternate child-care arrangements are not easy to make or when a parent must stay home from work to care for the child. This article will outline some common scenarios and will offer some guidelines to follow in making the decision. Remember that these are just guidelines and that numerous other factors may need to be considered as well.

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Medicine cabinet 101

Your medicine cabinet is an essential part of your family's day-to-day health. By planning ahead, you can make sure you have everything you need to take care of coughs, colds, stomach issues, pain, fever, skin issues, dental care, or any other middle-of-the-night emergencies.

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Protect Your Kids from Winter's Chill

Calgary’s ability to host -40°C weather is dangerous, especially for young children. Avoiding winter-related health problems, such as frostbite, pneumonia, and hypothermia, play a vital role in Calgary living. One of the simplest ways to protect your children from the extreme cold is to dress them appropriately.

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