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Free things to do in Montréal

READ TIME: 6 minutes The iconic Canadian city of Montréal offers you a slice of old Europe with its cobbled streets and architecture. It’s full of things to see and do, from its unique little pubs and restaurants to its world-famous attractions like the Notre-Dame Basilica and the Mount Royal lookout. And considering that flights […]

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Cockroaches Can Trigger Asthma?!

Cockroaches Can Trigger Asthma?! My son’s chronic cough led us to a trip to the allergist for allergy testing. During our appointment, I was shocked to learn that on a list of 30 environmental allergens, cockroaches were the ONLY insect on the list along with grass and trees. This promoted me to do further research […]

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Toddler Triangle Shapes Activity that Also Builds Fine Motor Skills

Inside: Here’s a fun toddler triangle shapes activity that is perfect for with playdough. The pressing motion is a great way to strengthen those hands and fingers, getting them ready for using writing tools. And it’s super easy to set up! I am often asked how I teach shapes to our toddlers. Truly, it’s all… […]

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5 ways to block porn on your kid’s devices

Here’s the thing: Porn is all over the internet. You can’t totally get rid of it. Still, most parents want to do what they can to prevent kids from seeing explicit content. But here’s the other thing: You can set all the blockers, filters, and parental controls in the universe, and not only will your […]

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Top 20 Things to Do in Taiwan (For Nature Lovers)

If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, you might be surprised to realize that you really need to add Taiwan to your world travel bucket list. Gone are the days when the 14,000-square-mile northeast Asian island nation (which is officially called the Republic of China) was known primarily for its manufacturing industry and polluted […]

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What Is “Outsider” in Unthinkable Times?

Bill Traylor, “Black Pig with Blue Eye” (ca. 1939–42), tempera on found cardboard, 11.75 x 11.75 inches (photo courtesy Just Folk) It’s that time of year again, when the annual Outsider Art Fair pitches its big tent in downtown Manhattan, and its exhibitors roll out multicolored welcome mats, throwing open treasure chests filled with their […]

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Men Are Pissed About That Amazing Gillette Ad, Because Of Course

The comments about that amazing Gillette ad prove what it’s trying to say about toxic masculinity Ah, irony. Gillette released an amazing new ad/short film this week about toxic masculinity, encouraging men to learn about their problematic behaviors and hold themselves and other men accountable. Reasonable stuff, right? Well, no, not according to the very […]

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Choosing And Preparing For High School

Choosing And Preparing For High School I am not emotionally prepared for my first born to go to high school, so thank you, readers, for humoring me as I process this life changing stage through the writing of this post. Most importantly, I thought I was doing the right thing by letting my son have […]

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