Just for Parents

Salt Sensory Kit. Photo Courtesy Kai's Sensory Kreations

Feeding the senses

The toy that does it all — helps grow a healthy brain; teaches language development, motor skills, independence and self-confidence; and promotes curiosity and self-regulation — has been around since the beginning of time A few years ago, Caroline Sutherland […]

The Enchanted Symphony

Treat yo’shelf

This holiday season, deck the family library with these new Canadian reads   Whether you’re seeking a stocking stuffer with substance or a new read to get your kids through the next snowbound day, our list of children’s books has […]

Fifty years of fun: the Nepean Sportsplex

The Woodroffe Ave. facility plays host to athletes, artists and artisans, seniors, kids, and well, everyone When it first opened its doors in 1973, the Nepean Sportsplex was the largest recreation complex in Canada. Half a century later, much has […]

At QCH from left: clinical manager Shannon Adams, pediatrician Dr. Kelley Zwicker and RNs in the special care nursery Stephanie Nause and Judy Gula. Photo Courtesy of QCH

No place like here

New parents — and their preemies — are in good hands here in Ottawa. We take a tour of four organizations you need to know Expecting? There’s no better place to be in than the National Capital Region, home to […]

First Aid Plus founder Eric Roy teaches a Standard First Aid course. Photo Courtesy First Aid Plus

In case of emergency

As a teen, Ottawa’s Eric Roy developed an interest in saving lives. Today, Roy’s First Aid Plus teaches people how to help others   Eric Roy recalls when last summer, an Ottawa mother took a course with his company, First […]

A handful of red wigglers. Photo Courtesy The Box of Life

Digging deep for the planet

Vermicomposting is good for your garden, the environment and fascinating for kids     In 2017, Akil Mesiwala was looking for a way to make his life more sustainable. After researching indoor composting and vermicomposting, he bought some red wiggler […]