New Year, New Me?

Photo by Lethu Zimu on Unsplash New year, new you! What does that statement mean? It implies you aren't who you need to be and BIG changes need to be made. This doesn't motivate anyone to change. When you feel you NEED to change or have to change, the goal isn't...

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Health Concerns and How a Chiropractor Can Help

Meet Dr. Farnaz Najm, chiropractor to mothers and children of all ages. A healthy body is a generous gift you can give yourself. The body has the ability to heal, with some help we can work towards achieving health and living life at 100% Dr. Farnaz is a mother and...

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How to Meet New Moms: In Hamilton

When you have a baby anxiety, self-doubt and exhaustion come along with this beautiful bundle of joy. There are so many good moments, but the difficult ones can bring us down. Meeting other people who understand you and support you, can help lift you up. No one wants...

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A Pain Free Family Vacation

Photo by Jessica Voong on Unsplash Family vacation is fun for many, but there are others that would rather avoid the stress and chaos. Whether you enjoy family vacations or not using these tips can help make them more pleasant and fun. Change is Difficult for Most...

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Be a Good Role Model to Your Child

"Do as I say not as I do" doesn't go very far. It's actually quite frustrating to hear that from your parents. Role modeling behaviour is the best way to teach. What Needs to be Taught? Assess what your child needs. Social skillsEmotional regulationChoresProblem...

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Chores Build Life Skills

#teamfamily downloadable printable chart Life is busy for the average family. There are many things to get done everyday, never mind the extras. Driving to events, lessons, practices, play dates, PTA meetings, appointments, games, tournaments, competitions..... I...

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My Entrepreneurial Journey

Lifestyle Photo Shoot with Kathy DeMerchant My entrepreneurial life started the summer of 2017. I picked up a book called "The Hundred Dollar Start Up "   I realized that I didn't need a huge bank loan to start a business. I had so much...

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I Have a Teenager and We Still Love Each Other

I love my teenager. Life with a teenager is not horrible. People are so hard on teens, it's like they forget they used to be one themselves. I believe in connection and building mutually respectful relationships. I understand that hormones, stress and big emotions can...

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Meet Michelle

I’m a child life specialist, a mental health professional, speaker, parenting expert, author, wife and mother.

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