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An Open Letter to the Kids Bullying my Daughter

An open letter to the kids bullying my daughter   Shandley McMurray shares the heartbreaking impact of bullying on her nine-year-old daughter. Dear kids who’ve been bullying my daughter, She can be annoying. I know. I’m her mother. She doesn’t … Continue reading

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11 ways to salvage a bad morning

School mornings can be a sh*t show. Here’s how to turn things around. It’s 7:54 a.m., and we have six minutes to leave the house before we’re doomed to be late for school—again. The clock is ticking down like we’re … Continue reading

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How to manage gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is surprisingly common—and often comes with no warning signs. While counting carbs isn’t fun, the disease can be managed for a healthy pregnancy. Nycki Etherington was shocked when she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). A slim … Continue reading

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What to do when your kid’s the bully

Lots of kids test out being mean—even your little angel—but you can stop the behaviour that has them acting like a bully. Mom of three Isabelle Moore* still remembers the day she found out that her son Ewan* hadbullied someone. “This … Continue reading

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Why the Krim family tragedy shouldn’t taint our view of nannies

After the recent deaths of two New York children at the hands of their nanny, Shandley McMurray has started hugging her kids a little tighter. By Shandley McMurray      Originally published on TodaysParent.com November 05, 2012   Every few … Continue reading

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Sneaky Snacks

When it comes to making healthy food choices, looks can sometimes be deceiving. We’ve sleuthed out 12 tasty treats that are surprisingly good for you — and 12 that aren’t Shandley McMurray Think you’re scoring major nutrition points by giving … Continue reading

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Two Surnames, With Love: Choosing Your Child's Last Name(s)

What’s in a name? We asked parents with first-hand last name experience Shandley McMurray Meet the Thorson/Borons. They’re your typical nuclear family: one mom, one dad, a house and two kids. Dad, Robert Boron, works in marketing and mom, Stephanie … Continue reading

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Discipline After Divorce

Separation is stressful for kids, but there are ways to help keep them on track Shandley McMurray Whether they unleash their inner Picasso on your walls or purposely flush your watch down the toilet, kids will do the darndest things … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Sleep

With a child who never slept through the night, one couple turned to extreme measures Shandley McMurray Up all night For the first two years of her life, my daughter Marley awoke screaming, up to 10 times every night. My … Continue reading

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