Earth Day: Everyday Activities for Kids

Earth Day comes only once a year, but in our neighbourhood many families are making small changes to honour the Earth every day. If your family is l...

No-Gift Birthday Parties

It is birthday season at our house and our eldest will soon turn nine. He has been planning his party for a month, and already knows the theme (Lego...

Parenting Advice: Easy to Give, Harder to Take

I'm not an expert, I'm just a parent. I like that line. It's true and it (sort of) gets me off the hook. When this job was first offered to me, I sa...

Help Kids Learn by Turning Science Into Magic

I'll confess this without blushing: I'm an artsy mom. Ask me what a poem means and I'm like a dog with a bone. But when it comes to answering those bi...

Parenting Dilemma: What Do You Tell Kids About the Easter Bunny?

"Is the Easter Bunny real, or are you the real Easter Bunny?" "Well... if you believe in the Easter Bunny, then the Easter Bunny is real." "But ...

How to Ditch the Diapers and Start Potty Training

If your children are well past diapers, you don't have children, or you feel the urge to shout "TMI!" at your computer screen on a regular basis, plea...Potty training requires two things: readiness and commitment.

Do We Live in a Child-Intolerant Society?

Cabin Fever reporting live from underneath the seats of our local cinema. The box of popcorn has been dumped. The floor is sticky. The 23-month-old ha...

3 Tips for Adopting a Better Bedtime Routine

Bedtime. It can be the best of times, and it can be the worst of times. Often, after a full day of activities together, it cannot come soon enough. Bu...

The 10 Best New Picture Books for Spring

Every season brings bright new picture books, and Cabin Fever has the great pleasure of choosing from among the riches the very best. With help from m...

The Importance of Play Houses for Kids

With dreams of summer and backyard camp-outs -- and the early spring reality of chilly mud advancing to the doorstep -- the children have requested th...

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