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Amazing Dad: Russell Jackson

Russell Jackson gets a show of support from his two children. Credit: Mary W. Jackson
Amazing Dad: Russell Jackson, founder of Kid One, an organization that transports medically-ill children and expectant moms to doctors and hospitals across the ...

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 said, well, I love writing and I have four kids, but please don't ask me to give advice. Nobody should...

Tips for Keeping Your Sick Child Entertained at Home

The child is grumpy. Way beyond grumpy. Grumpy is a distant planet in another solar system past which she's shot in her misery-fuelled rocket ship. She refuses to eat supper. She's lethargic, moping, upset over nothing. Uh oh. She's fallen asleep o...

Making Sick Days Better

It happens to every mom. On the day you're giving a presentation or attending an important event, your child says, Mommy, my tummy feels funny. One memorable morning I was dressing for a meeting when first-grader James announced that he was...

Peanut Butter Recall Hurts Sales

Peanut Butter is more than just your child's lunch/allergy. It's big business. With the recent recall of tainted PB, big name brands like Jif and Peter Pan have seen a drop in sales of at least 20 percent, according to a report by CNN, while the g...

Strep throat vaccine being explored, parents dance in streets

A couple of winters ago, strep throat ripped the lining of my family's throats raw two or three times. When I wasn't moaning on the couch burning with fever and cursing that I could NOT find a blasted light to go towards, I was disinfecting and sanit...

The beauty in sickness

I spent Christmas night wedged precariously at the side of a toddler bed, a small foot digging persistently into my ribcage. I didn't mean to fall asleep there, but he'd been feverish and clingy all day, with a pleghmy cough. I've been trying to wean...

My kids are always sick

Because kindergartners in our district are eased into the schedule with a confusing assortment of half days and days off designed to give parents adrenaline heart attacks with the 'ACK! HALF DAY TODAY?! Regular?' second guessing that frequently happe...

Mostly moms missing work when kids stay home

If both parents work outside of the home and a childcare situation arises - sick kids, school closing, babysitter didn't show - who do you think is most likely to miss work to care for that child? Despite the evidence that fathers are playing a large...

When is sick enough for emergency?

My Mom's pneumonia is clinging on like a bad smell, dirt adhering stubbornly to the bottom of the family shoe. Atypical, the doctors say, this antibiotic isn't working. We'll find new medication for you next time. It's not contagious. It might be con...

Shane's wish

I often mull over intent to get involved in charitable organizations, do more to make a difference in my local community and give back some of my own good fortune in some small way. And then life sucks me in in its frenzied wash cycle of work, clean,...

Boy organizes bear drive

I had to take Nolan to the Children's Hospital earlier this week to get a specialist's opinion on his possibly fractured leg. The hospital is brand new: bright, airy, and loaded with all kinds of kids toys and aquariums and fun activities for kids. ...

The sickest week of the year? It's true for our home.

This past week we have all been sick in our house. The big boy child has the sniffles, the middle girl child has a barking cough that sounds eerily like a performing seal, the smallest boy child has green goo coming out of his eyes and nose and the m...

Labatt heir gives millions to children's hospital

When Arthur Labatt was an infant, doctors still made house calls. When he was nine months old, back in the mid 1930's, Dr. Alan Brown, the physician-in-chief at the Hospital for Sick Children and co-inventor of Pablum, made such a visit, coming well ...

Blogging Baby Sleepover Post: Tuesday, October 3

With the beginning of the school year done and out of the way, it is time to move on to...colds? It happens every year in our house that a few weeks after it all starts, the kids begin to get sick. So far we have not had anything major going on in ou...

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