Baby's First Year · Parenting

Why it’s important to understand your baby’s temperament?

Let's play a game.  If I give you the definition, can you guess what word I’m describing? The word is defined as “the usual attitude, mood, or behavior of a person or animal."  That's right, the word is temperament! Temperament has a huge impact on how people react, behave, deal with emotions and even learn.… Continue reading Why it’s important to understand your baby’s temperament?

Baby's First Year · Parenting

What the Tragically Hip and children songs have in common

The other day I was driving and Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip's "Fifty Mission Cap" came on the radio.  As I was singing along to the lyrics I realized that this song taught me so much about Toronto Maple Leaf's history that I would never have known. What the song taught me: Bill Barilko… Continue reading What the Tragically Hip and children songs have in common

Baby's First Year · Parenting

Your baby’s milestones in 3 basic stages

Have you ever wondered "when is my baby going to do – that?" Well, you aren't the only one.  I like to break a baby's first year down into 3 basic stages.  It is important to keep in mind, however, that every baby develops at their own pace, and that the ages listed are not set… Continue reading Your baby’s milestones in 3 basic stages