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The Parents’ Voice By Shelley Heaphy

It’s the best time of the year for kids and teachers and parents. Everyone has worked so hard all year that this long awaited break is certainly deserved. For some…

Teaching empathy and working on apologies by Shelley Heaphy

I’m so sick of the fake, low-volumed, avoided eye contact “I’m sorry’s” between the kiddos. There have been a lot of those around here lately, and with a full summer…

Mommy guilt by Shelley Heaphy

The first thing I tell a mom who is expecting a baby or a mom with a new baby is that she’s doing an amazing job. I also share the…

Car trips by Shelley Heaphy

This summer we are embarking on two long car trips. We’re slowly going farther (a little farther than Ottawa, that is) places with our children but it’s still not easy…

Body image

I’m not even going to pretend I’m an expert on this topic. I’ve struggled with this concept my whole life and continue to. Because of that though, I know how…

Park days and spring activities

Woo-hoo! It feels like it’s been a long time coming, but finally we welcome spring and Park Days. The Mill Dam Park is open and ready for play and we…

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