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Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

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Support expectant mothers to have festive alternatives!

When a pregnant mother drinks…so does her unborn baby. During this upcoming holiday season, your FASD Community of Practice team would ask that you support any expectant mothers at holiday gatherings by offering them festive alternatives in lieu of alcoholic beverages. Here is a sample of a yummy festive mocktail: Countdown Mocktail: ½ oz passion… Read more »

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Holiday Celebrations During Times of Transition

Holidays are all about celebration, gathering with family and friends and traditions. Yet, when we are going through life-transitions, holidays can remind us painfully about what is changed and what…or who is missing. Some of those transition times are: children leaving home and starting their own families, separation and divorce, moving away from loved ones… Read more »

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Things to do with your Kids this Holiday and Winter Season

If you were to single out the most magical component of any individual’s holiday memories, it wouldn’t be the gifts they received, but the rituals they shared as a family. We often get on this crazy, money-spending merry-go-round this time of year, but it’s the simple traditions that are meaningful. There are many activities that… Read more »

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Kindness is a Powerful Attitude

In today’s world, “having attitude” means to have an aggressive edge. Perhaps having “attitude” makes us feel stronger and more in control, particularly if we’ve ever felt powerless or disadvantaged. However, adopting an attitude of kindness can be empowering. Choosing how we behave is liberating. Whatever the other person does out there, we still have… Read more »

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Winter is Coming – Come on, Smile!

In our region, we have enjoyed a fabulous summer and an exceptionally warm autumn. But talk is abounding about an approaching winter that could be one for the record books. Many people dread this time of year and simply dream about the prospect of springtime. But, are we going to spend a quarter of our… Read more »

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Why and How to Play with Your Kids

Through play children develop motor skills, cognitive skills, language, communication and problem-solving skills. Play benefits every aspect of growing, learning, socializing and brain development. Play is also relationship building. It is an opportunity for parents to get to know their child and for children to get to know their parents. When you devote time to… Read more »

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Free and Low Cost Ideas for Fall Family Outings

October is the month of Thanksgiving when we traditionally gather together and celebrate family. It is a great month to explore many of the vast opportunities our community offers families. Here are several free or low cost outings that families can explore this fall in our Region’s backyard! University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum Main Exhibit… Read more »

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Tips to Help Children to Manage Transitions

Cooler temperatures have finally arrived after a September where summer seemed to never end. The leaves have started to turn and the vibrant red of the Sumac and Burning Bushes have emerged. Change is in the air. As this seasonal transition occurs, our thoughts often wander to personal transitions. Change is never easy for adults,… Read more »

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