Well into this winter it’s easier than you think to thrive and not just survive. I shared my winter must haves across Canada this January. Here are the segments.
November 2018 had Maureen traveling across Canada sharing gift ideas for the whole family that will create not only holiday memories but fun times together throughout the year!
Five Mom Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know:
- Get more sleep
- Teach your kids to entertain themselves
- Manage screen time for the whole family
- Make the most of family time
- Always be prepared
Breakfast Television Calgary – Parenting Hacks
Breakfast Television Montreal – Everyday Parenting Hacks
CHCH Morning Live Hamilton – Five mom hacks every parent should know
Global Morning Vancouver – Five parenting hacks to help balance your life
Global Morning Winnipeg – Parenting Expert shares some “Mom Hacks”
Global Morning Edmonton – Parenting expert Maureen Dennis shares tips for moms and dads
CJOB Morning Winnipeg (Radio) – Mom Hacks
CTV Ottawa – Life Saving Mom Hacks
CTV Vancouver – 5 Mom Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know
CTV Halifax – Mom Hacks with Maureen Dennis
CTV Saskatoon Morning Live – Parenting Hacks
CTV Saskatoon News at Noon – Parenting Hacks
Five tips for a smooth transition back to reality:
1) Sleep – Getting back into the school time bedtime before back to school will help everyone get back in the routine more easily. Moving bedtime back a few minutes every night helps make it easier to adjust back to an earlier bedtime. Making sure everyone has a comfortable mattress will keep them in their own beds through the night, giving everyone a better start to the day.
2) Schedule – Summer is full of fun and we tend to be on a very different schedule than in the school year. Start to look at the fall calendar and get your kids involved in the things they can help out with like making their own lunches and packing their snacks and water bottle. Having good choices for lunch and snack foods in labeled baskets makes it easy for kids to do it themselves.
3) Shop – Focus on what your kids really need for back to school, stick to the list and find deals on summer clothes on clearance for the perfect first day outfit. For example fall clothes are very tempting but they can wait until the weather gets cooler.
4) Save – Get that chores list back out and see how your kids can be active and earn those pricier items they “must have”. If there is a new pair of shoes, an above budget back pack or maybe a new laptop, kids can help out around the house and earn those “nice to have” items.
5) Smart – Get everything you need, stick to your budget and why use some of your points for back to school items or earn points too that you can use in the future, holiday season is coming soon! Maybe even get yourself a little something fun, parents deserve it!
Breakfast Television Montreal – Avoiding the chaos of back to school reality
Global News Saskatoon – GLOBAL NEWS MORNING SASKATOON
GLOBAL WINNIPEG – THREE TIPS TO MAKE BACK-TO-SCHOOL EASIER ON KIDS AND PARENTS FROM A WINNIPEG EXPERT
CTV Kitchener – Back to School
CTV Ottawa – From Summer to School
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Detox your home this spring
Tips and recommendations for a cleaner, greener life from Seventh Generation and Maureen Dennis
TORONTO, ON – Many health-conscious Canadians detox the body with organic foods, juice cleanses, and clean eating, but fewer realize that it is equally important to detox the home. There are thousands of chemicals of concern found in many products in and around the home. This means that most people are exposed daily to harmful toxins that have suspected links to cancer, birth defects and asthma.
Seventh Generation, a leading North American brand of environmentally responsible household and personal care products, is announcing a new collaboration with parenting expert Maureen Dennis to encourage Canadians to detoxify the air, surfaces, and materials in their living spaces.
“Babies are exposed to as many as 300 chemicals of concern before they are even born – that is a staggering stat,” said Maureen Dennis. “Education is the best way to empower ourselves to make small changes to our daily habits. Making smarter and safer choices can help drive major change for ourselves, our families, and the planet.”
A mom of four, Dennis knows a thing or two about finding effective and affordable ways to create a healthy and happy living environment. Working closely with Seventh Generation, she’s established a series of educational and easy tips to help detoxify the home by eliminating harmful toxins. The tips, which are also recommended by Environmental Defence (Canada’s most effective environmental action organization) can be used by the whole family to lead a cleaner, greener life.
Furthering their commitment to building a toxin-free generation, Seventh Generation will donate $0.50 per unit sold of any Seventh Generation product to Environmental Defence from today (April 24) through May 31, up to a total of $10,000. The partnership is fitting, as Seventh Generation was created to inspire a revolution to nurture the health of the next seven generations, by providing busy families with plant based, value-driven cleaning and baby care products. Environmental Defence, the organization that successfully advocated the banning of BPA in baby bottles and phthalates in children’s toys, educates Canadians about cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting chemicals they are exposed to every day.
This year, shake up your standard spring cleaning, detox your home by finding and fighting toxins, 7 STEPS FOR A DIY HOME DETOX.
About Seventh Generation:
Established in 1988, in Burlington, Vermont, Seventh Generation is one of the North America’s leading brands of household, baby, lifestyle and personal care products. The company lives its commitment to “caring today for seven generations of tomorrows,” by creating revolutionary product solutions that build new ways of caring for ourselves and the world around us. A pioneer in corporate responsibility, Seventh Generation continually evaluates ways to reduce its environmental impact, increase product performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain. Products are the vehicle, but far-reaching, genuine change is the mission.
To learn more about Seventh Generation products and business practices, or review Seventh Generation‘s Corporate Consciousness Report, visit www.seventhgeneration.ca.
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March 21, 2014
Toronto, ON (February 17, 2014) –Children are our most precious cargo, but when parents don’t know proper car seat safety procedures, they put their children’s lives at risk on the roads. That is why Chevrolet is launching the national Safe and Sure Child Car Seat Installation Workshop Program, offering families expert advice on installing car seats into any make or model of vehicle for free.
Families and caregivers can sign up for the free workshops at www.safeandsure.ca. Sessions will begin at Chevrolet dealerships in Vancouver and Toronto in April 2014. Dealerships in Montreal will begin offering the workshops in late spring 2014. No matter what vehicle you drive, or the type of car seat you own, parents and caregivers can register online now for their free expert consultation.
“Safety has always been a priority for Chevrolet,” says Natalie Nankil, Public Relations Manager, Chevrolet. “Knowing that car seat safety has become such a concern, and that parents are looking for know-how and support, Chevrolet decided to help all drivers with the new Safe and Sure program.”
Chevrolet’s car seat installation workshops were piloted in Toronto during 2012 and 2013. The workshops received such overwhelmingly positive response from parents, grandparents, expectant parents and caregivers that Chevrolet is working with Parachute to now offer this program in three major cities.